Best Ways To Prevent Back Pain

Back pain, especially lower back pain, is one of the most common sources of chronic pain. Back pain affects 8 out of 10 people, and most often starts during middle age. The aging process causes muscle atrophy and disc degeneration, … Continue reading

6 Tips for Ergonomic Driving

Whether you’re driving home from work or driving across the country, how you sit in the car has a large effect on your body. Paying attention to “car ergonomics” can help you avoid painful and annoying back, shoulder, and neck … Continue reading

Sore Neck? Try a New Pillow

Recently I have woken up every day with an incredibly sore neck. Since I usually sleep the same way, I was wondering if my pillow was the problem. Spine-health.com explains how sleeping position and the right pillow can alleviate sore … Continue reading

7 Backpack Safety Tips

In the last decade or so, many schools have removed lockers in order to save money.  Ultimately, students suffer because of this.  It is not uncommon for kids to lug 40 pound behemoths on their backs all day long (I … Continue reading

Kids With Big Backpacks

Originally uploaded by Beth Rousseau We start so young, it’s no wonder we all have bad backs!

Ergonomic Nightmare of the Week: Christmas

Christmas is a time of togetherness and giving and joy and all that good stuff. But Christmas time can also be an ergonomic nightmare. Think about it: Christmas travel (crowds, lost baggage, lines, uncomfortable seating, stress) Bending down to cut … Continue reading