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Understanding Osteoarthritis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

elderly women dealing with osteoarthritis
According to the CDC, osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that affects more than 32.5 million adults in the US alone. Osteoarthritis can affect any joint but typically targets the hands, knees, neck and lower back. Once considered a “wear and tear” condition, we now know that this is a disease of the entire joint, including bone, cartilage, ligaments, fat, and the tissues lining the joint.

10 Tips for Managing Low Back Pain

Almost everyone experiences low back pain at some point in their life. Poor posture, faulty body mechanics, sedentary lifestyles, and lack of exercise can all contribute to the achy feeling. Sometimes the pain can be more complex, involving an injury or the bodys natural degenerative process. Regardless of the cause, you should follow some basic strategies to help manage the pain.