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Everyday Habits that Hurt Your Spine

December 9, 20138 min
13 million people go to the doctor each year due to low back pain. Are your everyday habits to blame?Low back pain is one of the greatest problems people have when it comes to chronic pain. It is the second most common reason people visit doctors and is the leading cause of disability in the United States for Americans under the age of 45.According to recent research, 60 to 80 percent of adults in the United States suffer from chronic back pain. Low back pain affects your spine's flexibility, stability and strength, leading to your pain, discomfort and stiffness.In this segment of Staying Well, Board Certified Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, Affilliate Assistant Professor of Clinicial Biomedical Sciences at The Charles E. Schmidt Florida Atlantic University College of Medicine, Dr. Michael Gleiber shares the everyday habits that could be causing your low back pain, as well as how you can reverse the symptoms.

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