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Can being overweight cause back pain?

Man overweight with back pain
Debilitating back pain that keeps you from being active can contribute to weight gain. But does it also happen in reverse? Can weight gain cause back pain? In a word, yes. Several studies show a high incidence of low back pain related to a body mass index (BMI) over 25 as well as a relationshi...Read more

How Much Ibuprofen Is Too Much?

Ibuprofen in woman's hand
Is your back acting up again? Pop a few Advil. Wake up with a (literal) pain in the neck? Reach for that Motrin. It’s something we do all the time, for headaches, sore muscles, and various other aches and pains. But how much Ibuprofen is too much? We’re diving in so you know if too much Ibuprofe...Read more
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