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University of Utah Researchers Seek to Improve Low Back Pain Treatment with Help From $9.7 Million PCORI Grant

May 04, 2018

A new University of Utah Health study led by Julie Fritz, PT, Ph.D., will seek to help patients gain relief from low back pain thanks to a $9.7 million grant from Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).... Read more

Rethinking Back Pain Treatments

March 21, 2018

There is growing concern that much of that money is being spent on back pain treatments that either don’t work, or make the condition worse. ... Read more

Avoiding a Painful Commute

September 03, 2015

Being stuck in a car for a long commute can cause serious problems for your neck, spine, and back. How to avoid the pain. ... Read more

We Are a Nation in Pain: 4 Ideas for Good “Pain Health”

August 25, 2015

One in 10 adult Americans suffer from constant chronic pain. What can you do about it? Read these four ideas on managing your "pain health."... Read more

Beware of the Backpack

August 24, 2015

If your child's backpack contains a small library, consider this: More than 7,300 kids are treated for backpack-related injuries annually. Learn how much weight is too much to carry and tips for lightening the load.... Read more

Staying Healthy After a Break-Up

May 26, 2015

There’s no doubt that our physical health is often influenced by our mental and emotional health. Research shows that depression has been linked to a number of physical ailments such as migraines, headaches, back pain, digestive issues and many others. ... Read more

Back Pain? You May Need a Massage

January 08, 2015

The pain can be almost unbearable. Sciatica can come on suddenly, or occur after sitting for long periods of time. The pain radiates from the sciatic nerve that runs from the lower back and through your hips and your buttocks. ... Read more

How to Banish Back Pain

October 21, 2014

Nearly 80% of people will experience back pain at some point in their life. Download this checklist to learn how to protect yourself and avoid common culprits that may be causing you pain. ... Read more

60 Seconds to a Healthier You: Foam Roller Exercises

March 11, 2014

University of Utah Health Care Physical Therapist Holly Barber, explains some simple exercises with a foam roller to work your posture and your legs.... Read more

60 Seconds to a Healthier You: Office Ergonomics

March 07, 2014

Physical therapist Ned Dowling explains how improving posture can reduce pain and stress when you're stuck in front of a computer all day.... Read more

How to Shovel Your Driveway and Save Your Back

January 31, 2014

With more snow in the forecast, here's three simple tips to reduce strain on your back as you shovel the white stuff.... Read more