Stories tagged with: Back Pain

January 12, 2011 - 5:29pm
3 years 32 weeks ago

Shoveling snow can lead to serious heart and back problems. The Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department wants you to know how to prevent this from happening.

Each year an estimated 1,200 deaths are due to heart attacks brought on by snow shoveling.  People who have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, or smoke are at an even greater risk.

"This is due to the increased exercise that they are doing, the lifting, it's the equivalent of moderate exercise, so if you...

September 17, 2010 - 2:54pm
3 years 49 weeks ago

Doctors with pregnant patients hear a lot of complaints about back pain, especially as the pregnancy progresses.

"The third tri-mester is characterized by more weight gain, more pelvic pressure and more discomfort. So in the last six to eight weeks of pregnancy when the baby's putting on more weight typically that's when you're most symptomatic," says Dr. Robert Aepli, OB/GYN.

"You've got muscle stretch, muscle shortening, so that can create some weakness in the...

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