Golf Is More Than a Leisure Activity

By Dr. Thomas J. Dowling Golf can be enjoyed by all at almost any age. The game affords a way of getting outside and spending quality time with friends or family, or for some, time alone. The handicap system acts to level the field for competition as well. Unfortunately, golf is often viewed more as …

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My Aching Back – Lumbar Disc Injuries

My Aching Back – Lumbar Disc Injuries Laurence Mermelstein, M.D. In the general population, lower back pain is one of the most common reasons people see their doctor.  In the younger athletic population, this is not the most common injury, but common enough to warrant serious consideration when it occurs.  The majority of the time, …

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3 Signs That Your BackPack is TOO heavy

3 Signs That Your BackPack is TOO heavy #1 Tips for Backpack related injuries Long Island Spine says wear Both Straps!! Use of one strap shifts the weight to one side, causing muscle spasms and low back pain. This is true even with one-strap backpacks that cross the body. By wearing two shoulder straps, the weight of …

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