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Back Pain

Back pain is a common condition in Western culture that often results from sedentary lifestyles; poor ergonomic conditions in the workplace, chronic inflammation and stress. Back pain is the largest cause of work-related absence in the United States, with a tremendous impact on business — an estimated cost nearing $100 billion a year in lost productivity. Studies show that most of the pain-related lost time occurs while employees are at work in the form of reduced performance, not absence from work. It is estimated that chronic back pain costs sufferers above $10,000 annually. Continue reading Back Pain

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Acne

Acne is a chronic and inflammatory condition caused by a plug of skin cells obstructing the flow of sebum (an oily substance secreted by the skin’s sebaceous glands) at the neck of the hair follicles. When sebum becomes trapped in a follicle, bacteria multiply and the follicle becomes inflamed, taking on the appearance of a spot. Continue reading Acne