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Back Burner

Women’s Health reports research suggests that one in five women complain about aches farther up the spine, and ways to find quick relief according to experts.

Women’s Health spoke to Dana Rose PT, DPT, OCS, SFMA, physical therapist at HSS, who has observed this trend come to life. “Overall, I’ve noticed an increase in upper-back pain in women patients.” Movement as therapy, even if it’s a short walk every 30 minutes, will help your muscles function efficiently and take pressure off your joints. Rose adds, they [muscles] will become tired if they’re stuck in a passive position day in and day out.

This article appeared in the July 2019 print edition.