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11 October 2013

Tailor your back pain

Do you suffer from chronic back pain? You could be lopsided because one of your legs is shorter than the other.

Do you suffer from chronic back pain? You could be lopsided because one of your legs is shorter than the other. Even a slight imbalance can cause your spine to curve to the short side when you walk or run. Eventually, the bend puts painful pressure on disks. But a visit to the most unlikely professional can help set you on the path to relief.

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Experts at Illinois State University say most people can’t tell if their legs are different lengths, but a tailor can. They recommend you ask a tailor for a quick measurement. If they find an imbalance, you should remedy the problem with a therapeutic Dr Scholl-type insert, or you can see a podiatrist for a custom-made orthotic.

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