Tailor your back pain

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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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