Back pain is one of the most common medical complaints that doctors hear. Unfortunately, the pain is often chronic, and unless there is a structural abnormality, there isn’t much a doctor can offer you. That doesn’t mean there’s no hope. If there’s nothing wrong with your spine itself, it’s likely your symptoms are from muscle strain due to poor posture. With people spending more and more time sitting at a desk in front of a computer than ever before, prioritizing good ergonomics is of the utmost importance, especially if you’re suffering from back pain.
New artist Sam Smith did pretty well for himself at the Grammy awards last night, taking home the trophy in the Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album, and Best New Artist categories. His smash hit “Stay With Me” has been ubiquitous on the airwaves since its release, and put him squarely on the map as an artist to watch going forward. Continue reading
New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis, who has taken the NBA by storm in his third season in the league, is likely day-to-day after being diagnosed with a right shoulder contusion suffered in the Pelicans’ 107-72 loss to the Chicago Bulls. Davis has been averaging 24.9 PPG, 10.4 RPG, and 2.8 BPG this season. Through the season’s first 48 games, he held a PER of 32.1, which would be the best ever in the NBA (if sustained for a full season). Losing Davis for any length of time will be a blow to the Pelicans who are currently 9th in the Western Conference with a 27-24 record. Their next game is Monday night at home against the Utah Jazz.
Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) is the fancy term for the cramps, burning, and stiffness you feel after a long workout. It’s caused primarily by lactic acid buildup, but the exertion of your muscles (especially if you’re using a limited range of motion) can also contribute to this phenomenon. Continue reading
Former rap mogul Suge Knight has been arrested under suspicion for the murder of 55 year old Terry Carter, founder of the now-defunct Heavyweight Records. According to witnesses, Knight matched the description of the driver of a red pickup truck who struck Carter and 51 year old Cle Sloan twice before driving off.
According to LAPD Lt. John Corina, “people we talked to said it looked like it was an intentional act. So we’re handling it as a homicide.” Knight, 49, turned himself into the police early Friday morning. Continue reading
With stricter regulations on vehicle emissions, car and truck manufacturers have started downsizing engines in a quest to improve fuel economy. V8s are being replaced by V6s, while turbochargers are supplanting increased displacement as the preferred method of boosting power.
But for car enthusiasts, a car that has the look and feel of a performance machine (and certainly the price tag to match) needs to also have a certain sound from the engine when you depress the accelerator. And these new engines just can’t get it done. So what’s a manufacturer to do? Fake it. Continue reading
A new batch of scientific papers have been released regarding the Rosetta mission, and along with it came a whole bunch of pictures from the OSIRIS camera team. Though they were taken back in August and September of last year, they’re only just now available for public consumption. You can see them by following the link at the bottom. There’s plenty of cool stuff to see, including some enhancements they did that help bring out details in the shadows. Continue reading