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Fall Sports Are Almost Here! Prevent Bleacher Back

It’s already August, and that means school will soon be back in session, and a new sports season is just around the corner. The excitement of cheering on your favorite team makes it easy to forget just how uncomfortable those bleachers can be, at least until you feel that dull, aching lower back pain. While there’s not an official name for the discomfort caused by sitting on bleachers, this pain is often called Bleacher Back. What is it about those hardwood or metal bleachers that causes so much pain? “Sitting on hard or metal stadium seating causes pain simply because ...

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