Category: Back Pain

Could your back pain be caused by a herniated disc? Here's what to look for.

Could your back pain be caused by a herniated disc? Here’s what to look for.

August 15th, 2020

How do you know whether you have a herniated disc or it’s just good old back pain? One telltale sign can be where the pain is located. With a herniated disc, the pain is typically located in the lumbar spine. That’s the lower part of your backbone. The pain may radiate from the back to

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Stand Up to Your Back Pain! Physical Therapy Can Help Relieve Chronic Low Back Pain.

June 10th, 2020

Got low back pain? Then get a physical therapy referral! Physical therapy is a leading profession involved in the diagnosis and treatment of low back pain. In fact, low back pain is one of the most common reasons people come to work with a physical therapist. Researchers in our field have even developed concise and

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sciatica

Sick of sciatica? What you can do at home to relieve your sciatica pain.

October 10th, 2017

Sciatica is one of the most common back pain complaints in the country. Yet few patients truly understand what sciatica is or what can be done at home to help relieve the persistent, often radiating pain down one or both hips. What is sciatica? Sciatica is not itself a diagnosis, but rather a term used

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Scoliosis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

July 24th, 2017

  Scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, often occurs when children are just entering puberty, which is a stressful enough time without also having to deal with a physical limitation. The cause is not always known, although rarer forms are connected to injury, muscular dystrophy or cerebral palsy. Yet through a range of treatments, including

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Back or Neck Pain? What Different Types of Pain Mean

May 27th, 2016

When you have an ache or pain it can leave you scratching your head as to where the pain is truly coming from. Just because it hurts in that part of your leg or arm, doesn’t mean that is where the problem is coming from. Is it a bulging disc, muscle strain or did you

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Are Your Feet Killing Your Back?

April 20th, 2016

You know the old song, the knee bone is connected to the hip bone? It holds very true and explains what is called the bio mechanical chain. For many people, simply standing or walking for more than 20 minutes, means an aching back. This can be due to a whole host of factors, but believe

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Physical Therapy Just as Effective for Spinal Stenosis as Surgery

December 23rd, 2015

A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine that followed 169 participants showed that physical therapy was just as effective for people suffering from spinal stenosis as surgery (1). In fact, the results point to what physical therapists have known for decades, people suffering with back pain should try physical therapy first, before considering more invasive

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Are Your Hips Killing Your Back?

October 13th, 2015

Are you like many people, with an aching back at the end of the day or worried about lifting an object due to your back going out? You are not alone, over 80% of the population will suffer back pain at one time or another in their life according to CDC data. It is the price we

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How to Relieve Back and Neck Pain With a Healthy Spine

September 23rd, 2015

Do you suffer from aching back pain, nagging neck pain or even headaches? Having a healthy spine can prevent these types of problems. Your spine is a complicated structure of vertebrae, discs, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. Every second of every day your spine is moving in a delicate balance, even while you breathe! Take care of

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How to Protect Your Back

August 12th, 2015

Have you ever felt low back pain after doing too much the day before? One of the major causes of low back pain is repetitive injury to the spine. Repetitive injuries can be as simple as picking up boxes or having to bend down to scrub and clean the house. We often feel that we have done

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