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Category Archives: Back Pain

11 Jan, 2019

Suffering with Back Pain? Check Your Posture!

In one longitudinal study, back pain accounted for more than 3 percent of all emergency room visits between 2004 and 2008. It is also estimated that more than 25 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, many with a disability that prevents them from doing normal daily tasks like working and caring for themselves or others.

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31 Aug, 2018

Moving Forward With Your Treatment- Low Back

  As we move forward, here are 4 very important things to keep in mind to speed up your recovery: Never sleep on your stomach! Sleep postures that are uncomfortable or cause pain can keep us from getting the rest we need. Here are some quick tips to help make sleeping restful in any position.

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13 Jul, 2018

Causes of Pain in the Lumbar Spine- What is it?

There are many structures in the lumbar spine that can cause pain. Irritation to any nerve roots that exit the spine, joint issues, spinal discs, the bones and the muscles are all culprits of pain. Where is the Lumbar spine? Common causes of lower back pain: ·Muscular Problems· The most common cause of lower back

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20 Jun, 2018

Ways to Avoid Back Surgery- Physical Therapy is One of Them

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Nobody wants to have to have an operation done, especially if the operation involves an intricate part of the skeletal system, like your spine. Although, in some cases surgery is the way to go, it is smart to illuminate alternative measures first. That being said, if you have been told to consider spine surgery, read

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10 Jun, 2018

It’s Time to Take Care of Your Low Back Pain


If you ask any one of our therapists what their most frequent patient case is, they will say; lower back pain. Back strains often go away on their own especially when the traditional “RICE” treatment is used. Rest Ice Compression Elevation …when RICE just isn’t doing the job, physical therapy would be your best path

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2 Mar, 2018

The 5 Natural Ways to Relieve Sciatica


Have you ever experienced aching pain in the back / buttock area that radiates down your leg? You may have sciatica. Sciatica is a common condition that affects up to 1 out of 10 people, typically between ages 25-45. Symptoms Sciatica is typically felt as a dull aching pain to the low back / buttock

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20 Jan, 2018

Physical Therapy…Just as Effective for Spinal Stenosis as Surgery!


A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine followed 169 participants and 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

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6 Dec, 2017

Are Your Hips Killing Your Back?


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

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27 Oct, 2017

Tips for Relieving Sciatica Pain

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Do you have back pain or sciatica? In a study reported in the journal Orthopedics, 650 people were examined for low back pain or sciatica. About 25% had reported an episode of sciatica in the past 6 months of the study. This shows how common sciatica really is. Sciatica is a term used to describe

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16 Oct, 2017

Tips for avoiding back pain

Is a sore back interfering with your life? You are not alone! Nearly four out of five people experience back pain at some point in their lifetime. Back pain takes various forms, from a persistent dull ache to sudden sharp pain, and has many causes. Sometimes it results from a sprain, fracture, or other accidental

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