Category Archives: Back Pain

  • 5 Ways Physical Therapy Can Help Your Back and Neck Pain

    There are several reasons why back and neck pain may occur. For example, any changes in the spine’s anatomy can lead to back pain, such as osteoarthritis, lumbar disc herniation, lumbar degenerative disc disease, or sacroiliac joint dysfunction. One of the most common causes of neck pain is a...

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  • How Proper Posture Can Improve Your Back Pain

    Millions of people experience back pain. In fact, back pain is the most commonly reported area of discomfort across the United States. It is estimated that approximately 25 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, many of whom experience that pain in their back. According to one longitudinal study, 3%...

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  • Are Herniated Discs the Culprit of Your Back Pain?

    The spine is an extremely complex part of your body. It contains 24 bones, and 5 of those bones are located in your lower back. It also has a large number of nerves and intervertebral discs that help with movement. Unfortunately, it is sometimes possible for these discs to...

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  • Stand up to Lower Back Pain – Find Relief Through Physical Therapy

    Lower back pain is a very common sensation that affects 60-70% of people across industrialized nations. It can also greatly limit many aspects of your daily life. For example, working, doing the activities you love, spending time with friends and family, or even just relaxing can be difficult if...

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  • 4 Ways to Quickly Relieve Sciatica

    Sciatica is a very common condition that affects 10% of the population. However, many more people suffer with sciatica like symptoms from low back pain to numbness in the leg. These symptoms can be signs of other back problems such as mechanical low back pain or even herniated discs....

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  • Back or Neck Pain? What Different Types of Pain Mean

    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...

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  • Are Your Feet Killing Your Back?

    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 it or not, your feet and ankles can be a culprit. When you walk the hips, knees, ankles and feet rotate...

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  • How to Avoid Back Surgery

      According to the Washington Post, spinal fusion surgeries increased from 56,000 in 1994 to 465,000 in 2011. That is an 8 times increase in the rate of back surgery in 7 years! In Europe and other countries, back surgery rates are more than 4 times lower than those...

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  • 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...

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  • How Do You Know if You Have a Herniated Disc?

      Do you have sharp pain in a particular part of your arm or leg? It may be a herniated disc. However, it could be another problem. Herniated or bulging discs are often blamed for radiating pains, numbness and tingling in the extremities, but they are often not the...

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