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11 Jan, 2021

Why Does Our Back Hurt?

Low Back Pain is one of the most common reasons for disability in Americans and impacts a very large portion of the population. You may be wondering why this is. Contributors of Low Back Pain There are many contributors to this type of pain, some being: living a sedentary life-style being overweight core weakness sitting

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10 Dec, 2020

Lower Back Problems: A Common Complaint

Lower back problems are one of the most common complaints we encounter in physical therapy. The majority of adults will experience back pain at some point in their lifetime. The back pain they experience may only last a short time or it could linger for months. Back pain affects men and women equally and can

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3 Dec, 2020

Features of Sciatica

Sciatica refers to pain that radiates from the back, deep into the buttock and down into  the back of the leg. This is generally caused by compression and irritation to the sciatic  nerve. Sciatica generally develops over time due to repetitive postures or physical  activity; for example individuals who do a lot of sitting are

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16 Oct, 2020

Common Causes of Low Back Injuries

The single most common cause of lower back pain is a torn or pulled muscle and/or ligament. The lumbar spine, or low back, is a remarkably well-engineered structure of interconnecting bones, joints, nerves, ligaments, and muscles all working together to provide support, strength, and flexibility. However, this complex structure also leaves the low back susceptible

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6 Oct, 2020

Tips to Avoid These Three Common Back Injuries

Take a look below to see some of the common injuries and some tips to avoid back pain. Herniated/bulging disc:  This injury commonly occurs with an increased load from bending forward such as lifting or pushing a heavy object, falling, or sitting for a long period of time. The best way to avoid a herniated

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18 Sep, 2020

Key Ways to Relieve Neck & Back Discomfort

There are many common causes of both back pain and neck pain. However, both of these can be treated with physical therapy. Causes of Back Pain: Changes in the spine’s anatomy Lumbar disc herniation occurs when the gel-like interior of the disc leaks outward and irritates the nerve roots. It typically causes a stabbing pain

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21 Jul, 2020

Common Causes of Low Back Injuries

Back pain is a primary cause for sick-days in working environments and can cost employers up to $1,685 per employee every year. Unfortunately back injuries are quite common and can happen for a multitude of reasons. Fortunately, there is a effective way to treat these injuries. Take a look below to see what causes back

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2 Jul, 2020

Sources and Reasons for Back Issues

Back pain can come from multiple different sources and can occur for a number of different reasons. The muscles, lumbar discs in between the bones and the joints of the spine can all be sources of back pain. These are all things that coming to PT can address as well! So what can I try

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18 Jun, 2020

Back Pain and Where it Came From

Most of us will experience some form of back pain at some point in their life.  Back pain can be debilitating and can make simple everyday activities and movements seem impossible and painful. So where did this pain come from?  Where Back Pain Comes From: Muscle strains Joint or disc issues (joint deterioration, disc herniation)

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10 Jun, 2020

Discs: Reason for Back Issues

What is a disc?   Your back bone, or spine, is made up of bones called vertebrae that are separated by discs. A disc is made up of a tough outer portion called the annulus fibrosus and a softer inner portion called the nucleus pulposus that is a gel like substance.  The two parts that make

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