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Category Archives: back

5 Apr, 2021

Common Sources of Low Back Pain

Low back pain is one of the leading causes of disability and lost work time among adults. What is the low back: Low back refers to the lumbar curvature of your spine- the last 5 segments before reaching your bum.  Common Conditions: Nonspecific Low Back Pain  most common Lumbar Radiculopathy  Increased compression on a nerve

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9 Mar, 2021

Back or Neck Pain?

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 just over

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25 Feb, 2021

Mobility in this Joint can be a Reason for Back Pain

Believe it or not, your hips play a large role in the health of your back and limited hip mobility can cause back pain.  More than 80 percent of the population will suffer from back pain at least once in their life, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control. It is the price

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3 Feb, 2021

Herniated and Bulging Discs: Symptoms to Look For

Radiating pain, numbness or tingling is a possible indicator that one or more of your nerves may be irritated by a bulging or herniated disc. What are Discs and What do They do? The bones in our spine are called vertebrae and in-between the vertebrae are our discs, these discs act as shock absorbers. These

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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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