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Category Archives: back

10 Mar, 2020

The Culprits of Back Issues

Back pain can arise due to a number of different reasons: It can be of traumatic origin, such as a car accident or a high impact fall.  It can be degenerative in nature, occurring as the vertebral bones become arthritic and the joints they form no longer move as well.  It can be postural, developing

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27 Feb, 2020

The Chain to Low Back Pain

How Much Does Back Pain Impact Us? Chronic back pain and discomfort is a debilitating condition that will affect the majority of Americans at some point during their life.  In fact, chronic back pain is one of the leading reasons people go to the doctor and employees miss work. Chronic back pain can make it

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7 Feb, 2020

Tried and True Solution to Back Issues

Back issues often start when we feel that we have done too much, then later on or the next day do we experience some aches or muscle soreness. While the discomfort usually goes away in a day or two, your body is telling you that there was straining and microscopic tearing of muscle tissue, causing

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6 Feb, 2020

Back Pain and Back Strains

Low back pain is one of the most common issues seen in an outpatient physical therapy clinic and the vast majority of people will experience some form of back pain at least once throughout their life. There are many different causes of low back pain, but one common cause of back pain is due to

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24 Jan, 2020

The Low Back Pain Epidemic

Generalized back pain continues to be rampant in many parts of the US and world-wide and does not seem to be decreasing despite many calculated efforts to do so. This particular diagnosis, sadly, has many attributes that makes it very difficult to pinpoint an exact cause. There is a substantial amount of literature on treatments,

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2 Jan, 2020

Handle Low Back Pain

Low back pain can affect our lives in many ways. It can prevent us from exercising, sleeping, working, and spending time with our families. Those four activities alone make up pretty much the entire day for a lot of us. So the question becomes, why aren’t we taking action to handle our pain? Signs and

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26 Dec, 2019

Eliminating Back Discomfort

Being plagued by the inability to sleep, experiencing stiffness, or having difficulty with activities that we love, are often indicators of back issues. Often back pain is a signal of issues up and down the chain. Your spine connects your upper body and your lower body so it is important that we seek out the

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12 Dec, 2019

Avoid Back Pain When Shoveling this Winter

With winter here and the chance of snow right around the corner, it is important to know the proper way to shovel, in order to prevent back and shoulder injuries – ones we see frequently after a big snow. The good news though is that lower back and shoulder pain can be easily prevented by

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18 Nov, 2019

Get Rid of That Creeping Back Pain

Back pain can creep up on us after simply sitting too frequently and for long periods of time, after a bad night’s sleep, after strenuous activity such as repeated  lifting, or after participating in leisurely sports. Back pain could even prevent us from standing straight, and bending over to tie our shoes or do the

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8 Nov, 2019

The Importance of the Discs in Our Spines

What are They and Why do we Need Them?  You may have heard the analogy that the discs in your back are like a jelly doughnut. The outer lining of the disc is made of up rings and then in the center, there is a jelly-like fluid. When a disc is healthy, it is somewhat

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