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Category Archives: back

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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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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21 May, 2020

Low Back Pain can be Draining

So you have been experiencing pain in the low back that could be due to facet dysfunction. What is a facet?  Facet joints are located in the spine at the posterolateral aspect of the vertebra.  These are joints that allow motion of the spine and also restrict hyper mobility. How does the problem present? Pain,

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19 May, 2020

A Pinched Nerve can be Cured

Lumbar Radiculopathy, more commonly known as a pinched nerve or sciatica, is when a nerve is pinched due to inflammation, injury or compression in the spinal column and causes varying symptoms in the low back or down the leg. The most common symptoms that people feel are: pain in the low back or down the

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13 May, 2020

SIck of the Pain

The SI is the sacroiliac joint where the sacrum (lowest part of the spine) and the Ilium come together. This joint helps to transmit forces from the upper body to the lower body.  Ligaments connect the two bones together making up the pelvis.  There is generally very little motion at this joint. When there is

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13 May, 2020

Solution to that Back Strain

Are you feeling: Pain across the low back into the buttock and hip area Stiffness and limit motion Swelling Inability to maintain positions Muscle spasms If you are experiencing any of these symptoms you may be dealing with a lumbar strain.  A lumbar strain is when the muscles or tendons in the back get overstretched

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30 Apr, 2020

Low Back Pain & Core Strength

There are many people today who suffer from general lower back aches and pain of no known cause or injury. The likely culprit would point to poor postural awareness and poor abdominal or core strength. We are presented throughout our day with various different postures with sitting and standing being the most problematic. We are

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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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