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Category Archives: Back and Neck Pain

3 Apr, 2019

Where do most of us carry our stress?

Neck problems are becoming more common due our sedentary lifestyles. How often do we use computers and phones throughout the day? Now think about your posture whenever you use these devices. Chances are, there’s probably room for improvement there. Posture plays a large role in maintaining neck health and limits your chance of developing problems

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3 Apr, 2019

Discomfort interrupting workouts, sleep and work?

By: Jason Makoutz, DPT Q&A How does back pain usually start? Many times back pain starts from a specific incident where you overexerted yourself, lifted something improperly, performed more of an activity than you were used to, sitting/standing more prolonged amount of time, or a traumatic incident. Often times it is a combination of several

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25 Mar, 2019

Trouble sleeping through the night because of back pain?

By: Jason Makoutz, DPT Read on for answers to common questions about back pain, how it starts and how to get rid of it for good! How does back pain usually start? Many times back pain starts from a specific incident where you overexerted yourself, lifted something improperly, performed more of an activity than you

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18 Mar, 2019

What Most People Assume Makes Up the Core

By Devin Wurman, DPT The core must be one of the most complex features of the human body. Everything we do involves the core. What is the core exactly? A lot of people think it’s those wonderful six-pack abs. But really that’s not the core, that’s only a small component of the core. So what

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13 Mar, 2019

The Importance Of A Strong Core

By: Rachel Herrmann, DPT, PT When most people think of the core, they think of the abdominals and doing sit-ups and generally know that one needs to have good core strength. Beyond that, most people don’t know much else about the core. So what are the core muscles and what do they really do? The

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11 Mar, 2019

Don’t Wait To Treat Lower Body Discomfort

Back discomfort can be debilitating no matter what your walk of life. People living with back pain are often plagued by the inability to sleep, stiffness or difficulty with activities that they love. At Loudoun Sports Therapy Center, our goal to help you treat your back problems through targeted strengthening and specific exercises so you

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6 Mar, 2019

A Leading Cause People Miss Work

By Devin Wurman, DPT Back pain is one of the leading reasons people go to the doctor and a leading reason employees miss work so it’s a very important topic to understand. There are four main reason back pain can start: Muscle strains due to heavy lifting or repetitive movements Pain that you can pinpoint

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30 Jan, 2019

The Key Treatment Technique to Permanent Lower Back Pain Relief

By Jeremy Schain, DPT, CSCS Back pain is a debilitating condition that will affect the majority of Americans at some point during their life. In fact, the most recent estimates range from 60% to 80 % (depending on the source), regarding the number of Americans that will experience back pain at one or more occurrences

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9 Jan, 2019

Four Common Disc Problems and What to Do About Them

By: Kiara Holmes, ATC Back problems plague much of our society today. You may know someone who suffers from back pain, or it may be you yourself. While several factors contribute to different types of pain, disc issues are a category of their own. First, what is a disc? A disc in your spine is

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7 Jan, 2019

Stand up Straight, Don’t Slouch!

By: Alyssa Burke, PTA These instructions sound familiar to anyone? I don’t know about you, but growing up, I constantly heard both of these and, “keep your shoulders back” all the time. Good posture is something that we are taught but don’t always think about as we carry on with our daily activities until we

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