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Category Archives: Back and Neck Pain

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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12 Feb, 2020

Our Forward Head Posture, the Reason for Our Neck Pain

Neck problems, neck spasms and general neck pain are common complaints in the orthopedic rehab world. One of the most common causes of these problems is forward head posture.  Forward Head Lifestyle With the high prevalence of desk jobs, the influx of cell phone use, computer use and video gaming, as well as time spent

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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

Handle Neck Pain the Right Way

We all know a time when we have fallen asleep in an awkward position and had the unexpected pleasure of waking up to a “crick in our neck.” Having an aching neck  makes it very difficult to turn our head to check our blind spots when driving, bend our neck forward to check our cell

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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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16 Dec, 2019

Stretches to Alleviate Neck Pain and Improve Posture

Neck pain is a common ailment that is experienced by a large number of individuals. There are many causes of neck pain. Possible causes of neck pain include: Tight muscles Whiplash injuries that can be caused by car accidents Sports related accidents and injuries. Poor posture which is a result of everyday activities that most

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