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Category Archives: Back and Neck Pain

5 Dec, 2018

What Your Core Workout Should Also Include

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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26 Nov, 2018

Back Discomfort Making it Difficult to Complete Your Daily Routine?

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. These may include running or hiking, gardening, walking the dog or playing with their grandchildren. Back pain is something we treat lots

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21 Nov, 2018

Ever have an ache that seemed to start for no reason?

Believe it or not, your hips play a large role in the health of your back and limited hip mobility can cause back pain.  Do you have an aching back at the end of the day and wonder where the source of your pain is coming from? You are not alone! More than 80 percent of the

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5 Nov, 2018

Difficulty Sleeping, Exercising or Working?

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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1 Nov, 2018

Muscle spasms happening in the back?

Lower back pain is very prevalent in our society and can greatly limit your ability to carry out daily tasks. Unfortunately, many people think it is just something they have to “live with.” However, physical therapy can be extremely beneficial for resolving low back pain and limiting recurrent episodes thus greatly improving your quality of

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18 Oct, 2018

Carrying a heavy back pack or purse everyday?

By Devin Wurman, DPT Back pain is one of the most common complaints that patients have when they are coming to physical therapy.  It is not only affecting middle-aged adults, but becoming more prevalent in the younger adult population. Most patients that come in report dealing with the pain for at least a month or

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11 Oct, 2018

Reading in bed or sleeping on an old pillow?

By: Angie Austin, LPTA Your neck is a vital yet vulnerable part of your body due to its ability to move in all directions. That’s all while holding the weight of your head, which is an average of 10 pounds. While neck pain or pain in the cervical spine is not as common as say

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9 Oct, 2018

Missing a good night’s sleep because of discomfort?

By: Cierra Washington, ATC Let’s take some time to talk statistics. Roughly two-thirds of Americans suffer from low back pain in particular, yet only 63 percent actually take the steps to relieve their pain, according to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Of those two-thirds, 69% say their lower back pain affected their daily lives

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4 Oct, 2018

What are the core muscles and what do they do?

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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30 Aug, 2018

Discomfort radiating down the lower body?

By Devin Wurman, DPT Back pain is one of the most common complaints that patients have when they are coming to physical therapy.  It is not only affecting middle-aged adults, but becoming more prevalent in the younger adult population. Most patients that come in report dealing with the pain for at least a month or

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