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Category Archives: Back and Neck Pain

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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1 Sep, 2020

3 Sources of Neck Problems, With 1 Solution

Most of us spend hours at our desk at work, and often are looking down at our cell phone or computer during our free time, as well as time you spend relaxing in front of the TV. What you may not realize is how all of this affects your posture. Over time, these repetitive tasks

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25 Aug, 2020

Neck Problem Leading to Pain Elsewhere

With the transition to working from home and with the start of distance learning, neck pain is a common problem we are seeing in our clinic. The change in desk set up, chairs or extended time sitting and working at a desk can be a major contributor to neck pain. Neck problems can vary in

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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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12 Jun, 2020

Pain from Posture: Get Relief TODAY!

Posture is something that we hear about all the time and it’s usually followed by “oh, I have terrible posture”. Postural weakness in the neck is a problem many of us struggle with. We spend a lot of time sitting whether it is at a desk or on a couch and 9 times out of

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28 May, 2020

Facets in Our Neck

Are you having neck pain but are not sure why? You notice you can’t turn your head as far as you used to and you are having pain and muscle spasms. If this is true, you could be experiencing cervical facet dysfunction.  What is a facet?  Facets are joints in your spine. They are located

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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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14 May, 2020

Neck Problem From a Nerve Problem

A common problem we see in our clinic is people experiencing neck pain. Neck pain can be caused from many different things and can vary in how severe the pain is. One common neck problem we see is called cervical radiculopathy. Cervical radiculopathy is a fancy way of saying your neck pain is caused by

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