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16 Oct, 2020

Common Causes of Low Back Injuries

The single most common cause of lower back pain is a torn or pulled muscle and/or ligament. The lumbar spine, or low back, is a remarkably well-engineered structure of interconnecting bones, joints, nerves, ligaments, and muscles all working together to provide support, strength, and flexibility. However, this complex structure also leaves the low back susceptible

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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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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 Aug, 2019

Get Rid of Neck Discomfort and Pain Today!

It is no surprise that we have all probably experienced neck pain at some point in our lives. With the high prevalence of desk jobs, the influx of cell phone use, computer use and video gaming, as well as time spent relaxing in front of the TV, our posture certainly suffers more often than we

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17 May, 2018

What’s the point of a disc?

By Kieran Loving, ATC Between each vertebral body is a cushion called an intervertebral disc. Each disc absorbs the stress and shock the body incurs during movement and prevents the vertebrae from grinding against one another. The intervertebral discs are the largest structures in the body without a blood supply.  So they are the ‘sneakers’ for

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