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5 Apr, 2021

Common Sources of Low Back Pain

Low back pain is one of the leading causes of disability and lost work time among adults. What is the low back: Low back refers to the lumbar curvature of your spine- the last 5 segments before reaching your bum.  Common Conditions: Nonspecific Low Back Pain  most common Lumbar Radiculopathy  Increased compression on a nerve

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10 Dec, 2020

Lower Back Problems: A Common Complaint

Lower back problems are one of the most common complaints we encounter in physical therapy. The majority of adults will experience back pain at some point in their lifetime. The back pain they experience may only last a short time or it could linger for months. Back pain affects men and women equally and can

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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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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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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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26 Dec, 2019

Eliminating Back Discomfort

Being plagued by discomfort, the inability to sleep, experiencing stiffness, or having difficulty with activities that we love, are often indicators of back injuries. 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

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3 Sep, 2019

Three Common Causes of Our Back Issues

Roughly two-thirds of Americans suffer from low back issues 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 in different ways such as exercise, sleeping, working and time with

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24 Jul, 2019

Low Back Pain and How it Affects Us

Low back pain is very prevalent in our society and can greatly limit our ability to carry out daily tasks. Many of us have complained at one point or another about stiffness, or radiating pain in to the buttock/legs or into the mid back. These are both indicators of low back pain affecting us. The

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