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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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6 Oct, 2020

Tips to Avoid These Three Common Back Injuries

Take a look below to see some of the common injuries and some tips to avoid back pain. Herniated/bulging disc:  This injury commonly occurs with an increased load from bending forward such as lifting or pushing a heavy object, falling, or sitting for a long period of time. The best way to avoid a herniated

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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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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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15 Jun, 2020

A Sprain or A Strain

I’m sure you’ve heard of someone that has had a sprain or a strain or even experienced one yourself. Sprains and strains are common injuries that affect the soft tissues of your body. You don’t have to be an athlete to experience one of these injuries. People of all ages and activity levels are susceptible

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12 Jun, 2020

Recovering from a Hamstring Strain

The hamstrings are often neglected by many. Hamstring injuries are commonly seen in the PT clinic. The most common injury that we see in the hamstrings is hamstring strains. The hamstrings are a large group of muscles that sits on the back of your thigh. They help extend your hip and bend your knee. They

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18 May, 2020

Utilizing Dumbbells can Cause a Bicep Strain

With everyone at home and doing at home workouts it’s important to be careful especially if you are just starting to do this for the first time. The bicep is that muscle that people are always striving to make big in the upper arm.  A common issue that occurs when utilizing dumbbells is a bicep

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13 May, 2020

Strain in Our Flexor

Since we have been spending more time at home a lot of us have found that we have been spending a lot more time sitting whether it is while we are working from home, learning from home or spending time sitting on the couch catching up on new tv shows. Some of us have also

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6 Apr, 2020

Strains in These Muscles, Means Trouble Bending Our Knees

The hamstrings play an important role in the lower body. They are responsible for helping us stand, walk, run, and jump. Hamstrings are often neglected and can result in an injury to them, such as strains. One of the most common hamstring injuries that we see in the clinic is the hamstring strain.  What are

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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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