back pain

Coping with Chronic Back Pain

The spine is a complex system, which is composed of many joints that allow us to bend, flex and twist freely. In fact, we bend and flex an average of 3,000 - 5,000 times per day. At this rate, it may come as no surprise that it can be hard to resolve back pain or heal a back injury.

Physical Therapy Is Often the Best Choice To Treat Herniated Discs

Do you know what is the leading cause of job-related disabilities? You might be surprised to learn that it is back pain.  It is estimated that 60 to 80 percent of people will have back pain at some time in their lives. One of most common causes of lower back pain is a herniated disc.

When Fashion Causes Pain

As a woman, I love my shoes, especially my four inch purple patent-leather heels.  My favorite handbag is not the diaper bag that I am normally carrying, but my 15-inch tote.  So on the occasion that I have a girls’ night out and have shed the sneakers and diaper bag, the next morning I notice that I have increased back and foot pain.

Back-to-School Fashion Trend Can Cause Back Pain

back to school trendForget peplum tops and detailed denim. One of the hottest trends in back-to-school fashion is a functional accessory – messenger bags. Hip, crossbody bags have replaced the more traditional two-strap backpack as the book bag of choice for preschool to preteen kids.

The Benefits of AquaStretch

Exercising in the water is ideal for people who need a low impact activity due to conditions such as arthritis and back pain. But did you know that the water is also a great place to heal from injuries and chronic conditions using a special therapy called AquaStretch?

Working Out at Work

Even if you have a desk job, this doesn’t mean your workout needs to wait until the end of the day at the gym.

Sitting all day can affect both your mental and physical health, even if you follow a regular exercise routine. Prolonged sedentary behavior puts people at greater risk of back pain, headaches, obesity, heart disease, kidney disease and even cancer.

Tips to Prevent Low Back Pain

If you are among the 80 percent of Americans who suffer from low back pain at some point in their lives, here are some helpful hints for back pain prevention.

Preventing Back and Neck Pain without Leaving the Office

Few people would consider their desk job “dangerous,” but painful work-related conditions, including carpal tunnel syndrome, back and neck pain, are real possibilities. Luckily, there is a lot you can do to prevent these problems, and you don’t even have to leave your office!

Tips to Stay Safe in your Yard or Garden

Spring is the season to start sprucing up your yard or garden. This is also the time of the year when injuries can happen if lifting is not done properly. It is important to keep in mind proper body mechanics while working with a shovel, wheelbarrow, rake, etc.

Here are a few helpful tips to keep you safe while working in your yard or garden:planting flowers

Treating Back Pain Non-Surgically

For a patient with back pain, simple activities like sitting, standing and walking can be difficult.  Back pain symptoms can range in intensity from a slight “tight feeling” in the back to severe back and/or leg pain. Physical therapy offers many treatment options for patients with back pain. When pain levels are high, patients can be apprehensive about physical therapy and exercise, but a physical therapist can develop a plan to help patients overcome that apprehension.

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