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  • Is Your Back Pain Caused by a Herniated Disc?

    A herniated disc is a condition that occurs along the spine. Most often, it is found in the lower back. The spine is comprised of 24 bones, and five of them are found in the lower back. There are also nerves and intervertebral discs in the spine. With a.....

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  • Without Intervention, Your Lower Back Pain Could Be Here to Stay

    Ask any physical therapist, and you’ll get confirmation that lower back pain is the most frequent complaint they’re asked to treat. Often, back strain goes away on their own, especially with the classic “RICE” treatment. But when rest, ice, compression and elevation just can’t cut the pain, physical therapy.....

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  • How to Improve Your Posture at Work

    For many of us, sitting at a desk, computer or even lifting is a daily part of our work routine. What you may not know is that the routine may be more harmful in the long-term than you can imagine. Our bodies were made to move throughout a variety.....

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  • Is The Way That You Walk Killing Your Back?

    Did you know that the way you walk can cause you back pain? Most people have something in their style of walking that can cause long-term wear and tear. For example, a foot turned-out, a weak abdomen or poor posture contributes to stress on your body. Physical therapists are.....

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  • 5 Keys to a Healthy Spine

      How Healthy is Your Spine? Most of us will experience back or neck pain at some point in our lives. It is the price we pay for walking on two legs. If you suffer from the occasional ache or have chronic low back or neck pain, the goal.....

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  • 4 Ways to Quickly Relieve Sciatica

    Sciatica is a very common condition that affects 10% of the population. However, many more people suffer with sciatica like symptoms from low back pain to numbness in the leg. These symptoms can be signs of other back problems such as mechanical low back pain or even herniated discs......

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  • Back or Neck Pain? What Different Types of Pain Mean

      When you have an ache or pain it can leave you scratching your head as to where the pain is truly coming from. Just because it hurts in that part of your leg or arm, doesn’t mean that is where the problem is coming from. Is it a.....

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  • Are Your Feet Killing Your Back?

    You know the old song, the knee bone is connected to the hip bone? It holds very true and explains what is called the biomechanical chain. For many people, simply standing or walking for more than 20 minutes, means an aching back. This can be due to a whole.....

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  • How to Avoid Back Surgery

      According to the Washington Post, spinal fusion surgeries increased from 56,000 in 1994 to 465,000 in 2011. That is an 8 times increase in the rate of back surgery in 7 years! In Europe and other countries, back surgery rates are more than 4 times lower than those.....

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  • How to Improve Your Posture

    In this world of looking beautiful, posture plays a big role in how we look at people. Think about the last time you saw your posture in the mirror and how you immediately corrected yourself to look taller, slimmer and fitter. We fight the good fight against gravity 24.....

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