Category Archives: Back & Neck Pain

  • Stand up to Lower Back Pain – Find Relief Through Physical Therapy

    Lower back pain is a very common sensation that affects 60-70% of people across industrialized nations. It can also greatly limit many aspects of your daily life. For example, working, doing the activities you love, spending time with friends and family, or even just relaxing can be difficult if you are ached by lower back ...

  • The Connection Between Core Strength and Better Balance

    Physical therapy as an industry has been talking about the link between core strength and better balance for years. When the “core” muscles around your trunk are strong, they prevent chronic lower back pain and many other injuries, but they also keep you from losing your balance and falling down. A stronger core will help ...

  • 5 Ways to Relieve Back and Neck Pain

    There are common causes of both back pain and neck pain. Changes in the spine’s anatomy often cause back pain. There may be lumbar disc herniation, lumbar degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis or sacroiliac joint dysfunction. Disc herniation occurs when the gel-like interior of the disc leaks outward and irritates the nerve roots. It typically causes ...

  • Suffering with Back Pain? Check Your Posture!

    In one longitudinal study, back pain accounted for more than 3 percent of all emergency room visits between 2004 and 2008. It is also estimated that more than 25 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, many with a disability that prevents them from doing normal daily tasks like working and caring for themselves or others. ...

  • 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 herniated disc, the jelly-like nucleus begins ...

  • 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 is often your most reliable path ...

  • How Stretching Your Calf Muscles Can Save Your Back

    Do you ever wake up feeling stiff as a board in your low back? Does it take a while to get moving after sitting for a while? You are not alone, as millions of Americans suffer with back pain every day. The good news is that a lot can be done to help your back ...

  • 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 long-term than you can imagine. Our bodies were made to move throughout a variety of positions during the day. From sitting to ...

  • 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 their body. physical therapists are experts that are trained to treat ...

  • 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 bulging disc, muscle strain or did you ...