Lower Back Pain

Herniated Disk

Herniated Disc. What is it?

January 27, 2018 |

Spinal Motor Unit is described as two vertebrae and the disc between them. What is the disc (IVD)? The IVD disc is a horizontally positioned cushion comprised mainly cartilage. Most of the disc is made of strong crossed circular fibrous tissue. The center or nucleus is comprised of a gelatinous material. The back of the…

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BACK SPASMS: Can Chiropractic Help?

January 27, 2018 |

Oxford Dictionary: A sudden involuntary muscular contraction or convulsive movement. A good explanation for back spasm is the involuntary contraction or tensing of the muscles in the back. Spasms may be mild and short lived or longer lasting including severe reactions sometimes due to an underlying spinal condition or pathologic. Back spasms may have a…

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What to Expect When Visiting a Physical Therapist for Lower Back Pain

January 27, 2018 |

Physical therapists (PTs) are a diverse group of health care professionals. They are employed in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, outpatient private practices, and in many more locations. There are nearly half a million PTs in the United States, who were trained in various universities, all around the country. In addition to their formal graduate school…

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Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)

November 25, 2017 |

There are many therapeutic modalities available to treat musculoskeletal pain or spinal pain complaints, including low back pain. These modalities cover a wide range of treatments ranging from instruments, tools and machines used in treating these conditions. One of the most widely used categories of modalities are electrotherapeutic modalities. While there are many variations of…

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What would a Physical Therapist do for Lower Back Pain?  It Depends…

September 10, 2017 |

Lower back pain continues to be one of the leading reasons why patients visit their primary care physician.  It is so prevalent that hundreds, maybe thousands of treatment approaches have been invented to “cure” it.  If you come across a health care practitioner, self-proclaimed expert, or vendor at the state fair who has a technique…

Treatment for chronic low back pain

Medical Model in USA Missing the Mark for Treatment of Chronic Back Pain

August 31, 2017 |

Healthcare remains the number one concern of Americans, with over 60% indicating it is their primary concern.  Costs and deductibles keep rising, while access to quality care has largely not improved.  Meanwhile, proposals from both sides of the aisle have done little to control costs of care.  It is frustrating that powerful lobbyists within the…

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Lower Back Pain: What should I do? A Physical Therapy Perspective

June 16, 2017 |

Lower back pain is one of the most common reasons people visit their family physician and it has been estimated that over 80% of people will have a significant incidence of lower back pain during their lifetime. In a sense, this fact makes lower back pain more ‘normal’ than ‘abnormal.’ Because of its high prevalence,…

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How to Travel for the Holidays with Arthritis

January 31, 2017 |

 How to Travel for the Holidays with Arthritis By Brian Acton Millions of Americans travel for the holidays every year, using every combination of transportation available to get to their friends and family. The Automobile Association of America is estimating more than 103 million Americans will travel in the year-end holiday season. And while traveling…

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Five Ways to Wake Up Without Caffeine

January 27, 2017 |

Five Ways to Wake Up Without Caffeine By Brian Acton When Americans need to wake up, they overwhelmingly turn to caffeine. Around 83% of U.S. adults drink caffeine, and for many of us there’s no better pick-me-up. But if caffeine’s not your thing – or you’re considering cutting back – there are other ways to…

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Four Housework Tips for People With Back Pain

January 15, 2017 |

Four Housework Tips for People With Back Pain By Brian Acton Consistent or recurring back pain can make even the most simple, mundane household chores a hassle. Cleaning activities that include lifting, bending or crouching can cause pain flare-ups or injury. But your trash still needs to be taken to the curb, your corners still…

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