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BACK SPASMS: Can Chiropractic Help?

January 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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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Understanding Pain Management

September 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Basics of Pain Management Pain can be categorized according to its duration, underlying cause of the original insult, and whether a secondary component has developed. An understanding of these different categorizations can help direct treatment decisions. Pain can be classified as follows: Acute vs. chronic Acute pain is generally understood as a recent onset…

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

September 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

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…

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

August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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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The Role of Massage in Healthcare and Medical Centers

February 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Role of Massage in Healthcare and Medical Centers By Brian Acton Massage can be much more than a way to de-stress or relax. While it certainly fulfills that function, massage therapy is increasingly viewed as a very beneficial complement to traditional healthcare. In fact, massage therapists now play a role in high-profile medical centers…

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Best Pillows for Neck Pain: Seven Core Products Pillows, Home Tested

February 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Best Pillows for Neck Pain: Seven Core Products Pillows, Home Tested By Brian Acton Neck pain can be a complicated condition, with a great variety of potential contributing factors. As a result, there’s no one-size-fits all solution. Because the way we sleep can be a major contributor to our spinal health, Core Products carries many…

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How to Travel for the Holidays with Arthritis

January 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

 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…