Category Archives: Back Pain

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 rates in the U.S. Why the difference? […]

  • Are Your Hips Killing Your Back?

    Are you like many people, with an aching back at the end of the day or worried about lifting an object due to your back going out? You are not alone, over 80% of the population will suffer back pain at one time or another in their life according to CDC data. It is the […]

  • How to Relieve Back and Neck Pain With a Healthy Spine

    Do you suffer from aching back pain, nagging neck pain or even headaches? Having a healthy spine can prevent these types of problems. Your spine is a complicated structure of vertebrae, discs, joints,ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. Every second of every dayyour spine is moving in a delicate balance, even while you breathe!Take care of […]

  • Tips for relieving pain from herniated discs

    Do you experience achy or sharp radiating pain to your shoulder, arm, buttock or leg? This may be an indicator of a bulging or herniated disc in the neck or back. Between each of the vertebrae that make up your spine are small cushions called discs. Herniated discs are more common in the 30-50 age bracket. A […]

  • Tips for avoiding back pain

    Is a sore back interfering with your life? You are not alone! Nearly four out of five people experience back pain at some point in their lifetime. Back pain takes various forms, from a persistent dull ache to sudden sharp pain, and has many causes. Sometimes it results from a sprain, fracture, or other accidental injury. It can […]

  • Muscle Stretching for Relieving Neck and Back Pain

    Many aches and pains in the neck and back stem from tight muscles. Stretching the tight muscles along the back of your neck, strengthening the muscles in the front of your neck and improving body posture in general, can help to release neck pain. Our experts in physical therapy can help you achieve all of […]

  • How Your Core Muscle Strength Affects Your Health

    Do you ever find yourself slouching in a chair, slumping at the computer or your belly sticking out after standing for awhile? This is a sign of core muscle weakness that can negatively affect your health and create long-term back or neck pain. What are Your Core Muscles? Your “core” is the group of muscles […]