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Category Archives: Back Pain

  • Want to Fix Lower Back Pain? Try There 3 Simple Tips!

    October 20th, 2018

    With over-dependence on prescription medication on the rise, many people with lower back pain are looking for a simpler solution. And according to a study in the BMC Health Services medical journal, physical therapy can prevent dependencies while reducing the cost to the patient. In fact, your physical therapist...

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

    June 10th, 2018

    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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  • 5 Keys to a Healthy Spine

    May 20th, 2018

    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 is...

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  • 4 Ways to Quickly Relieve Sciatica

    April 10th, 2018

    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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  • Are Your Feet Killing Your Back?

    December 20th, 2017

    For many people, simply standing or walking for more than 20 minutes, means an aching back. This can be due to a whole host of factors, but believe it or not, your feet and ankles can be a culprit.   When you walk the hips, knees, ankles and feet...

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  • How to Avoid Back Surgery

    November 20th, 2017

    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...

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  • The 5 Natural Ways to Relieve Sciatica

    October 20th, 2017

    Have you ever experienced aching pain in the back / buttock area that radiates down your leg? You may have sciatica. Sciatica is a common condition that affects up to 1 out of 10 people, typically between ages 25-45.   Symptoms Sciatica is typically felt as a dull aching...

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  • How to Improve Your Posture

    September 20th, 2017

    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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  • How Do You Know if You Have a Herniated Disc?

    September 10th, 2017

    Do you have sharp pain in a particular part of your arm or leg? It may be a herniated disc. However, it could be another problem. Herniated or bulging discs are often blamed for radiating pains, numbness and tingling in the extremities, but they are often not the culprits....

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  • Physical Therapy Just as Effective for Spinal Stenosis as Surgery

    August 20th, 2017

    A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine that followed 169 participants showed that physical therapy was just as effective for people suffering from spinal stenosis as surgery (1). In fact, the results point to what physical therapists have known for decades, people suffering with back pain...

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