Back Pain

3 Nov, 2021

What steps can physical therapists take to help me with a lower back twinge?

You’re standing at the stove making dinner. You twist around to grab something from the sink, and it hits you: a sudden, brief lower back twinge. This and other similar stories are playing themselves out all over the country at this very moment.  Indeed, lower back pain is one of the most common issues Americans

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10 Oct, 2021

Why you should consult a physical therapist after a back injury at work

It’s not that long ago that going to work meant sitting down with your laptop at home. Yet more and more people are going back to work in professional settings, which can be good in many ways. However, going back to working on-site can also leave you open to a back injury at work.  How

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6 Aug, 2021

Three tips that can help you get in the best position to sit with a herniated lumbar disc

You picked up a heavy box, and now your lower back is sore. You were recently in a car accident that has left you feeling lower back pain. These are both common scenarios that people who develop herniated lumbar discs have experienced — scenarios that can leave you desperate to find the best position to

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14 Jun, 2021

Three reasons people are developing lower back pain right now

It seems like people just aren’t surprised to develop lower back pain anymore, and there are plenty of reasons for this attitude.  For one thing, it’s reported that up to 33% of people are experiencing lower back pain at any given time. That translates into nearly 109 million Americans based on current population data. With

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10 May, 2021

Three sports injuries that can lead to both lower back and hip pain

Dealing with minor aches and pains is something that many athletes take for granted. However, some athletes may develop moderate to severe lower back and hip pain, and these forms of pain are often caused by specific sports injuries.  It’s not uncommon for U.S. athletes to experience an aching lower back or hip. One medical

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4 Mar, 2021

How long is the recovery time for a herniated disc?

In most cases, time is an effective healing component for a herniated disc. However, how much recovery time your herniated disc may need can vary.  On average, herniated discs tend to heal in between four and six weeks, but many of the people who develop a herniated disc may be looking for treatment that can

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1 Feb, 2021

How long can it take for herniated lumbar discs to heal without surgery?

The majority of people who develop a herniated lumbar disc can recover without surgery, and how long it takes for a herniated disc to heal without surgery varies from person to person.  However, it generally takes up to six weeks for herniated lumbar discs to recover, and this is important information for the up to

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13 Aug, 2020

Treating lower back pain with physical therapy exercises

Download Free Guide One of the most common types of pain in adults is lower back pain. It can occur for many reasons, including: Sitting for too long Overexertion in physical activity Incorrect posture when picking things up Traumatic injury Weighing too much Smoking Chronic conditions like arthritis and herniated discs Depending on the cause,

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6 Jun, 2020

When back pain is serious and what you can do about it

There are far too many people that live the story of back pain every day. The ache when walking the dog. The inability to work through the entire day without pain. These are just a few issues that so many people are all too familiar with.  In a way, this familiarity makes a good deal

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3 May, 2020

How can I stop muscle spasms in my back?

Muscles spasms in the back are typically caused by muscle fatigue due to overuse, injury or poor posture. Consider the times when you experience back spasms — is it shortly after a workout or after you’ve been sitting at your desk for several hours? You may be exhausting your back muscles and causing involuntary muscle

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