Back Pain

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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1 Mar, 2020

Three tips from a physical therapist on how to prevent lower back pain

Nearly everyone has to deal with back pain at some time or another, even if it’s just a minor backache that develops after a strenuous activity. However, it is estimated that 20% of people affected by acute lower back pain eventually become chronic back pain sufferers. While there are many factors that are beyond your

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8 Jan, 2020

Spinal stenosis exercises to help elderly patients in Belle Chasse, LA

The term “spinal stenosis” refers to narrowing in the spine. Over time, degenerative changes to the spinal anatomy can cause the already tight nerve passages to constrict, resulting in symptoms that include pain, tingling, numbness and muscle weakness both locally and in the extremities. Since one of the largest contributing factors to spinal stenosis is

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1 Dec, 2019

Benefits of lumbar herniated disc exercises

If you’ve been diagnosed with a lumbar herniated disc as the source of your back pain and other related symptoms, exercise might be the last thing on your mind. After all, when it’s painful to get out of bed and you are finding yourself challenged to do even the most basic task, how are you

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1 Aug, 2019

Living with rheumatoid arthritis — physical therapy can help you manage symptoms

Rheumatoid arthritis causes persistent joint pain and stiffness that can have a serious impact on your quality of life. While it is not a curable condition, rheumatoid arthritis can be a manageable one. By taking a proactive role in your treatment and making healthy lifestyle choices, you can enjoy a normal activity level and a

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