Back Pain

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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10 Jun, 2019

Two therapy methods used for lower back pain treatment

Lower back pain is a problem that many people experience on a daily basis. In fact, research from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) shows that up to 80% of adults will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. Pain in this area can be the result of many factors. However, physical

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2 May, 2019

How can physical therapy reduce lower back pain?

Lower back pain is a common occurrence among adults in a wide range of occupations and situations. It is the most common official reason for missed work days and affects the lives of roughly 80% of people over the course of their life. The good news is that most forms of lower back pain can

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20 Apr, 2019

How to sit with lower back pain

Lower back pain is one of the most common types of pain in the U.S. In fact, the American Chiropractic Association estimates that about 31 million people are experiencing back pain at any given moment. If you’re one of these people, you may be looking for ways to reduce lower back pain. Fortunately, there’s a

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3 Mar, 2019

What is causing my back pain?

We can all agree that back pain is an underrated debilitating inconvenience. It affects much more than just the central part of the body and complicates even the simplest of movements necessary for daily functioning. Ligaments, muscles, discs, bones and tendons all collaborate to keep your body supported. The complex structure within the back which

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