Back and Neck Pain

5 Jul, 2020

What you need to know about neck pain and headaches from stress

Stress is nothing more than our reaction to something that upsets our physical and/or mental equilibrium. Therefore, stress is an inevitable part of life.  Nevertheless, when we are faced with stress, our “fight or flight” response can be triggered; this causes the production of hormones including adrenaline and cortisol to increase and rush through your

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4 Jul, 2020

The four main reasons you may need treatment for lower back pain

Have you ever really stopped and thought about how lower back pain affects your daily life? You can’t walk as far with the dog. Playing with your grandchildren is a pain-wracked experience. Getting through a whole workday is almost impossible. Unfortunately, far too many Americans know exactly how disruptive lower back pain, or lumbar pain,

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7 Apr, 2020

Herniated disc recovery time without surgery — what to expect if you have physical therapy

There are a number of causes and contributors to herniated discs, some that we can control and others we can’t. In many ways, this condition is related to the natural aging process, which causes the discs that cushion the spinal column to break down and deteriorate over time. This means that while individual cases of

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6 Apr, 2020

Spinal stenosis treatment — natural remedies include physical therapy

Many forms of spinal stenosis treatment claim to be natural remedies, but not all of them are evidence-based practices. Spinal stenosis, or narrowing in the spinal column, is a common source of neck pain, back pain and related symptoms. Because of this, many people with spinal stenosis are eager to find relief for symptoms without

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7 Dec, 2019

Belle Chasse, LA, patients — how to sleep with a stiff neck and shoulder

If you’re dealing with neck and shoulder stiffness that is interfering with your sleep, chances are you’ve tried any number of methods to get some rest at night. From a hot shower to a memory foam mattress to sleeping pills, if pain and stiffness are keeping you awake, it can be easy to become frustrated

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3 Oct, 2019

Neck, shoulder and arm pain and numbness in fingers — what do these symptoms mean?

Some mild soreness in your shoulder and arm is normal after physical activities like lifting heavy objects. However, pain that lingers in your shoulder and arm may be related to a serious condition, especially if this pain stems from your neck and reaches into your fingers. Pain in the neck, shoulder and arm can be

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1 Sep, 2019

Slipped disc treatment without surgery — how can physical therapy help?

“Slipped disc” is a commonly used term to describe a number of specific conditions that can affect the spinal discs. In the spinal column, the flexible discs help to separate the vertebrae and absorb shock from basic movement. This puts them under a large amount of stress that, combined with the natural aging process, can

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3 Aug, 2019

What to do for neck pain — see a physical therapist

Neck pain can be a minor inconvenience for some, but for others it can be a crippling condition that interferes with nearly every part of daily life. The pain and limited mobility can make it difficult to drive a car, get a good night’s sleep, perform basic tasks at work or stay physically active.  If

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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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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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  • Does your shoulder hurt? Let’s find out why!

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