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HOW TO BEND, TWIST AND LIFT

HOW TO BEND, TWIST AND LIFT
PROTECT YOUR DISC BY AVOIDING BLTs. You have probably heard of  “slipped” or bulging/herniated disc which is a common back injury that can be quite disabling.  The good news is that there are easy ways to prevent this injury or manage a disc that has already been injured.   Keep in mind that your discs are most vulnerable to injury when trying to lift heavy items, especially in a forward bent position or a twisted position. These are known as the: BLTs: ...
Posted on 2017-05-17

I HAVE BACK PAIN SITTING AT MY DESK. WHAT CAN I DO?

I HAVE BACK PAIN SITTING AT MY DESK. WHAT CAN I DO?
Back Pain and Seated Posture Have you ever experienced neck and back tightness after staring at the computer screen for too long? You may even experience headaches or shoulder pain as the work day continues. What should you do? You have to MOVE. I am often asked ‘What is the optimal posture for me at work?” It seems everyone has difficulty with sitting properly at work.  This problems has evolved from the need to be in a sustained sitting position in order to...
Posted on 2017-02-03

I HAVE DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

I HAVE DEGENERATIVE DISC DISEASE.  WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?
What is Degenerative Disc Disease and How you can Manage It? So you had your MRI and you’ve been told that you have a back disc problem..not what you wanted to hear. The specialist may have used the scary words “bulging,” “protruding” or “slipped” to describe what he saw on your MRI They may have also said you have “decreased disc height” or a “herniated disc.” You probably have a lot of questions. “What does all this ...
Posted on 2017-01-30

PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR AUTO & WORK INJURIES

PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR AUTO & WORK INJURIES
Do I need Physical Therapy for my Auto or Work Injury?  Auto Injuries The most common injury from an auto accident (over 1,000,000 cases per year) is “whiplash” injury.  Since there is no visible injury and the initial pain is not severe, people do not often seek professional help.  This is a big mistake. Why Physical Therapy for Auto Injury Treatment? Initial medical treatment for the typical auto injury usually consists of painkillers and a neck brace.  Th...
Posted on 2017-01-16

WHAT IS SCIATICA?

WHAT IS SCIATICA?
What exactly is sciatica? Sciatica can best be described as leg pain which is caused by a pinched nerve in the lower back. Typically, the pain begins in the nerve roots which are located on either side of the lower spine, they then course through the sciatic nerve, which runs the length of each leg from the buttock down to the foot. The leg agony, called radiculopathy, is often worse than the back pain.  Why does it happen? The most common cause is a bulging disc or a herniated dis...
Posted on 2016-12-01
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