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Sciatica Pain

When to Seek Physical Therapy to Help With Your Sciatica Pain

February 10th, 2020

The sciatic nerve runs from your lower back down to your legs. Most people who experience sciatica pain describe the sensation as a “shooting pain,” typically on one side of their body. Sciatica is a condition that does not always require medical treatment; however, physical therapy can help ease your pain and lessen some of

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How to Stay Active When You Have a Desk Job

June 8th, 2020

At our physical therapy clinic, we see hard-working patients who want to excel in their careers and provide for their families—but it’s hard to do that when dealing with an injury. Unfortunately, many people eventually realize that it’s the sedentary nature of their job that’s directly impacting their health and job performance. Everyone needs to

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Aches and Pains in the Morning? Find Out What Might Be Causing Them.

June 22nd, 2020

A Troubleshooting Guide to Morning Aches and Pains Do you leap out of bed excited at the thought of experiencing another morning — or do you just lie there, afraid to move because of the pain you’re likely to feel? Aches and pains are never welcome, but they can really dash your spirits when they

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Relieving Chronic Pain

The Role of Physical Therapy in Relieving Chronic Pain

July 10th, 2020

Chronic pain is extremely common – with over 100 million sufferers in the U.S. alone – so if you are struggling with chronic pain, you are definitely not alone. Standard pain medications have so many undesirable qualities that you cannot rely on them fully to treat your pain, which can leave you wondering if you

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How Proper Posture Can Improve Your Back Pain

January 20th, 2020

Millions of people experience back pain. In fact, back pain is the most commonly reported area of discomfort across the United States. It is estimated that approximately 25 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, many of whom experience that pain in their back. According to one longitudinal study, 3% of all emergency room visits between

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Are Herniated Discs the Culprit of Your Back Pain?

January 10th, 2020

The spine is an extremely complex part of your body. It contains 24 bones, and 5 of those bones are located in your lower back. It also has a large number of nerves and intervertebral discs that help with movement. Unfortunately, it is sometimes possible for these discs to protrude (or “herniate”) through the cell

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Preventative Rehabilitation: The Many Benefits of Pre-hab

December 20th, 2019

Do you have a surgery planned in the near future? Is your job or sport physically demanding, putting you at risk of sustaining an injury? Are your muscles and joints simply not what they used to be, becoming frail and weak? If so, preventative rehabilitation, or “pre-hab,” may greatly benefit you. Pre-hab helps in conditioning

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Why Choose Opioids When You Can Choose Physical Therapy?

December 10th, 2019

It is no secret that there is an opioid crisis plaguing the nation. In fact, just within the year of 2016, opioid overdoses claimed the lives of 116 people each day. It is also estimated that about 11.5 million Americans misuse the pain-management drugs they’re prescribed, costing approximately $504 million in economic costs. Researchers have

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