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Debunking Myths of Low Back Pain

Introduction A recent panel of experts co-wrote an article making the rounds on social media this week concerning some myths about low back pain. Here are some of the highlights from the article, which can be foud here:     Back pain is common   About 84% of us will experience low back pain in […]

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Is Sitting Slowy Killing Us? And causing Back Pain.

We all know the detrimental effects of prolonged sitting. I Hope. There is no mystery behind it, we already have the evidence, as described in this past CNN article. Sitting increases our risk of premature death, obesity, cardiovascular disease, cancer, orthopaedic injury or dysfunction and many other diseases. In fact, we don’t see ANY lumbar […]

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TENS for pain relief

TENS TENS stands for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and is commonly used in physical therapy to aid in pain relief. With this tratment sticky electrodes are placed on the skin around the painful area. When the TENS unit is turned on, it delivers a light current through the electrodes to the skin and tissues just […]

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Back pain – How it can be avoided.

Statistics show that back pain is one of the most prevalent reasons why people visit their doctors.  For people aged 40 and below, back pain is a very common illness that results in the patient’s inability to work and perform daily tasks.  It that is translated into medical costs, that is about $20 to $30 […]

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Using Physical Therapy for the Relief of Back Pain

A patient who is constantly suffering from lower back pain is normally referred to a physical therapist.  A period of treatment is usually undergone before a patient is referred to aggressive surgical procedures. The basic goal of physical therapy when it comes to dealing with back pain is to relieve it.  Other goals can also […]

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The importance of Stretching Exercises for Back Pain

Almost everyone and not just physical therapy patients can benefit from stretching.  The muscles, tendons, ligaments of the back and the spinal column are designed to move and any condition that hampers its movement can cause back pain. Self-care can be done at home for patients suffering from back pain.  Maintaining correct posture is crucial […]

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Physical Therapy Techniques for Back Pain

Before a more aggressive treatment would be considered, patients with back pains are usually referred to physical therapists first as an initial treatment option. Physical therapy is aimed to reduce the pain, restore function and educate patients how to prevent the back pain from re-occurring. Physical therapy techniques for back pain  include heat therapy, mobilization, massage […]

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Where Does Pain Come From?

Pain, in all its varieties and subtleties, is among the most complex of human symptoms. It has been described in uncounted ways by writers and portrayed by actors, but we read or view these characterizations through the lens of the pains we ourselves have had. Even though we all have felt pain, and in that […]

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