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Top 3 Self At-Home Tests for Low Back Pain

During a physiotherapy assessment, your therapist will perform tests to rule in or rule out causes of your pain, no matter what body part is bothering you.  There are dozens of low back pain special tests, but here are a few that you can perform on yourself at home. The forward bend test  Stand up […]

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Top 3 Causes for Back Pain

Disc injury This can be a disc herniation, rupture, bulge, or simple irritation.  All of these diagnoses cause inflammation in the low back that can put pressure on other structures that lead to pain.  The most common of these areas are the spinal nerve roots or even the spinal cord. Most people get nervous or […]

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Lumbar Disc Herniation: What is a Slipped Disc?

A herniated disc in the lumbar spine is one of the most common causes of pain in the lower back. Not only can it cause pain in the lower back, but also in the legs (sciatica) because of the pressure it puts on nerve roots. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), 60-80% of […]

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What is Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis. Big words for an unbelievably common problem. Lumbar spinal stenosis is a condition affecting the lower back where the spinal cord one or more of the vertebral foramina become narrowed due to one of several causes. It is painful and causes pain, weakness, and numbness in the lower extremities. Read on to […]

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Are you suffering from Sacroiliac Joint (SI Joint) Pain?

Many people have never heard of the sacroiliac (SI) joints and have no idea of where they are or what their function is within the body. But those who suffer from sacroiliac joint pain are all too familiar with the joints themselves and the pain caused when something goes wrong with them. Where Are the […]

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Rotator Cuff Tear Recovery Tips

Coming Soon..Having a rotator cuff tear is a common injury that can be incredibly serious. In order to properly recover from this injury, you need to go through proper rehabilitation. It’s important not to overwork the muscles, but to strengthen it properly. As complicated of a joint that the human shoulder is, it’s best to let […]
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Recovering From Rotator Cuff Injuries

For active people with rotator cuff injuries, the most commonly asked question is whether or not the injury will heal without need for surgery. In 2012 the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons revealed studies reporting that surgical repair fails in about 57% of rotator cuff cases. Non-surgical treatment of rotator cuff injury succeeds in about […]
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Degenerative Disc Disease is a condition that evolves over time. As we age, we all will have changes occur in the spine, it is simply a natural part of growing older. While the process itself is inevitable, not everyone will experience symptoms. Back and neck pain, especially when bending, twisting or lifting, can be signs […]

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13 Must Read Tips For Back Pain-Free Travel This Summer

Summer is upon us. And summer means travel! But the best laid travel plans can be ruined by an aching lower back. In celebration of 13 weeks of summer, here are our 13 must-read tips for back pain-free travel this summer. Pack light. You are better off using 2 or 3 smaller bags instead of […]

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Managing Sciatica

Sciatica is more than just back pain, it also causes pain, numbness and weakness in the buttock and the back of the leg as the inflammation affects the sciatic nerve. This nerve originates in the lower pelvis region and traverses down the entire leg, radiating out to the toes. Sciatica and back pain related to […]

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