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Is Your Back or Neck Pain From a Herniated Disk?

November 14th, 2014

If you feel radiating pain, numbness or tingling it is possible one or more of your nerves may be irritated by a bulging or herniated disk. The bones in your spine are called vertebrae and in-between the vertebrae are your disks, which act as shock absorbers. These control the spine’s range of motion, flexibility and

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Where Your Pain Is Coming From

October 20th, 2014

If you are suffering from aches or pains, here are some important questions that can help you determine the root cause of the problem: How long have you had your pain? For example, acute low back pain may be from a muscle strain. Chronic low back pain is typical of restricted joints, tight muscle tissue

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Answers and Advice for Low Back Pain

October 11th, 2014

  According to the 2012 American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Low Back Pain Survey, 61% of Americans said they have experienced low back pain, and of those, 69% felt it has affected their daily lives. If you have recently suffered from low back pain, you are definitely not alone. Millions of Americans—around 25 percent of

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How to put the spring back in your step

October 10th, 2014

Spring is just around the corner and that means a lot more outdoors time. However, if you suffer from knee pain, arthritis, low back pain or other aches and pains that keep you from being active, there are things you can easily do to become more active. Change How You Sit A lot of aches

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How to Stop Suffering with Arthritis Pain

September 24th, 2014

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. In fact over 65 million people in the US have osteoarthritis to some degree. Arthritis is characterized by progressive wearing away of the cartilage in a joint. This wear and tear over time leads to bone spurs, poor tissue strength, inflammation, pain, weakness of surrounding muscles and

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Feeling Stiff, Achy? Physical Therapy Helps

September 18th, 2014

Our bodies are made to move and rely on a finely-tuned balance of proper posture, strength, coordination, chemical levels, blood pressure and more. When you don’t move on a consistent basis or experience changes to your health, you may start to feel stiff and achy, especially in the mornings. Poor health, injury, a sedentary lifestyle

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The Benefits of Stretching

August 29th, 2014

As you age, your muscle tissue actually dries out a little, tightening. This causes a loss of range of motion in your joints and tissues. In addition to the loss of range of motion, it can really limit your active lifestyles and hinder day-to-day, normal motions. Tasks that used to be simple, such as dressing

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Does Your Kid’s Backpack Make the Grade?

August 27th, 2014

School’s open and that means meeting new friends, new teachers and learning. It shouldn’t mean mistakenly hurting your kids.  With the start of school, parents will be faced with the dreaded supply list, which usually includes a backpack. Although your kids might lobby for the latest Disney character or a One Direction backpack, it’s more important

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