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Category Archives: Back Pain

  • Is Your Back or Neck Pain from a Herniated Disc?

    When it comes to going about your day, few things will disrupt your normal, daily routine like a sudden jolt of back pain. Often, this pain can seemingly appear out of nowhere, rendering once easy tasks like tying your shoes nearly impossible without intense...

  • Leg Pain and Numbness: What Might These Symptoms Mean?

    Do you have pain, numbness, tingling, or heaviness running down one or both legs? Do you have pain in your knee, hip, ankle, or foot AND your lower back? If so, then you may have a condition called, sciatica. The Sciatic Nerve The sciatic...

  • “Where Ignorance is Bliss, ‘Tis Folly to be Wise.”

    There is an often quoted line from Thomas Gray’s poem,   Ode on a Distant Prospect at Eton College, “Where ignorance is bliss, Tis folly to be wise.”  We hear it often in the shortened version “ignorance is bliss” which can be taken to be...

  • How to Gain Control of Your Back Pain

    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. When your low back pain has become an ongoing concern,...

  • Does Your Child’s Back Pack Make the Grade?

    Is your child’s back pack passing the test? School is approaching and with that comes a long list of items that takes an endless amount of time to shop for. For some parents, a new back pack can be found at the top of...

  • Why Low Back Pain May Not Go Away

    Low back pain is one of the most common aches and pains that causes people to see their physical therapist. Low back pain comes in different levels, from a simple achy, stiff back in the morning, to a severe and debilitating condition. By receiving...