Lumbar Radiculopathy and Sciatica

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Lumbar radiculopathy and sciatica occur when a nerve in your back is pinched or compressed. This causes pain down the back of your leg and into your foot. It can be caused by a traumatic event or gradually over time. It occurs most commonly in males and females aged 30-50 years. Risk factors such as repeated lifting, participating in weight bearing sports, obesity, smoking, sedentary lifestyles, and poor posture have been identified. The majority of these cases resolve with good physical therapy.

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Pain: Why do we feel it?

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What is pain? That is a loaded question with a complex answer! To give a simple explanation, “it is an unpleasant sensory or emotional experience that is unique to the individual.” The key word being “unique” as perceptions of pain and how to it relates to our physiology can be quite complex. We deal in…

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Pilates for Low Back Pain

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Does Pilates Based Physical Therapy Help Reduce Low Back Pain?  Pilates is a form of exercise that shares many similarities with physical therapy. Pilates is based on several principles of movement including: breath, axial elongation and core control, spine articulation, organization of the head/neck/shoulders, alignment and weight bearing of the extremities, and movement integration. Utilizing…

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Neck Pain Prevention When Working From Home

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Working from Home Are you experiencing neck pain, slouching, or excessively leaning forward while you work from home? The first and likely most important factor when working from home is to ensure an ergonomic workstation. Proper workstation set up provides optimal posture and body alignment.  When sitting at your workstation check the following: Are you…

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The Benefits of Massage Therapy

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How Massage Therapy Can Benefit Your Mental and Physical Health The benefits of massage can be an integral component in your self-care. When was the last time you had a massage? A massage is usually reserved for special occasions. Despite how great we feel, most of us don’t think about getting another massage until our…

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The Diaphragm and Lower Back Pain?


Low back pain is a very common orthopedic condition that brings people to physical therapy. There are many factors that play into an individual’s back pain, making it one of the hardest areas of the body to treat. Recent literature has keyed in on breathing patterns and diaphragm dysfunction as a factor contributing to lower…

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Thoracic Mobility

We’re diving into the importance of thoracic mobility. The thoracic spine is a region that commonly becomes less mobile and stiffer. If we take a joint-by-joint approach, we can see that each joint in the body has a primary need based on the way it’s designed and how it functions. Notice that each joint alternates…

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