Posts Tagged ‘ back pain ’

What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs,

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What is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is a type of treatment rendered by a physical therapist (PT) for people who have health problems which make it hard to move around or to complete everyday tasks. The goal of physical therapy is is help make daily tasks/activities easier. Your PT will evaluate symptoms and discuss your daily activity. A treatment

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The three top causes of back pain

Back pain is one of the most common problems physical therapists treat. At any given time, about 25 percent of Americans report having low back pain. In most cases, the discomfort is mild and goes away on its own. But for some people, it can become chronic and affect your quality of life. Several conditions

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A massage for muscle pain

What do back pain, shin splints and tennis elbow have in common? They all stem from overused muscles, which can lead to discomfort and a reduced range of motion. For years, many people simply lived with these problems. Today, a treatment called Active Release Techniques (ART) can help you find relief. Here are answers to

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10 ways to shovel snow safely

It won’t be long before snow starts piling up in your driveway and you break out the shovel sitting in the back of your garage. Keep in mind, shoveling snow can strain your back and shoulder muscles. In 2009, about 16,500 people were treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries that occurred while shoveling snow

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Pain-free holiday cooking

The holidays are fast approaching, and that means you’ll soon be heading into the kitchen to whip up your special homemade stuffing or bake cookies with the kids. Although cooking with your family can create great memories, all those hours stirring and chopping can be tough on your muscles. You might develop neck and/or low

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Shop—without dropping!

Black Friday is almost here, and that means you’ll probably be spending hours on your feet getting the best holiday deals. That can put your neck, shoulders and back at risk. Here’s how to ward off pain and injury—and still get all the gifts you need: • Avoid shopping when stores are crowded. That will

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A Safer Fall Clean-Up

What better way to enjoy a beautiful fall day—and squeeze in some yard work—than to rake leaves? It’s great exercise, and you can get your kids in on the action. Still, it pays to take precautions: Last year, more than 38,000 Americans experienced raking-related injuries, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Keep in

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A real pain in the neck

Three-quarters of us will have some form of back or neck pain at some point in our lives. Luckily, physical therapy and acupuncture can work wonders in relieving the discomfort. In fact, they usually get better results than surgery. Here’s the lowdown: What causes neck pain? There are 33 vertebrae in your spine, and in

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