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Category Archives: Back and Neck Pain

20 Nov, 2018

Could Your Back Pain be Caused by a Herniated Disc?

Back pain can sneak up on you. You can be sitting on the sofa in front of the TV, get up for a snack, and all of a sudden feel a sharp pain radiating through your back when you stand up. Is it just regular-old back pain, or did something really go wrong? You just

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10 May, 2018

How Good Posture Can Prevent Shoulder Impingement

Typically, shoulder impingement is caused by repetitive motions. Weight lifters, tennis players, painters and construction workers are susceptible to shoulder impingement. At the same time, shoulder impingement can be caused by daily activities like driving, reading, working and cooking. The postures during these activities can affect the amount of subacromion space in the shoulders. The

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20 Feb, 2018

The Main Difference Between Front Squats and Back Squats

Squats are a fitness staple. A fundamental skill to athletes of all different makes and sizes. Whether you are looking to build speed to help you run the bases faster or increased strength so that you can power through the opposition as you charge down the field, squats are a great exercise to help you

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26 Jul, 2017

Lower Cross Syndrome: More than Bad Posture

Sitting for long periods of time in our daily lives has lead to a shortening of our hip flexor muscles over time.  Even athletes who do not spend much of their day sitting can have trouble with their lower back if they perform an exercise incorrectly over time or overwork certain areas of their body.

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20 Mar, 2017

Poor Posture Can Lead to Shoulder Impingement

In most areas of the body, bone is surrounded by muscles and tendons that allow that part of the body to move.  The shoulder is different.  It is actually made up of three bones – the humerus or arm bone, the scapula or shoulder blade, and the clavicle or collarbone.  Rather than being “wrapped” in

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20 Dec, 2016

Neck Pain and Headaches from Stress

Stress is nothing more than our reaction to a provocation that upsets our physical and/or mental equilibrium. Accordingly, stress is a ubiquitous part of everyday life. Nevertheless, when we are faced with stress, our “fight or flight” response can be triggered; this causes the production of hormones including adrenaline and cortisol to increase and rush

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9 Dec, 2016

Don’t Let Neck Pain and Headaches Hold You Back

  Head and neck pain are quite common, but that doesn’t mean you should tolerate it. Chronic neck pain, neck tightness and frequent headaches are not only uncomfortable; symptoms like these can interfere with your work, family life and overall enjoyment. Many people seek temporary relief with NSAIDs such as aspirin, ibuprofen or acetaminophen, but

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15 Nov, 2016

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 pain in the neck or back. While the localized pain

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22 Jun, 2016

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 treatment sooner, you can lessen the long-term damage that may result

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