Lower Back Pain & Sciatica Injuries

10 07, 2019

A Definitive Guide To Lower Back Physical Therapy

By |July 10th, 2019|

Patients suffering from lower back pain are often recommended lower back physical therapy for drug-free and nonsurgical treatment options before considering more aggressive treatments. Lower back physical therapy involves treatments that help you recover from a lower surgery you may have had or to help you prevent one and get back to your active lifestyle quickly. Physical therapy focuses on relieving pain, promote healing, and restoring function and movement but also addressing the cause of your back pain and not just the symptoms. It is carried out by professionally trained Doctors of Physical Therapy – educated specifically in the evaluation and conservative management of spine disorders. The Lower Back Conditions Physical [...]

5 04, 2019

How to Heal a Herniated Disc without Surgery?

By |April 5th, 2019|

A herniated disc can press on the nerves in your spine and give rise to pain, weakness, and numbness in several body parts, including neck, back, arms and legs. Sometimes these symptoms can be severe enough to hamper your life. Problems of your herniated disc condition should start to improve on its own within a few weeks. The improvement can speed up if accompanied by physiotherapy sessions and a few targeted exercises. Doctor may also prescribe some home exercises and pain killers. What causes a herniated disc? Your spines are made of individual bones or discs that stack up to structure your entire spine. Spinal disc is composed of a softer center [...]

5 04, 2019

Why Inversion Tables Don’t Work?

By |April 5th, 2019|

Inversion tables are used in inversion therapy in which a patient is suspended upside down for several minutes. The aim of the treatment is to relieve back pain or similar ailments. The underlying theory says that by inverting a person, it is possible to reverse the effect of gravity on the body. Gravity causes muscles, bones, and joints of the back compress spine over time and it is the reason that contributes chronic back pain. Inversion therapy acts as a gentle massage and thereby helps people find some relief from chronic back pain. In some cases, inversion therapy is an effective way to heal short-term back pain. However, in many conditions, they [...]

6 03, 2019

Why do You Get Back Pain When Sitting?

By |March 6th, 2019|

A healthy body is the real wealth! Ask anyone in the slightest of physical distress and they will tell you. Any form of pain of any varying intensity in any part of the body is hard to ignore and enough to make our day miserable. Back pain is one such evil. It can turn a good day blue, a sunny morning into a rainy day, and affect your health badly in the long run. Back pain can be benign or sign of something more serious happening in your body. However, the back pain that you get while sitting is most likely to be a posture problem, or that arising from pressure on [...]

28 02, 2019

Why Most Patients With Chronic Back Pain Can Get Better?

By |February 28th, 2019|

About 80 percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetimes. It is the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work days. – National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Back pain that lasts three months or longer is considered chronic. It can ebb and flow, often bringing relief that is only temporary. Your body keeps hurting weeks, months or sometimes even years. It not only affects just your day-to-day life but also your everyday routine, your mental health, and lifestyle. From medication, heat and cold therapy, yoga, exercise, mediation to lifestyle modification, your doctor may recommend you one or a combination [...]

22 02, 2019

Everything You Need To Know About A Herniated Disc

By |February 22nd, 2019|

The highest prevalence of disc herniation is among people aged 30-50 years, with a male to female ratio of 2:1. In people aged 25-55 years, about 95% of herniated discs occur at the lower lumbar spine (L4/5 and L5/S1 level); disc herniation above this level is more common in people aged over 55 years. - NCBI Back pain overwhelms your life when you least expect it. One moment you are sitting comfortably, reading a book, and the next second when you try to grab your coffee mug – ouch! A sharp strikes through your lower back. What may be the cause? Out of a multitude of reasons, it might be a herniated [...]

12 12, 2018

Why Spinal Surgery Should Be Your Last Option?

By |December 12th, 2018|

A survey states that every year, more than 80,000 Americans suffer due to back surgery failure. In spite of having one or more spinal surgeries, they continue to suffer from chronic low back pain. Moreover, many of these patients also experience depression, brought on by continued disability. And the term commonly used to describe this condition is called failed back surgery syndrome. Statistics reveal that many back surgeries successfully eliminate pain as intended. However, the failure rates lie between 10-40 percent. Most of the back problems can be treated with non-surgical treatments, like anti-inflammatory medication, ice, heat, osteopathic manipulation, spinal injections, and physical therapy. But when conservative treatment options do not provide enough [...]

5 12, 2018

3 Reasons Why You May Not Actually Have Sciatica

By |December 5th, 2018|

Sciatica itself cannot be considered as a condition or disease, but rather a name for a set of symptoms caused by a spinal condition. The fact is most patients are not aware of what sciatica actually is. Even more interesting, many in the health care sector misuse the term sciatica daily. Sciatica is the longest nerve in the body that travels from the lower back and buttocks into the legs. But, most of the people are unaware and misinformed as to what sciatica actually is. Symptoms of sciatica can be pain travelling down the leg, numbness and tingling, and even weakness in the leg. This however does not tell you what exactly the [...]

28 11, 2018

Is Your Back Pain Stemming From Your SI Joint?

By |November 28th, 2018|

Did you ever know that you had a sacroiliac joint in your body? If no, then it would be quite hard for you to find out how much you use it move around and perform your daily activities. Basics of Sacroiliac Joint Physical Therapy Coming to the fact, you have two sacroiliac joints. Basically, they connect your pelvis with the lower part of your spine. Unlike most knee and hip joints, the sacroiliac rotates and tilts only slightly and that allows it to do its primary job: stabilizes and supports your pelvis, helps to transmit the weight of your upper body to your legs, and also acts as a shock absorber when [...]