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 [...]

21 11, 2018

Common Causes of Lower Back Pain Your Medical Provider Isn’t Talking About!

By |November 21st, 2018|

Know someone or are you suffering from back pain? Read this controversial article on the most common causes of lower back pain. In this article you'll learn the most common causes but also what many medical providers aren't talking about when you go to see them for back pain. Suffering from sharp back pain? Well, you are not alone. Millions of Americans have ongoing back pain and it is the leading cause of disability in people younger than 45. Though back pain is not always serious, but in some cases pain is your body’s way of telling you that something is not right. After cough and cold, low back pain is the [...]

14 11, 2018

Everything You Need To Know About Spinal Stenosis

By |November 14th, 2018|Tags: |

Almost 80% of Americans will experience lower back pain in their lives. Well, it is a condition that has been slowly rising in prevalence through the decades. Out of the many seeking treatment for chronic lower back pain, it is evaluated that 35% will suffer from spinal stenosis. What is Spinal Stenosis? Stenosis is a Greek word that means ‘narrowing.’ It is one of the most common conditions that cause low back or neck pain in adults. Spinal stenosis develops when the spinal canal or neuroforamen become narrow and compress the spinal cord or nerve roots. Basically spinal stenosis is a condition, most commonly in adults 50 and older, in which your [...]

7 11, 2018

Everything You Need To Know About Herniated Disc Treatment

By |November 7th, 2018|Tags: , |

Everything You Need To Know About A Herniated Disc & Herniated Disc Treatment If you're suffereing from a herniated disc or are looking for herniated disc treatment, you're in the right place. Below you'll learn what exactly a herniated disc is, the causese of one,  the sign and symptoms,  and, finally, the treatment for a hernated disc. The bones or vertebrae that form the spine in the back are cushioned by small discs. These small discs are usually round and flat, comprising of a tough, outer layer (annulus) that borders a jelly like material called the nucleus. The discs act as shock absorbers for the spinal bones and are located between each [...]

13 08, 2018

What You Need to Know About Lower Back Pain

By |August 13th, 2018|

At any given time, forty percent of the world’s population experiences lower back pain. Strangely enough, the majority of back pain sufferers live in developed countries. What Causes Lower Back Pain? Most lower back pain doesn’t have a definite cause, rather it’s due to non-serious skeletal and muscle issues such as strains or sprains. There are many reasons one why you may feel your back is betraying you with aches and pains. Here are a few of the reasons your back may hurt. — Because lower back pain is a musculoskeletal problem, being overweight or suddenly gaining weight, can bring pain. So can poor posture and poor sleeping positions. — Playing “rough [...]

19 07, 2018

Prevent Back Pain For Good

By |July 19th, 2018|

Prevent Back Pain: Lower the Risk By Following These Simple Tips There are many leading causes of back pain, which can significantly impact your day-to-day life. Some examples include trauma from falls or accidents. But more often than not, it’s caused by ordinary movements such as twisting, bending to picking up objects, lifting and carrying heavy loads, or sitting for long hours at work without taking short breaks to stretch the back. Back pain is also caused by the wear and tear due to aging. All of these examples can lead to a lot of pain and eventually cause chronic symptoms over time. The great news is that a lot of back [...]

11 07, 2018

Common Issues With Back Pain

By |July 11th, 2018|

Introduction To Common Issues With Back Pain Many people are affected by back pain. In fact, experts estimate that as much as 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some time in their lives. The older we get, the more back pain is experienced because our bodies are prone to wear and tear through time, thus it cannot help but degenerate. Water and protein content in the cartilages eventually decrease, making the cartilage in between the vertebrae more fragile. People who work are forced to take days off to rest or see a doctor. Aside from the daily discomfort, back pain can be exhausting and even incapacitating. However, just [...]

5 07, 2018

Highlights From Dew Tour Summer 2018

By |July 5th, 2018|

A Recap Of Summer Dew Tour 2018 Where I Was Over this past week I had the great pleasure and honor of flying out to Long Beach, California as the lead sport & skateboarding physical therapist for the Summer Dew Tour. This is an event where the worlds’ best skateboarders travel to compete all week long. There are two type of skateboarding they offer. Street: Street or park skating is what you commonly see on TV or when you go visit a big city. The Dew Tour puts many different obstacles such as stairs, handrails, and other misc equipment into a course format. The skaters then use their creativity and skills to [...]