Category: Back and Neck Pain

Cervical Radiculopathy

A Non-Operative Approach to Cervical Radiculopathy

October 7th, 2020

Cervical radiculopathy is often referred to as a pinched nerve in the neck. It is characterized by radiating pain from the neck to the shoulder, shoulder blade, arm, or hand. The condition affects an average of 85 out of 100,000 people—most often individuals in their 50s. Athletes, heavy laborers, and workers who use vibrating machinery

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Numbness and Tingling in Your Legs – Have You Been Checked For Piriformis Syndrome?

September 30th, 2020

What is Piriformis Syndrome? Your piriformis muscle runs from your lower spine to the top of your thigh bone. Piriformis syndrome occurs when this muscle presses on your sciatic nerve (the nerve that goes from your spinal cord to your buttocks and down the back of each leg). This can cause pain and numbness in

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Chronic Back Pain

Chronic Back Pain Doesn’t Have to Control You – Reclaim Your Life with Physical Therapy

September 20th, 2020

When you have chronic back pain, it can feel like every aspect of your life gets interrupted. Pain at work can lead to decreased productivity, sick days, and increased stress. Pain at home can prevent you from being able to care for yourself and your loved ones. Chronic back pain can even make it difficult

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Get Rid of Your Chronic Back Pain! 5 Ways a Physical Therapist Can Help Relieve Your Pain

Get Rid of Your Chronic Back Pain! 5 Ways a Physical Therapist Can Help Relieve Your Pain

August 10th, 2020

How Physical Therapy Helps You Triumph Over Chronic Back Pain Does chronic back pain keep you from living the life you want? This debilitating symptom, which may be caused by a variety of underlying issues, may make you wish you could just spend the rest of your life in your recliner. Actually, however, you can

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What do you think is causing your back pain? Could it be a herniated disc? Find out.

April 20th, 2020

Has anyone ever told you they have a “slipped disc”? This term is actually a misnomer, since discs don’t really “slip” but either degenerate, bulge, or herniate. Fortunately, a physical therapist can treat all these issues! Contact Respire Physical Therapy today! The latter condition, called a disc herniation, occurs when the outer layer of the

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4 Stretches and Exercises to Improve Neck Pain

February 25th, 2020

If you are experiencing neck stiffness or soreness, you are not alone. Neck pain is one of the most common ailments among Americans. A strong neck can help prevent impairments in other parts of your body too. In order to prevent chronic neck pain, here are simple stretches and exercises that anyone can perform. 4

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Numbness and Shooting Pain Down Leg

February 19th, 2020

Are you experiencing intermittent or constant leg pain? It can be described as a dull ache, throbbing pain, or burning sensation. Do you feel numbness in your legs or feet? Leg pain or numbness may be the symptom of a variety of conditions. A correct diagnosis is essential for determining the most effective treatment. How

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5 Ways to Improve Neck Stiffness

January 22nd, 2020

Overview Neck stiffness can be painful and interfere with your everyday activities. In the United States alone, 25.8% of people reported neck pain. It remains one of the top 5 most common disorders. Studies show that neck pain impacts your physical, social, and mental well being. Common Causes of Neck Pain/Stiffness Cervical dysfunction Muscle tendon

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Back Pain

7 Ways To Ease Back Pain Without Taking Pills or Risking Surgery

January 15th, 2020

80 percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetime. Back pain is the most common cause of job related disability and has led to the highest number of missed work days. Is your doctor telling you that you have to stop your favorite activity or sport? Are you tired of

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