Category: Back and Neck Pain

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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Why Won’t My Tendonitis Get Better?

January 13th, 2020

Tendons are tough, flexible bands of tissue that connect muscles to bones. Tendons are a rope like cord that anchors your muscles to your bone. Tendonitis is irritation or inflammation of a tendon. Tendonitis can occur in any of your tendons but most commonly affects shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, and heels. This is typically caused

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3 Exercises to Improve Posture for Less Back Pain

December 26th, 2019

Most people will get back pain at some point in their lives. It may come from a sports related injury or accident. However, often times upper and lower back pain develops during daily life. Repetitive activities such as sitting at a computer or carrying weighted objects may create muscle tension and tightness. Over a long

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Benefits of Deep Thermal Massage Goes Beyond Just Pain Relief

December 10th, 2019

What is a Migun deep thermal massage table? The Migun Thermal Massage table combines therapeutic effects of acupressure, far infrared heat, and massage therapy to provide you with pain relief, relaxation, and health. Dozens of heated jade balls roll along the spine providing a warm relaxing massage to the muscles on your back and legs.

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Don’t Let Spinal Disc Injuries Limit Your Life

December 4th, 2019

What are spinal discs? Spinal discs are made up of a tough flexible outer layer called the annulus and a soft jelly like center called the nucleus. These discs are located between each vertebral body and its function is to transmit forces throughout your spinal joints. A slipped or ruptured disc is when the soft

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