Category: Back and Neck Pain

Back Pain

Limited Hip Mobility Can Cause Your Back Pain

January 6th, 2021

Are you experiencing nagging back aches and wonder where the source of pain is coming from? Your hip mobility plays a large role in supporting your back and limited hip motion can cause back pain.  According to Georgetown University’s Health Policy Institute, nearly 65 million Americans reported a recent episode of back pain. 16 million

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Breaking Down The SI Joint

December 9th, 2020

Have you heard of the SacroIliac (SI) Joint? Are you frustrated that your SI joint pain is not going away? SI joint pain can be dismissed easily as “low back pain” and can lead to more serious symptoms. This article breaks down the components of the SI joint. What is the SI Joint? The Sacroiliac

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What is the Source of My Low Back Pain?

December 3rd, 2020

Back pain can come from multiple different sources and can occur for a number of different reasons. There are many structures in your low back that may contribute to various symptoms. Your low back consists of muscles, ligaments, cartilage, lumbar discs, vertebrae, and nerves. These structures can all be sources of back pain. Luckily, these

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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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