Category: Back pain

Strengthen Hips

Why We Should Strengthen Our Hips

May 7th, 2020

As low back pain and hip pain become increasingly prevalent in the United States, people are overlooking the importance of hip strength and its influence on these health conditions.  Motions of the Hip Joint The hip joint is a ball and socket joint that allows your hip to move in 6 different motions. Each hip

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Sciatica

What Exactly is Sciatica?

May 4th, 2020

Sciatica is a common condition that affects up to 3 million people in the United States each year. Sciatica refers to back pain caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve. This nerve starts from your lower back and runs down the back of each leg. When injuries put pressure or irritate the sciatic nerve, it

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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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Energy

The 5 Simple Steps to Relieve Pain and Increase Energy

January 20th, 2020

Pain can be extremely limiting, as it can hold you back from many of the physical activities you’d like to do. However, there are luckily some quick and effective ways to relieve your pain and increase your energy, so you can get back to doing the physical activities you love. By incorporating physical therapy into

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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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3 Indicators That Your Sciatica May Require Physical Therapy Intervention

January 10th, 2020

Your sciatic nerves run from your lower back down your legs. People who suffer from sciatica typically describe a “shooting pain” sensation on one side of their body. While this condition does not always require medical treatment, physical therapy can help ease your pain and lessen some of your other uncomfortable symptoms. So, how do

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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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Find Better Balance By Strengthening Your Core

October 10th, 2019

Core strength training is a powerful and effective part of physical therapy. Your core is comprised of a set of muscles that anchor your center of gravity. This allows you to maintain your constant balance, whether you are moving or standing still. By strengthening your core with physical therapy treatments, you can improve your balance

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