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Category Archives: Back and Neck Pain

20 Nov, 2020

Are You Living With Chronic Back Pain? You Don’t Have to Any Longer

The American Physical Therapy Association states that back pain is the most commonly experienced form of pain for Americans. In fact, one in every four Americans has sustained some sort of back pain in the past three months. Chronic back pain is pain that persists for three months and longer. This type of pain can

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20 Sep, 2020

Back Pain is Commonly Caused by Herniated Discs – Do You Know Where Your Pain is Coming From?

Find Relief for Your Herniated Discs! Back pain is one of the most common complaints among Americans today. Whether you experience the occasional ache in your back, or you deal with recurring chronic back pain, it can make completing everyday tasks extremely difficult. But have you ever stopped to wonder whether your back pain was

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20 Jul, 2020

Surgery Might Not be Your Only Option to Relieve Back Pain. Things to Consider Before Back Surgery

There are few more debilitating conditions than back pain. Ranging from a dull ache to excruciating, back pain can keep you from performing simple daily tasks you once enjoyed. While nearly 80 percent of adults experience back pain at some point in their lives, the treatments used to alleviate it are varied. Yet many people

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20 Jun, 2020

Herniated Discs: Troubleshooting Tips From Our Physical Therapist

Something is terribly wrong with you, but you’re not quite sure what it is. Strange neck pains, back pains, or extremity symptoms can indicate a variety of potential problems — including one or more herniated discs. How can you tell for sure whether you have this specific problem? If you do have a herniated disc,

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10 Jun, 2020

How Do You Overcome Chronic Back Pain? Ask Our Physical Therapist

Did you know that approximately 80 percent of Americans have experienced (or will experience) back pain? That’s a depressing statistic, especially if you’re already one of those sufferers. Chronic back pain can prevent you from performing the countless daily tasks you need or want to perform. Even when you’re not engaged in activity, your back

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20 Oct, 2019

Chronic Back Pain Doesn’t Have to be Your Story. Understand 3 Ways Physical Therapy Can Help.

Chronic back pain leads many people to consider surgery or addictive painkillers to deal with the problem. The depression that can accompany serious, long-lasting back pain can lead people to think that. But what if surgery or opioids didn’t need to be a part of your story? If you’ve been thinking about surgery to finally

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10 Sep, 2019

Get to the Root of Your Back Pain. Could it be a Herniated Disc?

Do you sometimes feel pain like an electric shock radiating from your lower back down to your legs? Do you experience muscle weakness or numbness in your arms or legs? If so, be sure to schedule a free consult with St. Francis Rehab & Sports Medicine for a proper diagnosis. You just may have a herniated

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10 May, 2019

5 Ways to Relieve Back and Neck Pain

There are common causes of both back pain and neck pain and at St. Francis Rehab & Sports Medicine we can help with both. Changes in the spine’s anatomy often cause back pain. There may be lumbar disc herniation, lumbar degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis or sacroiliac joint dysfunction. Disc herniation occurs when the gel-like interior

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20 Apr, 2019

Suffering with Back Pain? Check Your Posture!

If you are like most people, you have had someone tell you to sit or stand up straight — probably during your teenage years. At the time, the demand was probably annoying and one you did your best to ignore. But it turns out that good posture is important for more than just looking confident

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20 Feb, 2019

Did You Know That a Herniated Disc Can Cause You Serious Back Pain?

One of the most common reasons people visit St. Francis Rehab & Sports Medicine each day is to get relief from chronic back pain. While back pain can be caused by a variety of medical conditions, in many cases, it is the result of a herniated disc. Herniated discs can occur anywhere along the spine

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