Category: back pain

Lower Back Pain

Kiss Lower Back Pain Goodbye: How Physical Therapy Can Help

September 10th, 2020

Many people suffer from lower back pain and have no idea how to find lasting relief. Dealing with this kind of pain can take time away from relaxing, working, spending time with family, and enjoying life overall. Not to mention it can keep a person feeling extremely irritable, stressed out, and can lead to a

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Herniated Disc

So You’ve Been Having Back Pain… Could it be Caused by a Herniated Disc?

July 20th, 2020

If you’ve been experiencing back pain, it just may be a herniated disc. A herniated disc can put extra pressure on the muscles and nerves around the spinal column. Symptoms may include, pain on one side of the body, pain that radiates to the arms or legs, aching, burning sensations in the affected area and

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Back Pain

Stand Up to Your Back Pain with Physical Therapy Relief

June 20th, 2020

Most Americans will suffer temporary back pain at some point in their lives. When back pain is not temporary, however, it becomes a major quality of life issue. The good news is that you don’t have to live with back pain permanently. Taking a proactive approach like working with a physical therapist can help you

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Physical Activity

Need More Physical Activity? Here’s How to Get It

March 20th, 2020

Did you know that 80 percent of the U.S. population falls short of the Physical Activity Guidelines recommended by the Department of Health and Human Services? Millions of Americans are risking serious health consequences simply because they do too much sitting and not enough moving around. You may not find that information shocking, especially if

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Back Pain with Physical Therapy

Stand Up to Your Back Pain with Physical Therapy Relief

December 10th, 2019

Do you find walking, playing sports, or even sitting and standing a challenge because of back pain? If so, you may be miserable, but you’re hardly alone. It’s estimated that up to 80 percent of Americans has struggled, or will struggle, with this debilitating symptom. For many, the only thing worse than the back pain

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Back Pain

So You’ve Been Having Back Pain… Could it be Caused by a Herniated Disc?

October 20th, 2019

Do you wince when you bend over to tie your shoes? Is your back stiff, sore, and achy, especially in the morning? Do you notice numbness, tingling, and pain in an arm or leg? If you’re experiencing these issues, it’s possible you have a herniated disc. We encourage you to call Physical Therapy of Melissa

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The Connection Between Core Strength and Better Balance

May 20th, 2019

Physical therapy as an industry has been talking about the link between core strength and better balance for years. When the “core” muscles around your trunk are strong, they prevent chronic lower back pain and many other injuries, but they also keep you from losing your balance and falling down. A stronger core will help

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