Category: Back

Is sitting the new smoking?

Sep14th 2018

As many jobs today demand long hours sitting in front of computers, the number of workers complaining of spinal pain continues to increase. I’m sure you’ve heard the buzz phrase, “Sitting is the new smoking.”  What that means is our increasingly sedentary lifestyles contributes to the frequency of pain, influences metabolic health (i.e. obesity, blood

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2 Upper Back Exercises to Prevent Neck Pain

Aug25th 2018

by Dr. Sam Watkins, DPT Neck pain is, unfortunately, something most of us will experience at some point. Spine-related pain, in general, is a very complex topic, and many times it’s unclear what’s the exact cause of pain. But sometimes, a lack of movement (hypomobility) or even too much movement (hypermobility) at joints in the

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Mar18th 2017

Is arthritis causing my low back pain?

Arthritis of the spine is one of the main causes of low back pain We’ve previously discussed the 2 most common back pain diagnoses in depth. The first one was sciatica and the second was SI Joint Dysfunction.  If you have pain in your back that radiates down one of your legs or pain in

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Mar8th 2017

What is SI Joint Dysfunction and is it the cause of my low back pain?

SI Joint Dysfunction: One of the most common causes of back pain We previously covered one of the biggest causes of back pain, Disc Herniation with Sciatica. If you have pain in your back that radiates down one of your legs, then you should take a look back at that post. As a quick review,

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Feb26th 2017

Is sciatica causing my lower back pain?

What’s causing your lower back pain? 3 common causes Here are three of the most common back pain diagnoses, their causes, their symptoms, and what it takes to treat them. Three main causes of lower back pain Back pain can be very troubling. It is often mysterious, showing up without any traumatic incident, and fluctuating

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Why does my back hurt?

Feb19th 2017

Back Pain Defined: It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3… Back pain can be very troubling. It is often mysterious, showing up without any traumatic incident, and fluctuating unpredictably. Fortunately, most back pain is not serious and can heal without major intervention such as injections or surgery.  Below are the 3 main causes of back

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