Proper Lifting Techniques to Avoid Back Injuries

Proper Lifting Techniques to Avoid Back Injuries

With Christmas right around the corner, you may have just cut down your Christmas tree or picked one up from your local nursery.  The next step is lifting it up and tying it to your roof rack or securing it in your truckbed, either way lifting a Christmas Tree or other burly object can strain…

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Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Treatment

Lumbar spinal stenosis

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis affects the five vertebrae present in the low back. Early signs include weakness, numbness, pain down the legs, and balance problems. Its debilitating pain can disrupt your quality of life, limit community participation, and limit ADL’s. At Specialized Physical Therapy, we treat lumbar spinal stenosis through personalized care and research-backed solutions. Overview…

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Lumbar Slipped Disc Treatment

Slipped Disc

A lumbar slipped disc refers to a herniated disc. It occurs when the gel-like nucleus inside these discs shifts from its place, leading to tears, ruptures, and bulging. You might feel pain, numbness, and fatigue in the affected area (low back and lower limbs), especially when the exposed nucleus pulposus comes in contact with your…

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Back Sprain Treatment

Back Sprain

A back sprain occurs when the ligaments get stretched or torn due to repetitive (or sudden) movements. Typical signs of a back sprain include a sharp ache that builds up, muscle spasms, and stiffness. Learn more about physical therapy for lower back sprain below. Overview The back comprises of a complex interconnected structure of muscles…

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Sciatica and Low Back Pain: Are They the Same Thing?

Sciatica & Low Back Pain

Do you often wake up with excruciating back pain? Do you feel pain down your leg or in your low back? The odds are that you are dealing with sciatica or low back pain. Whether it’s from a strenuous workout session, a sedentary lifestyle, manual labor, or lifting a heavy object, back pain can decrease…

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Physical Therapy for Sciatica

low back pain sciatica treatment

Sciatica and low back pain have many similarities but differ primarily in where the pain is located and where the pain originates from. The low back, or the lumbar spine, is a structure of interconnecting joints, bones, muscles, and ligaments that work together to provide flexibility, strength, and support. Low back pain is localized pain…

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Multiple Sclerosis Physical Therapy

Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) targets the central nervous system (i.e. the brain and spinal cord). Its debilitative effects lead to muscle pain, balance and coordination issues, and cognitive problems. In severe cases, MS can turn into a lifelong disability without treatment. How does physical therapy help Multiple Sclerosis? Visit our facility to receive personalized physical therapy…

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Cervical Radiculopathy Physical Therapy

Lumbar and cervical radiculopathy refers to the radiating nerve symptoms down the arms (cervical) or legs (lumbar). It is vital to seek assistance from a physical therapist to help determine the cause of the symptoms and the appropriate cervical radiculopathy physical therapy treatment. Symptoms Symptoms of lumbar/cervical radiculopathy include nerve symptoms into the arms or…

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Herniated Disc & Bulging Disc | Bulging Disc in Back Treatment

A herniated disc and bulging disc refers to the displacement of discs in the lumbar back or cervical region. Common herniated disc symptoms include a dull ache, limited mobility, and numbness in certain areas. Natural degeneration can accelerate the pain and stiffness, causing further health complications. At Specialized Physical Therapy, we know how to heal…

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Cervical & Lumbar Pinched Nerve Treatment

Cervical & Lumbar Pinched Nerve

Discs are fibrocartilaginous spacers between your vertebrae. Vertebrae are the bones that make up the spine. A disc is composed of a harder ring of cartilage surrounding an inside of softer cartilage. Discs act to absorb shock throughout the spine and allow the spine to move efficiently. In some cases, the discs may move and…

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