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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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

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. Overview The back comprises of a complex interconnected structure of muscles and joints. Smaller bones (cartilages), ligaments, and tendons support the…

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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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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

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. Visit our facility to receive personalized multiple sclerosis physical therapy for complete rehabilitation. Our integrated…

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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 treatment. Symptoms Symptoms of lumbar/cervical radiculopathy include nerve symptoms into the arms or legs, depending on where…

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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

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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