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Low Back Pains and Treatment Options

Low Back Pains and Treatment Options

Low back pain is a common injury that almost everyone will experience at least once in their lifetime. The lumbar region–the lower back starting below the ribcage–provides structural support, movement, and protection of specific body tissue, and it can be the source of intense pain, making it […]

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Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral Neuropathy

The peripheral nervous system connects the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body. Peripheral neuropathy occurs when there is damage to your peripheral nerves, resulting in weakness, numbness and pain in the hands and feet. The pain can be intense, stabbing, burning or tingling. […]

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The Facts About Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis

The Facts About Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolysis versus Spondylolisthesis Spondylolysis is a fracture or defect of one or both of the pars interarticularis, the small bony arch wing-shaped parts of each vertebra at the back of the spine. The pars interarticularis keep the vertebrae in place, and if absent or damaged make the […]

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Have a Herniated Disc?

Have a Herniated Disc?

A herniated disc occurs when one of the discs in the spine ruptures or slips out of place. The discs are tough exterior encasings around softer gel-like centers and act as rubbery cushions between each of the bones (vertebrae) of the spine. When a disc is herniated, […]

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SPINAL STENOSIS

SPINAL STENOSIS

Spinal stenosis is the reduction of available space within the spine, which leads to increased pressure on the spinal cord and the nerves that exit the spine to the arms and legs. Spinal stenosis occurs mostly in the lower back and neck, and is usually caused by […]

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DISCOGENIC DISEASE

DISCOGENIC DISEASE

Discogenic disease, or degenerative disc disease, is a term used to describe the natural deterioration of your spinal discs due to the natural aging process. The discs are tough exterior encasings around softer gel-like centers and act as rubbery cushions between each of the bones (vertebrae) of […]

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How To Tell If You Have Shingles

How To Tell If You Have Shingles

Shingles is a painful infection caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox. The first sign of shingles is pain, burning, tingling, or itching on one part of your face or body. In most cases, a red blistering rash develops as a stripe that wraps around […]

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Best exercises and stretches you can do at your desk at work!

Best exercises and stretches you can do at your desk at work!

Sitting still at an office desk is one of the worst things you can do for your body. If you are not careful about the way you sit, type, hold your phone, and do other repetitive tasks, you may be slowly damaging your muscles, bones and joints. […]

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Proper posture when working at your desk (preventing work related injuries)

Proper posture when working at your desk (preventing work related injuries)

Many work injuries can be easily avoided if you put the time and energy into developing good posture and ergonomics. What is good posture? Posture is the position you place your body while standing, sitting or lying down. Good posture keeps bones and joints in proper alignment […]

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Pain Tolerance and Pain Management

Pain Tolerance and Pain Management

Pain Management Research and Athletic Pain Tolerance Athletes are able to sustain injury and pain while still continuing on in their sport, which suggests that they have a higher pain tolerance than non-athletes. Although research can be inconsistent and even contradictory, studies on pain in athletes indicates […]

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