Posts tagged: spine

Move Your Mid Back Pain Away

Do you ever feel a dull, tight, achy, stiff pain between your shoulder blades in your mid back that just seems impossible to stretch out? Good news! It is not impossible. You may just not be stretching the correct area. When I have patients experiencing mid back pain or discomfort, they seem to have tried…

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Back PainFix Your Low Back Pain

Low back pain can originate from different parts of the spine. In order to fix your low back pain, it is helpful to understand the anatomy of the spine. The bony parts of your spine are known as vertebrae. The soft discs between each vertebrae are called intervertebral discs. These discs are kind of like…

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What is the Best Way to Treat Low Back Pain?

Back pain affects millions of people each year and is the second most common reason for disability. There are many ways to treat back pain, including medications, injections, and surgery. The latest scientific reviews report that the most effective way to treat low back pain is a multidisciplinary approach that combines exercise, mindfulness training, spinal…

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Mental Health Awareness Month from a Physical Therapist’s Perspective

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and, as physical therapists, we cannot overlook the role depression, anxiety, addiction and personality disorders can play in the rehabilitation process.  In my experience working in the healthcare profession and listening to patients describe their experience in the “system,” a mental health diagnosis comes with a lot of stigma.…

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Chiropractor vs. Physical Therapist: What’s the difference and who do I choose?

I cannot tell you how many times I have been asked by patients about my opinion on Chiropractors and whether they should be seeing both a physical therapist and a Chiropractor. Physical Therapy and Chiropractic treatments share many similar qualities which can be confusing, even to clinicians, to explain the difference. Both Physical Therapists and…

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