If I’m In Intense Pain, Will PT Make Me Worse?

This is a question I get asked often here at PhysioFit Physical Therapy & Wellness. At PhysioFit, we help people with chronic neck, shoulder, and back pain with great success on a daily basis. We help them be active, fit and free from pain medication even if they have had pain for years. But, what…

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Is It Safe To Exercise With A Bad Back?

Lets talk about exercise and back pain… Last week I had a question asked by one of our patients, Jackie, 57, from Mountain View… And it’s one that we get asked often (especially since New Year fitness rush!): “Is it ok to exercise when my back is hurting? I’ve just got into a good routine…

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My Back Pain Always Returns! What Can I Do?

After the common cold, the most common reason Americans miss work is back pain. Unfortunately, once you have experienced back strain or injury, it can easily become a recurring problem. Many cases of back strain are due to the way we live—sitting at desks all day, hunched over a computer, with little physical activity. Unless…

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Massage Therapy for Back Pain

If you experience lower back pain, you are not alone. In the United States, lower back pain is the leading cause of absenteeism and general disability. Because this condition is often an ongoing problem and is difficult to pinpoint and treat, you may have wondered whether massage therapy would bring relief. Massage therapy is not appropriate…

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Recovery from Microdiscectomy

Microdiscectomy, a common form of lower back surgery, is used to treat leg pain caused by disc herniation. Because it uses a smaller incision, microdiscectomy is far less invasive and causes far less trauma to underlying tissues than its alternative, laminectomy. Because the mechanical structure of the lower spine remains unchanged, the recovery period after microdiscectomy…

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Get In the Swim for Back Pain

Back pain can carry a double whammy. Painful back muscles may prevent you from exercising comfortably. But a lack of exercise may inhibit your back from healing and may actually make the condition worse. Swimming can be an excellent solution to your problem. Fortunately, swimming provides a great full body workout. • Water counteracts the…

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Does a Herniated Disc Mean Surgery?

Back pain can put a severe crimp in your daily activities. One cause of such pain is a herniated disc, also called a slipped or ruptured disc. A common condition of the lower back that seldom requires surgery, herniated discs are most common in women and men aged 30 to 50 years, although they also occur…

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Getting to the “Core” of Back Problems

According to recent studies, 70–80% of Americans will experience back pain at some time in their lives. For most people, back pain will resolve with conservative treatment. One of the treatment options available is increasing strength and flexibility in what are referred to as your “core” muscles. Lower core muscles are the muscles surrounding your…

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How Your Mattress Affects Back & Neck Pain

People who suffer from back and neck pain, particularly when it’s chronic, look to many sources hoping to relieve their discomfort. One frequently asked question is whether the purchase of a special mattress will help to manage back and neck pain. Since a large amount of a person’s time is spent sleeping, a poor mattress can…

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Help! My Back Hurts Whenever I Travel

People who travel have discovered through painful experience that the spine was not designed for long hours of sitting. Too often, the hours spent in a plane or car can result in an aching back the next day. But there are steps you can take before, during and after travel to reduce back pain. First,…

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