Common Causes of Back Pain and When to Seek Treatment

Back pain is more than discomfort. It can be debilitating. With back pain, it’s difficult to perform normal daily tasks like walking or picking up objects or sitting. The causes of back pain vary and are not always serious. Sometimes back pain is the result of strain...

Four signs you need physical therapy for back pain treatment

Back pain is a normal part of life that can happen for a number of reasons. Perhaps you tried to pick up an object that was too heavy or maybe you’ve been sitting at the computer for too long. In many cases of back pain, the pain is minor and goes away after a few...

Treatments for back pain

Have you ever thought about what it means when someone says they have your back? This is another way of saying that they’ll support you, but why say they have your back? Well, your back has the important responsibility of supporting your upper body. The back not only...

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Can you have both lower back and hip pain?

Can you have both lower back and hip pain?

It may seem odd, but the answer to this question is clearly found in a children’s song. Anyone who’s ever heard or sung “The Skeleton Dance” knows that “the hip bone’s connected to the backbone.” This is a simplistic interpretation of the connection between the hips...

Why do I have lower back pain?

Why do I have lower back pain?

Figuring out why you have lower back pain is a vital first step in the process of treating your pain. It can be difficult to determine the cause of your pain on your own, but working with a physical therapist can make it easier to learn the source of your pain.  There...

What’s causing my lower back and buttock pain?

What’s causing my lower back and buttock pain?

You might think that a simple muscle strain is the answer to this question, and it could very well be. However, there are other issues that can also lead to a combination of lower back and buttock pain.  Most people are familiar with lower back pain, and many have...

How long do sciatica symptoms last?

How long do sciatica symptoms last?

The answer to this question can vary, but generally, acute sciatica symptoms take between one and two weeks to resolve. However, there are factors that can drastically affect how long sciatica symptoms last.  Sciatica occurs when one of the sciatic nerves is being...

Treating lower back pain with physical therapy exercises

Download Free Guide One of the most common types of pain in adults is lower back pain. It can occur for many reasons, including: Sitting for too long Overexertion in physical activity Incorrect posture when picking things up Traumatic injury Weighing too much Smoking...

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