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How to Know If SI Joint Fusion Is Right for You

Low back pain cramps your style and can seriously limit your life. If you’re ready to be done with low back pain, you should know more about sacroiliac (SI) joint fusion. Read to learn more.
Sep 1st, 2023

Can Physical Therapy Resolve My Recurrent Sciatica for Good?

Sciatica pain in your lower back, buttocks, and legs seems like it may never end, especially if you suffer from recurrent sciatica. Could physical therapy help you find lasting pain relief? Here’s more about physical therapy treatment for sciatica.
Aug 1st, 2023

Spotting the Warning Signs of a Herniated Disc

A herniated spinal disc can be a pain in your neck — or in your back! Read to learn more about common early warning signs of a herniated disc and what you can do to address and improve your condition.
Jul 2nd, 2023

How Does Menopause Increase My Risk of Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis weakens your bones, and the hormonal changes women experience during menopause tend to elevate the risk of osteoporosis. Keep reading to learn more, including information about osteoporosis prevention.
Apr 2nd, 2023

How Can Physical Therapy Treat Repetitive Strain Injuries?

Repetitive strain injuries need specialized care to heal, and physical therapy is often essential to your recovery. Here’s why physical therapy is your best bet when you suffer from carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, and other RTIs.
Mar 1st, 2023

Is There Any Way to Avoid Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis (OA) causes stress to your body that can reduce your quality of life as you get older. The good news is, you can take steps now to prevent osteoarthritis and protect your joints from wear-and-tear and degeneration. Read more.
Nov 1st, 2022

Is Regenerative Medicine Right for You?

Regenerative medicine can do a lot to help you heal and reduce your pain. Read on to learn how regenerative medicine can improve your physical condition without medication or surgery.
Oct 5th, 2022

What's Involved in Physical Therapy?

Could you benefit from physical therapy for rehabilitation and recovery? Keep reading to learn more about physical therapy, including what you can potentially expect during treatment.
Sep 13th, 2022

Can Arthritis Affect Your Spine?

Arthritis, a chronic condition, can cause stiffness and pain in joints around your body. Your spine contains many small joints — can arthritis affect these joints, too? Read on to learn more about arthritis in your spine.
Jul 12th, 2022

5 Ways to Prevent Fractures as You Age

As you get older, bone fractures become more likely and are a greater risk to your health and wellness. Read on to learn what you need to know about preventing fractures as you age.
May 1st, 2022

Is Physical Therapy Safe After Back Surgery?

If you’ve had back or spinal surgery, physical therapy provides a safe and effective way to recover your strength and flexibility. Keep reading to learn more about post-surgery rehabilitation and physical therapy.
Apr 1st, 2022

Will Spinal Fusion Limit My Range of Motion?

Spinal fusion can provide relief for chronic back and leg pain. Keep reading to learn more about how spinal fusion can help you, while only slightly reducing your spine’s flexibility.
Mar 1st, 2022

How to Prevent Osteoporosis

Could you be at risk for developing osteoporosis and suffering weakness in your bones? Read on to learn more about who is at risk for osteoporosis, as well as what you can do now to prevent osteoporosis in the future.
Feb 1st, 2022

Types of Physical Therapy That Reduce Inflammation

If you suffer from health issues due to inflammation in your joints, you might be able to manage your condition with physical therapy, instead of medications. Here’s how physical therapy can work as part of your anti-inflammatory treatment plan.
Jan 1st, 2022

What to Expect from Lumbar Laminectomy

If you need a lumbar laminectomy to relieve persistent low back pain, you’re probably wondering what it entails. Here’s a closer look at what to expect from this surgical back pain relief procedure.
Dec 1st, 2021

Tips for Traveling with Back Pain

If you live with back pain, you learn what to do to avoid setting off painful symptoms. But, when you travel, you might need to rely on some different strategies. Here are some helpful tips and tricks to ease your back pain when you travel.
Nov 1st, 2021

When To See a Specialist About Joint Pain

When your joints hurt and ache, how long should you wait before getting in to see a specialist and finding out about any underlying medical issues? Read on to learn more.
Aug 8th, 2021

3 Less-Invasive Alternatives to Joint Replacement Surgery

If you’re thinking about joint replacement surgery, you might need to think again. Do you know that you have less-invasive treatment options that may be able to restore damaged joints without surgery? Read to learn more.
Jul 22nd, 2021

Physical Therapy for a Sports Injury: What to Expect

When you push for peak athletic performance, injuries are likely. Keep reading to learn more about how physical therapy can help you recover from a sports injury, and what you can expect during your recovery.
Jun 13th, 2021

Can Injections Help My Neck Pain?

If you suffer from neck pain, you should know about injections as a treatment option that could help you. Keep reading to learn more about how injection treatments can help with neck pain.
Apr 6th, 2021

4 Ways Laser Surgery Can Ease Your Recovery

If you need surgery, especially around your spine, you might be worried about potential complications and a long recovery period. You should know about the benefits of minimally invasive laser spine surgery. Read to learn more.
Mar 25th, 2021

Early Signs of Osteoporosis

Could you be at risk for developing osteoporosis? Keep reading to learn more about the early signs of bone issues you should be aware of, and how you can safeguard and strengthen your bones if you’re dealing with osteoporosis.
Feb 7th, 2021

When to See a Doctor about Joint Pain

Are your joints achy, sensitive, swollen, or painful? How do you know when you should seek medical attention for your joint pain? Here’s how to know when to get in touch with a doctor for your joint pain problems.
Jan 1st, 2021

Can Physical Therapy Reduce Neck Pain?

When you live with neck pain, you’re always on the lookout for potential solutions. Instead of reaching for pain medication, look into physical therapy. Keep reading to learn more about how physical therapy can resolve your neck pain for good.
Nov 1st, 2020

Posture Matters: What Bad Posture Does to Your Spine

If you experience back or neck pain, the problem could actually be with your posture. Whether seated or standing, your posture impacts your spine. Read to learn more about how poor posture can cause spinal and back pain problems.
Oct 8th, 2020

Knowing When Your Knee Is More of a Liability Than an Asset

The complex joints in your knees do a lot to support your body and range of motion, but sometimes knee damage gets too risky to ignore. You might even benefit from a partial knee replacement. Learn more about knee damage, and what you can do.
Aug 17th, 2020

The Many Complications of Degenerative Disc Disease

When you have degenerative disc disease in your spine, you can be at increased risk of a wide range of complications. Here’s what you need to know about degenerative disc disease, and what we can do to help and support you if you have it.
Jul 2nd, 2020

How Electrodiagnostic Testing Can Treat Your Pain

Electrical information from around your body can give a medical professional important information about your current pain. If you're in pain due to an injury, disease, or other debility, we may be able to help you with electrodiagnostic testing.
Jun 24th, 2020

What Causes Spondylolisthesis?

If you have spondylolisthesis, a spinal condition involving slipped vertebrae, you could experience low back pain. The causes of the condition vary depending on the type and location of the slippage between your vertebrae. Read to learn more.
May 26th, 2020

What is Stenosis?

Are you concerned about symptoms like pain, tingling, numbness, or muscle weakness? Spinal stenosis, the narrowing of your spinal column, can put pressure on your nerves, leading to these symptoms. Keep reading to learn more.
Apr 1st, 2020

Are Bone Fractures Preventable?

Depending on your physical condition, bone fractures might seem almost inevitable. However, with the right care and prevention, you can strengthen and protect your bones. Read more to learn what you need to know about fracture prevention.
Mar 1st, 2020

Joint Fusion Sounds Extreme — Can it Really Solve My SI Pain?

When you suffer from sacroiliac (SI) joint pain, you stay on the lookout for any solution. Joint fusion has the potential to resolve your SI pain for good. Read more to learn what you need to know about how this minimally invasive treatment can help.
Feb 1st, 2020

Is Back Pain Normal As You Age?

Some see back pain as a basic part of getting older, just like wrinkles, lines, and gray hairs. Is back pain a normal part of aging, or can it be prevented? Read more to learn about what you can do to avoid back pain as you age.
Dec 1st, 2019

What Makes Women More Susceptible to Osteoporosis?

Although both genders can develop osteoporosis, women are far more likely to suffer from this degenerative bone condition. Discover why women are more susceptible and what you can do to promote bone health.
Nov 1st, 2019

Why Physical Therapy Is a Crucial Part of Recovery

Treatment for an injury is more than just “fixing” a broken body part. Physical therapy is a key activity for regaining normal function after an injury. Learn why you should not avoid this crucial set of treatments.
Oct 1st, 2019

Stem Cell Therapy Could Be the Answer to Your Chronic Pain

If you’re experiencing chronic pain, you know how difficult it can be to get through your day and get done what you need to do. You may have tried other treatment options but haven’t found a resolution for your pain. Stem cell therapy might help!
Aug 31st, 2019

The Dangers of Tech Neck

Tech neck has become so common because of how much time we all spend looking down on our screens. Even though it’s a common nuisance, it can actually be quite dangerous. Learn more about how to combat those dangers.
Aug 1st, 2019

How Osteoporosis Affects Your Body

About 33% of women and 20% of men over age 50 develop bone fractures from osteoporosis, but you can take steps to protect yourself from this condition associated with aging. Find out how osteoporosis can affect your body and what you can do about it.
May 1st, 2019

Top Health Conditions Laser Spine Surgery Can Help With

From advanced topical ointments to medical treatments to targeted physical therapy, there are countless ways to find relief from back pain. If you’ve tried them all and still can’t stop the pain, there’s hope — minimally invasive spine surgery.
Apr 9th, 2019

6 Amazing Benefits of Stem Cell Therapy

When you tear a tendon or break a bone, you may envy lizards, who easily regrow their own tails. Why can’t you just regrow your own healthy tissue? Who says you can’t?
Feb 7th, 2019

8 Most Common Causes of Back Pain

Back pain is the leading cause of disability in the world and one of the most frequently cited reasons for missed work said to be behind 264 million lost workdays per year. Take a moment to learn more about the eight most common causes of back pain.
Dec 13th, 2018

How Stem Cell Therapy Can Remedy Joint Pain

Joint pain can be particularly debilitating, preventing you from living life to the fullest and enjoying the activities you previously took for granted. Stem cell treatments can turn that around.
Sep 26th, 2018

5 Sports Injury Prevention Tips for Seniors

An active lifestyle has numerous health benefits at every age, but as you get older, your body changes, so you may not be as agile as you once were. Consider these five sports injury prevention tips for seniors that will keep you in th
Aug 20th, 2018

Stem Cell Therapy: A Boon for Baby Boomer Aging Joints

You played tennis every week, took long walks, and enjoyed an active lifestyle, but now your knees are swollen and painful or other joints hurt. You’re not alone, and there’s hope for pain relief thanks to an effective, cutting-edge treatment.
Jul 6th, 2018

Four Steps You Can Take to Help Prevent Osteoporosis

Broken bones aren’t an inevitable part of aging. You can take some important steps to help prevent your bones from getting weak and brittle. Here are four ways to boost your bone health and avoid falling and breaking your bones.
Jun 18th, 2018

PRP: A Boon for Treating Chronic Tendon Injuries

Do you have a tendon injury that isn’t responding to rest or physical therapy? Noninvasive regenerative treatments like platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy can finally provide the relief you’ve been searching for without the downtime that comes with surgery
May 8th, 2018

Does Weather Affect Joint Pain?

It’s not in your imagination — your joints do react to changes in the weather. Research shows that colder temps and drops in barometric pressure can have an impact on joint pain.
Apr 18th, 2018

Tips for Returning to Sports After Back Surgery

It’s understandable that athletes might fear their sports days are over following back surgery, but the truth is that many athletes go on to perform just as well once their back is fully healed. Read on to learn how you, too, can enjoy sports again followi
Mar 26th, 2018