Low Back Pain

The McKenzie Method – What it is and how Emerson uses it to get to the root of your pain.

If you have ever seen me as a patient, you might know that I favor a style of treatment called the McKenzie method of diagnosis. Never heard of this method? Fret Not! I’ll explain.  It all started with a man named Robin McKenzie, who was initially a practitioner in New Zealand. In 1956 Robin was beginning treatment for an individual with low back pain that started in the gluteal region and went down his leg to his knee. This

Physical therapy as good as surgery and less risky for one type of lower back pain

Physical therapy as good as surgery and less risky for one type of lower back pain One type of lower back pain, called lumbar spinal stenosis, is sometimes treated with surgery. But physical therapy works just as well, and comes with fewer unwanted complications — some of them life-threatening — than surgery, according to a study published recently in Annals of Internal Medicine. Stenosis means narrowing. In lumbar spinal stenosis, the space inside the lowest part of the spinal canal has narrowed.

Back Pain: Not Just for Adults

When we think about back pain, we tend to think that adults are the only ones suffering from it. But that just isn’t the case, and it’s time we start paying attention because back pain is not just for adults. Every school year, millions of children walk to, from, and around school carrying backpacks. Just about the time a child enters middle school, his or her backpack burden starts to grow. Laden with everything from books, to sports gear, to cell

Physical Therapy, Exercise best for Low Back Pain

Physical Therapy, Exercise best for Low Back Pain Do you know what is best for low back pain? Go to the doctor? Take pills? Call your favorite PT? When you have lower back pain, you want to know what the best thing to do about it is, right? Research has been done and it has some good information. Conservative treatments such as physical therapy and exercises for workers’ compensation patients with chronic low back pain had better outcomes than spinal fusion

Sciatica Pain Relief stretches to do in the comfort of your Home

SCIATICA PAIN RELIEF in the comfort of your bed. Sciatica pain can ruin your day and week. The good news is that it can be taken care of with a little help. Read below and try these stretches and see if they can help. As always consult your physician or Physical Therapist first to do these as safely as possible. Sciatica is the tingling, numbness, or searing pain that shoots from your spine to your legs, following the sciatic nerve. This

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