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.
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 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 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
Snow Shoveling without Injury Snow shoveling is a repetitive activity that can cause muscle strain to the lower back and shoulders. Back injuries due to snow shoveling are more likely to happen to people who may not know that they are out of condition. Following these tips can help you avoid injuries: Lift smaller loads of snow, rather than heavy shovelfuls. Be sure to take care to bend your knees and lift with your legs rather than your back. Use a shovel with