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.
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
It’s time to GET TREATMENT now Before the beginning of the year! 1. Insurance Deductibles Are Usually Met by Now: Most patients don’t strategize in regards to their insurance deductibles. Most of us have met our deductibles or our max out of pocket making it a very good time of year to have things taken care of medically. So whether it’s a nagging physical ailment or another medical problem act now before the end of the year to save yourself some money. 2.
MedCost Insurance Accepted In-Network at PHYSIO Physical Therapy and Wellness Physio Physical Therapy and Wellness Asheville is proud to announce that we are (and have been) a preferred provider for MedCost Insurance. We are one of the few Physical Therapy Providers in Asheville to offer services to those with MedCost Health Insurance. Physio Physical Therapy and Wellness is an In-Network Provider for anyone with MedCost that would like to use their insurance for Physical Therapy. Physio Physical Therapy and Wellness has been voted the Best Physical Therapy Clinic in Western
What’s Causing my Neck Pain? To find relief from neck pain, you have to understand what forces are making your neck painful. Once you understand what is causing your neck pain, you can then learn how to eliminate it. The #1 force that contributes to neck problems is gravity and, in turn, changes in load. The neck has 16 small muscles, joints, and bones that must work together to balance and support 10-13 pounds of skull, brain, and blood. Any injury that