Anyone who knows sciatica, knows misery. Sciatica pain shoots through your leg, sometimes resulting in tingling, weakness, and/or numbness. Often beginning as a result of a herniated disk that is pressing on the sciatic nerve, sciatica pain runs from the lower back, all the way down the back of your legs. In most cases,
Cervical osteoarthritis can be a real pain in the neck! Please excuse the corny pun. Had to go there!
Also known as cervical spondylosis, this condition flares up when the neck bones, joints, and discs undergo changes—typically consisting of wear-and-tear due to aging and potentially, prolonged overuse.
Remember the childhood game connect the dots? Think of your joints as those important dots that connect your bones to one another. Joints are crucial to our body’s functionality. We also know that joints are what facilitate our free movement. The main joints include our shoulders, hips, knees, and elbows.
You successfully went under the knife and made it out on the other side! Congrats! The hard part is over now, right? Well, not so fast. Another phase of recovery awaits.
In most cases, medical experts recommend physical therapy following an operation. The benefits are many and varied. However, post-surgical rehabilitation can be a long process over the course of many months.
Ever feel like you have a monkey on your back? This could be due to a stressor in your life. On the other hand, your disgruntlement could literally be upper back pain!
While upper back pain may not be as common as low back or neck pain, it’s a source of constant irritation for some.
Like a pastry chef, rolling dough to even out the consistency, sometime muscles need the same TLC. In fact, foam rolling can be just what the doctor ordered—much needed relief to an ache or pain.
Most of us in physical therapy, are familiar with the benefits of foam rollers for chronic muscle pain.
When circumstances around us change quickly, we often complain of whiplash! In this sense, the phrase can refer to an emotional reaction.
But what exactly is whiplash in a physical sense? If you don’t know the answer, then that’s good news! You probably don’t have it.
“Whiplash-associated disorders” (WAD) is the term given to the variety of symptoms that patients often report following acceleration/deceleration injury to the neck.
If someone gives you the cold shoulder, don’t take it personally. They might be dealing with PAC, which can make folks a little grouchy…understandably. This pesky, aching inflammation issue known as primary/idiopathic adhesive capsulitis (PAC), affects an estimated 5% of the population. More common in women than men, those who have PAC may feel an intense pain in the shoulder,