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Back Pain 101 Degenerative Disc Disease

It's estimated that as many as 75% of us will have some form of back or neck pain at some point in our lifetime. The good news is that most of us will recover without the need for surgery—and conservative care such as physical therapy usually…

Back Pain

Signs and Symptoms The symptoms of low back pain vary a great deal. Your pain might be dull, burning, or sharp. You might feel it at a single point or over a broad area. It might be accompanied by muscle spasms or stiffness. Sometimes, it…
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Spinal Stenosis: An extremely common source of Back Pain

It's estimated that as many as 75% of us will have some form of back or neck pain at some point in our lifetime. The good news is that most of us will recover without the need for surgery—and conservative care such as physical therapy usually…
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Ten Tips for Back Pain

“Oh, my aching back.” Have you said this? Most of us have. But it’s nothing to laugh at. Lower back pain can be debilitating and can ruin your quality of life. That's why we have put together quick tips to alleviate the problem. 1. Don’t…
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Research on Back Pain, what does that test actually tell us?

  If your car shows a little wear and tear after you've driven it for a few years, do you panic and stop driving it? Of course not- it's only normal. Medical imaging procedures such as x-rays, CT scans and MRIs can be valuable for identifying…
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Back Pain Mythbuster

Watch this video by University of Waterloo Professor Stuart McGill PhD He is a world renowned expert in Spine Biomechanics. Let's bust some myths!
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Early Physio for Back Pain results in lower costs and less recurrence

A study in the scientific journal BMC Health Services Research shows that early and guideline adherent physical therapy following an initial episode of acute, nonspecific low back pain (LBP) resulted in substantially lower costs and reduced…
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Physiotherapy for Back pain as effective as surgery, less risky.

Physical therapy as good as surgery and less risky for one type of lower back pain Posted April 09, 2015, 2:30 pm Howard LeWine, M.D., Chief Medical Editor Internet Publishing, Harvard Health Publications Physical therapy as good as surgery…