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Herniated cervical disc, more commonly called, “Ruptured Disc” is a condition when one of the vertebrae in the neck, called a cervical disc becomes damaged or ruptured, causing pain in the neck or between the shoulders.   Last time, we started an examination into cervical disc herniation, which compresses nerves of the neck, causing pain and other symptoms. This week, we will explore risk factors and non-surgical treatment options for this painful condition.   Risk Fact...
Posted on 2018-09-05
Herniated cervical disc, more commonly called, “Ruptured Disc” is a condition when one of the vertebrae in the neck, called a cervical disc becomes damaged or ruptured, causing pain in the neck or between the shoulders. This week, we start an examination into cervical disc herniation, which compresses nerves of the neck, causing pain and other symptoms.   Stages of a Cervical Herniated Disc: There are four recognized stages of cervical disc herniation. These include: ...
Posted on 2018-08-31
Last time, we examined the lower back pain, we went over the causes and symptoms of lower back pain. This time, we will discuss physical therapy options for lower back pain and methods of prevention.   Physical Therapy When lower back pain is persistent or interferes with normal activities, a visit to a physical therapist may be necessary. When you go to a physical therapist, he or she will perform an initial evaluation on the first visit. Be prepared to move around quite a bit, so be su...
Posted on 2018-08-23
Lower back pain is the most common complaint seen in many physical therapy clinics, affecting 85-90% of Americans at some point in their lives. It is the second leading cause of visits to a doctor, after the common cold. Lower back pain is also the leading cause of lost time at work, and billions of dollars are spent each year diagnosing and treating lower back pain.   In this series, we will examine the very common, but very painful condition of lower back pain. Fortunately, there are ex...
Posted on 2018-08-17
This week, we will conclude our examination of post-operative therapy for total hip replacement surgery. We will discuss postoperative instructions to the patient and the prognosis of success of the procedure. Physical Therapy Management Therapy management is defined by the surgical approach and the general state of the patient. Whether the patient desires to gain physical fitness or wishes to recover for recreational activity should also be taken into account when establishing the rehabili...
Posted on 2018-08-07
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