Articles

Disc Damage

Protecting the spinal column means treating and preventing herniated discs. By Diana Olsen As a child, you were probably told to “stand up straight” when you slouched. The admonishment wasn’t intended to make you uncomfortable, as you might have thought at the time. The demand for proper posture was actually intended to increase your long-term […]

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Driving Force

Whiplash disorder is more than a simple pain in the neck. By Jeremy Bruce, MPT Like back pain, whiplash injuries have long been associated with malingerers, symptom magnification and the stigma of unfounded lawsuits. But for those who truly sustain a whiplash-associated injury, the pain for people is real, intense and debilitating. In severe cases, […]

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Spinal Dysfunctions

Escaping the pain of spine and neck disorders is almost impossible. By Ben Crawford, MS, PT The spine runs from the base of the neck all the way down to the torso, twisting, curving and supporting the body along the way. The stacked cervical, thoracic and lumbar vertebrae withstand a high amount of stress every […]

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Back to Basics

Who would have thought that a man could lift 1,000 pounds? But he can. At least two men hold official records for bench pressing more than 1,000 pounds, and the Internet is home to numerous videos offering proof of more men. But just because records can be broken doesn’t mean they always should be, particularly […]

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Treating with Traction

Back pain is the second most common neurological ailment in the United States—surpassed only by headache.1 Eight out of 10 Americans, or an estimated 80%, will complain of back pain at some point in their lives.2 Many will take a do-it-yourself (or a wait-and-see) approach to fix the problem, solution that, fortunately, often works. Most […]

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Back In Place

By Paul Hoffmann, MD, and John Kelly, MPT Lately, decompression therapy has been receiving a fair share of attention. And for good reason, as the incidences of back and neck pains are still occurring with alarming frequency. Simply put, spinal decompression is traction applied in constant or intermittent phases to isolate mechanical impairment in the […]

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