Category Archives: Back Pain

  • Chronic Back Pain Sufferers! This Blog is for You.

    Does your back hurt all the time? Can’t seem to get comfortable or engage in your normal activities? Be sure to give Coast Physical Therapy a call and schedule an appointment with one of our physical therapists. Our physical therapists can help lessen your pain or alleviate it entirely....

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  • Are Your Feet Killing Your Back?

    For many people, simply standing or walking for more than 20 minutes, means an aching back. This can be due to a whole host of factors, but believe it or not, your feet and ankles can be a culprit.   When you walk the hips, knees, ankles and feet...

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  • How to Avoid Back Surgery

      According to the Washington Post, spinal fusion surgeries increased from 56,000 in 1994 to 465,000 in 2011. That is an 8 times increase in the rate of back surgery in 7 years! In Europe and other countries, back surgery rates are more than 4 times lower than those...

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  • The 5 Natural Ways to Relieve Sciatica

      Have you ever experienced aching pain in the back / buttock area that radiates down your leg? You may have sciatica. Sciatica is a common condition that affects up to 1 out of 10 people, typically between ages 25-45.   Symptoms Sciatica is typically felt as a dull...

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  • How to Improve Your Posture

      In this world of looking beautiful, posture plays a big role in how we look at people. Think about the last time you saw your posture in the mirror and how you immediately corrected yourself to look taller, slimmer and fitter. We fight the good fight against gravity...

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  • How Do You Know if You Have a Herniated Disc?

    Do you have sharp pain in a particular part of your arm or leg? It may be a herniated disc. However, it could be another problem. Herniated or bulging discs are often blamed for radiating pains, numbness and tingling in the extremities, but they are often not the culprits....

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  • Physical Therapy Just as Effective for Spinal Stenosis as Surgery

    A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine that followed 169 participants showed that physical therapy was just as effective for people suffering from spinal stenosis as surgery (1). In fact, the results point to what physical therapists have known for decades, people suffering with back pain...

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  • 7 Tips for Relieving Pain From Herniated Discs

      Do you experience achy or sharp radiating pain to your shoulder, arm, buttock or leg? This may be an indicator of a bulging or herniated disc in the neck or back. Between each of the vertebrae that make up your spine are small cushions called discs. Herniated discs...

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  • Tips for Avoiding Back Pain

    Is a sore back interfering with your life? You are not alone! Nearly four out of five people experience back pain at some point in their lifetime. Back pain takes various forms, from a persistent dull ache to sudden sharp pain, and has many causes. Sometimes it results from...

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  • Muscle Stretching for Relieving Neck and Back Pain

      Many aches and pains in the neck and back stem from tight muscles. Stretching the tight muscles along the back of your neck, strengthening the muscles in the front of your neck and improving body posture in general, can help to release neck pain. Our experts in physical...

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