Category: Back and Neck Pain

back pain Jun10th 2020

Could your back pain be caused by a herniated disc? Here’s what to look for

How do you know whether you have a herniated disc or it’s just good old back pain? One telltale sign can be where the pain is located. With a herniated disc, the pain is typically located in the lumbar spine. That’s the lower part of your backbone. The pain may radiate from the back to

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indicators that your sciatic Jan6th 2020

3 Indicators That Your Sciatica May Require Physiotherapy Intervention

Your sciatic nerves run from your lower back down your legs. People who suffer from sciatica typically describe a “shooting pain” sensation on one side of their body. While this condition does not always require medical treatment, physiotherapy can help ease your pain and lessen some of your other uncomfortable symptoms. So, how do you

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lower back pain? you may have a herniated disc Oct20th 2019

Herniated Discs: Could This be Causing Your Back Pain?

Your spine is a complex part of the body. It is comprised of 24 bones, and 5 of them are located in the lower back. It is also comprised of numerous nerves and intervertebral discs. Sometimes, the jelly-like nucleus of these discs can “herniate,” or protrude, through the cell wall, if it is not strong

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back and neck pain May10th 2019

5 Ways to Relieve Back and Neck Pain

There are common causes of both back pain and neck pain and at !!!!! we can help with both. Changes in the spine’s anatomy often cause back pain. There may be lumbar disc herniation, lumbar degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis or sacroiliac joint dysfunction. Disc herniation occurs when the gel-like interior of the disc leaks outward

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back pain posture Apr20th 2019

Suffering with Back Pain? Check Your Posture!

If you are like most people, you have had someone tell you to sit or stand up straight — probably during your teenage years. At the time, the demand was probably annoying and one you did your best to ignore. But it turns out that good posture is important for more than just looking confident

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Herniated disk Feb20th 2019

Did You Know That a Herniated Disc Can Cause You Serious Back Pain?

One of the most common reasons people visit SOS Physical Therapy each day is to get relief from chronic back pain. While back pain can be caused by a variety of medical conditions, in many cases, it is the result of a herniated disc. Herniated discs can occur anywhere along the spine but typically affect

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low back pain Sep20th 2018

Tired of Lower Back Pain? Here’s What To Do

Lower back pain is the nemesis of many. That familiar ache can limit time spent working, relaxing, and enjoying life. It can lead to irritability and a whole host of other health problems. And, yet, it’s surprisingly common. The World Health Organization estimates that in the United States, 149 million days of work are lost

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lower back pain Jun10th 2018

Without Intervention, Your Lower Back Pain Could Be Here to Stay

Ask any physical therapist, and you’ll get confirmation that lower back pain is the most frequent complaint they’re asked to treat. Often, back strain goes away on their own, especially with the classic “RICE” treatment. But when rest, ice, compression and elevation just can’t cut the pain, physical therapy is often your most reliable path

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Sciatica workshop Apr26th 2018

Back Pain & Sciatica Workshop a SUCCESS!

Last Saturday SOS Physiotherapy hosted 40+ people at their Belmont location and 20+ people at the Elmira location for a workshop on Back Pain and Sciatica. What a turnout! There was great information shared as patients learned how they can HANDLE their pain and not just ALTER, or worse…..IGNORE it!  The feedback was great and we

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back pain Feb10th 2018

Why Low Back Pain May Not Go Away

Causes of Low Back Pain & How Physiotherapy Can Help Lower back pain is one of the most common reasons people cite for making an appointment with a physiotherapist. Most people suffer from lower back pain to varying degrees at some point in their lives. Sometimes, lower back pain is more of an annoyance than

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