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  • Runners: How to Prevent Low Back Pain

    Runners: How to Prevent Low Back Pain

    Running puts, a high level of repetitive stress on the back, and for those with lower back problems it is particularly important to take measures to reduce the strain on the lower back. In general, the following tips are advisable for runners, especially for those who are susceptible to low back pain or leg pain/sciatica: Do a thorough warm-up before beginning a run...

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  • Runners: When to Seek Treatment for Lower Back Pain

    Runners: When to Seek Treatment for Lower Back Pain

    Generally, episodes of lower back pain caused by a muscle strain or other soft tissue injury get better within two to three weeks. Suppose pain lasts longer than that the patient may want to be evaluated by a spine specialist. This would give them some time frame.
    Herniated Disc - A herniated disc is a condition where the disc itself has begun to bulge or rupture and begins to put pressure around a nerve.

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  • Running and Lower Back Pain

    Running and Lower Back Pain

    Running is an activity that involves repetitive stress and impact, sometimes for a long duration. People with an underlying lower back problem can find running or jogging worsens their pain or leads to additional types of pain, such as sciatica (leg pain, weakness, or numbness). When running or jogging leads to more or additional back pain, it is important to know when to seek treatment and what types of treatment to expect.

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  • Outdoor Sports and Hip Injuries

    Outdoor Sports and Hip Injuries

    In the summer, more athletes participate in outdoor sports such as basketball, soccer, baseball, flag football, biking, and hiking. With this in mind, it’s important to remember that activities involving more running, heavy impact, falling, or overuse can be accompanied by a higher risk of hip injuries in athletes and weekend warriors.

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  • Physical Therapy Aids and Passive Techniques for Treating Sciatica

    Physical Therapy Aids and Passive Techniques for Treating Sciatica

    Physical therapists may use certain aids and techniques to supplement active treatment for sciatica. These treatment aids typically consist of specialized devices and equipment. While some of these aids are used at the therapist’s office, others may be used to relieve pain at home. In treating sciatica, these aids may promote blood flow, reduce muscle spasms, and decrease pain.

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  • Physical Therapy and Exercise for Sciatica

    Physical Therapy and Exercise for Sciatica

    Physical therapy and exercise are typically first-line treatments for relieving, treating, and preventing sciatica symptoms. Typical sciatica signs and symptoms include Lower back, hip, and leg pain; Numbness, tingling, and weakness in the buttock, thigh, leg, and foot. Underlying medical conditions, such as a herniated or degenerated disc, or nerve root compression in the lumbar spine may cause radiating symptoms into the leg, commonly known as sciatica.

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  • Lower Right Back Pain from Internal Organs

    Lower Right Back Pain from Internal Organs

    There are numerous possible sources of lower right back pain in the organs of the mid-back, abdominal, or pelvic regions. Pain may start following inflammation or irritation of an internal organ, or may be a sign of infection. These conditions will usually produce other symptoms with lower right back pain that more specifically narrow down the source.

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  • Lower Right Back Pain: Tissues & Spinal Structures

    Lower Right Back Pain: Tissues & Spinal Structures

    Lower right back pain is commonly caused by damage or injury to the spinal structures, such as the lower right back muscles, the lumbar intervertebral discs, or the facet joints. While problems with these structures are more likely to cause centralized pain around the spine, pain may be felt primarily or entirely on one side of the spine.

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  • All You Need To Know About Lower Right Back Pain

    All You Need To Know About Lower Right Back Pain

    Low back pain is sometimes felt entirely or primarily on the right side rather than spread evenly across the back. Understanding the possible causes of lower right back pain and its typical characteristics can help lead to an accurate diagnosis and more effective treatment. General Causes of Lower Right Back Pain: Lower right back pain most commonly results from the following general sources...

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  • Helping Gymnasts Recover from Injuries

    Helping Gymnasts Recover from Injuries

    For gymnasts who are injured or returning from injury, staying off the floor can be frustrating. They have to remember to listen to their bodies and let them heal before slowly returning to their sport. This is a hard task for a gymnast; they have spent so much time and effort learning their skills and building their strength that they don’t want to take time out when they have an injury.

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