Category: Back and Neck Pain

Herniated Discs

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

October 10th, 2020

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

Read Full Post

Back Pain

Stand Up To Your Back Pain! Physical Therapy Can Help Relieve Chronic Low Back Pain

April 10th, 2020

Got low back pain? Then get a physical therapy referral! Physical therapy is a leading profession involved in the diagnosis and treatment of low back pain. In fact, low back pain is one of the most common reasons people come to work with a physical therapist. Researchers in our field have even developed concise and

Read Full Post

Back Pain

The Top 5 Ways Proper Posture can Help Alleviate Back Pain

February 10th, 2020

Everyone has heard the importance of sitting or standing up straight. However, maintaining proper posture at all hours of the day is usually easier said than done. Many people experience back pain due to poor posture. Sitting and standing up straight allows for proper spinal alignment, which can prevent back pain. However, it can be

Read Full Post

Balance

How to Improve Your Balance By Increasing Your Core Strength

January 20th, 2020

The relationship between core strength and balance is something that has been widely discussed within the physical therapy field for several years.

Herniated disc pain. What it feels like and when you should see a physical therapist!

September 10th, 2019

Could you have herniated disc pain? This type of pain can sneak up on you. You’re sitting comfortably watching TV and when you stand up, there’s a sharp pain that radiates through your back. If you’re experiencing pain in your lower back, you just might have a herniated disc. Give Elliott Physical Therapy a call

Read Full Post

Sick of sciatica?

September 26th, 2017

Sciatica is one of the most common back pain complaints in the country. Yet few patients truly understand what sciatica is or what can be done at physical therapy to help relieve the persistent, often radiating pain down one or both hips. What is sciatica? Sciatica is not itself a diagnosis, but rather a term

Read Full Post

How Stretching Your Calf Muscles Can Save Your Back

January 10th, 2017

Do you ever wake up feeling stiff as a board in your low back? Does it take a while to get moving after sitting for a while? You are not alone, as millions of Americans suffer with back pain every day. The good news is that a lot can be done to help your back

Read Full Post

How You Should Sleep to Relieve Neck or Shoulder Pain

December 20th, 2016

Have you ever laid awake, tossing and turning, because of that annoying ache in your neck or shoulder? Why is it that you can be busy all day, but when you lay down to sleep, you start to feel more discomfort or pain? The reason for this is that your brain is busy handling a

Read Full Post

Is The Way That You Walk Killing Your Back?

September 21st, 2016

Did you know that the way you walk, can cause you back pain? Most people have something in their style of walking that can cause long-term wear and tear. For example, a foot turned-out, a weak abdomen or poor posture contributes to stress on their body. Physical therapists are experts that are trained to treat

Read Full Post

5 Keys to a Healthy Spine

July 22nd, 2016

How Healthy is Your Spine? Most of us will experience back or neck pain at some point in our lives. It is the price we pay for walking on two legs. If you suffer from the occasional ache or have chronic low back or neck pain, the goal is to relieve the pain, without the

Read Full Post