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Sciatica


Millions of people suffer from low back pain each day. Most are between the ages of 30 and 50, and many endure not only back pain, but also severe pain or numbness running into one or both legs. The result: loss of activity, inability to work and inability to participate in the activities we enjoy most. It is estimated that some 80 to 90% of Americans will suffer from back pain during their lifetime, about 50% of which will have more than one episode. Often times, you will hear the name “Sciatica” associated with this pain, and rightly so.

Spring cleaning and your aching body


It seems like only last week we were engaged in the tasks of autumn, picking up leaves and preparing our yards for the long winter ahead. Regardless of how well you may have done in the fall, and no matter how many hours you may have logged in that yard, yep, you’re going to do it all over again. Spring clean-up! Uhg!

Tennis and Golfers Elbow


Although you may have never handled a tennis racquet or a golf club, you may very well have suffered from a dull achiness or a sharp pain on either side of your elbow which limits your ability in using your arm. Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow, or lateral epicondylitis and medial epicondylitis, are only two of extremely common overuse injuries of the elbow.

Winter Workout Blues


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It is that time of year again when we do all we can to prepare for the intense holiday bustle while battling the elements and often times damaging our bodies in the process. In a losing effort against the clock we are typically guilty of performing physically difficult tasks such as shoveling snow, moving heavy boxes, setting up awkward trees and decorating the house beyond even the Grandchildren’s wildest dreams. And all needed to be done yesterday!

Tips For Injury Prevention While Snow Shoveling


It happens every winter in the Northeast, snowfalls, usually leaving heavy piles of snow and ice to clear from sidewalks and driveways. The extremely cold and fluffy start to 2009 has confirmed weather expert predictions of a colder than normal winter with heavier snowfalls. Physical Therapists and medical experts alike are concerned about reducing the number of injuries that may occur from shoveling snow.

Coping with Physical Stress


With the stresses of daily life progressively increasing each day, it is no wonder that we are finding stress growing difficult to manage. Although we are readily equipped with the ability to deal with normal stresses of the day we are sometimes encountered by a stressful situation that is overwhelming. An occurrence that can better be characterized as creating distress.

Tennis and Golfers Elbow II


If you are experiencing dull achiness or sharp pain on either side of your elbow which limits your ability to use your arm you may have tendonitis or bursitis. Tennis Elbow and Golfer’s Elbow, or lateral epicondylitis and medial epicondylitis, are two extremely common overuse injuries of the elbow.

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Tips from the Experts

Tips from the Experts

The Stress of Neck Pain


Probably the most common complaint among adults at some point in their lives is the complaint of tightness or pain in the neck. While such a condition obviously has many causes, there are a number of modifications or stretches you can do to minimize or eliminate your pain.

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