The low back is an area almost everyone will have a problem with at some point in their life. It is made up of small bones stacked one on top of another, separated by a disk, that create tiny joints that stack on top of one another that all add up to produce the movement that allows us to bend forward, side to side, and twist and turn. In between those joints is a nerve that leaves the low back and supplies areas of the buttock, leg and in to the foot. It is then surrounded by a great deal of muscles from the back and core. The low back is a very common area of injury or pain. However, many times it is not the low back structures themselves that are the problem, but rather mobility and strength issues from the hips or other surrounding areas.
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Lifting Techniques Refresher
November 6, 2022
By Jordan Hove PT, DPT Taking out boxes of holiday decorations, hauling packages to and from the car, reaching items on the higher shelves at the back of your closet … the holiday season certainly requires its fair share of bending, lifting and reaching. This, coupled with the cooler weather, makes now the ideal time
I Am a Back Pain Expert, and Just Experienced My First Episode of Acute Low Back Pain
February 18, 2022
By Mary Rose Strickland, PT, DPT, OCS For over 10 years, I have been specializing in seeing individuals with all orthopedic conditions, the most common of which is low back pain. I have attended top low back pain courses and conferences in the world learning how to evaluate and treat low back pain. For years,
If You Have Pain That Goes Down Your Leg(s)
February 18, 2022
If you have pain that goes down either or both of your legs, initial movements will be discussed to find ways to “move” the pain to the low back region. That is the first step in attempting to resolve the problem.