Is Your Quadratus Lumborum The Source Of Your Back Pain?

By : on : August 8, 2019 comments : (0)

The word quadratus comes from the latin word “quadrus” meaning square  while lumborum comes from the latin word “lumbus” for “loin.” The quadratus lumborum (QL) is the deepest abdominal muscle. It’s located in your lower back on either side of the lumbar spine. It starts at your lowest rib and ends at the top of […]

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My doctor says I need a nerve study.

By : on : July 27, 2019 comments : (0)

What is it and  why do I need one? When muscles are sore or weak and you don’t know why, there are a couple of tests that can help give you answers. One is electromyography (EMG). The other is a nerve conduction study (NCS). They are often done at the same time. Your doctor can […]

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Radiofrequency Neurotomy of the Lumbar Facet

By : on : July 24, 2019 comments : (0)

Radiofrequency Neurotomy of the Lumbar Facet class=”resizing”During this minimally-invasive procedure, the physician uses heat from radio waves to treat painful facet joints in your lower back. This procedure is also called radiofrequency rhizotomy. It can treat pain that doesn’t respond to medications or to physical therapy.

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Facet Injections

By : on : July 24, 2019 comments : (0)

Facet Injections The facet joints, found on both sides of the back of the spine, can become painfully irritated or inflamed. A facet joint injection may help diagnose the source of a patient’s pain. It can also relieve pain and inflammation.

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Tech Neck

By : on : July 1, 2019 comments : (0)

Technology is everywhere. Computers, video games, smart phones, iPods, iPads, and tablets. It’s a tech world, and most people spend an average of two to four hours a day looking at their smartphones – usually in a neck-bent position. Over the course of a year, this adds up to between 700 and 1,400 hours. Busy […]

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Nerve pain?

By : on : July 1, 2019 comments : (0)

See a Neurosurgeon! If you have chronic pain in your arms or legs. You have probably thought about how to get rid of it. You might wonder what has caused it. The cause of your pain might offer clues about how to relieve your pain. For example, if you pain is caused by a pulled […]

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QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR SURGEON BEFORE SURGERY

By : on : June 26, 2019 comments : (0)

Having surgery is a big decision and it is in your best interest to ask questions so you know how to prepare, how to select a qualified surgeon, and what to expect both immediately and after the surgery and longer term. Here are some questions to help with a starting point to guide your conversation […]

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Preventing Blood Clots After Surgery At Home with PlasmaFlow

By : on : June 6, 2019 comments : (0)

Platelets, which are a form of blood cells, and plasma, the liquid part of your blood, join forces to help stop bleeding and form a clot in an injured area.You’re probably most familiar with blood clots on the skin surface, which are commonly referred to as scabs. Usually once the injured area heals, your body […]

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Improve your core strength to improve your balance!

By : on : May 29, 2019 comments : (0)

Physical therapy as an industry has been talking about the link between core strength and better balance for years. When the “core” muscles around your trunk are strong, they prevent chronic lower back pain and many other injuries, but they also keep you from losing your balance and falling down. A stronger core will help […]

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Jerry Valentine, PT, Axis Brain & Back

Physical Therapy After Spine Surgery

By : on : May 24, 2019 comments : (0)

Physical Therapy after spine surgery can help you restore the strength of your spine. A gradual return to everyday activities are important for your full recovery after spine surgery. A physical therapist can help you determine the correct exercise to perform after surgery. The appropriate post surgery therapy plan will help a patient achieve maximum […]

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