Category: Back Pain

When to use Heat or Ice for Pain

Sep11th 2018

Rebecca Paratore, Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant Heat helps increase blood flow to the area which can help with achy or stiff joints and relax tense muscles. Heat should be applied to the area for 15-20 minutes and should be warm not hot. Using heat can help relieve stiff arthritic joint pain and relax tense neck muscles

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Chronic Pain – Getting to the Treatment Point

Aug31st 2018

Chronic Pain – Getting to the Treatment Point Chronic pain is a condition requiring comprehensive management  Patients with this condition may have already been through the traditional medical system with blood tests, x-rays, MRI’s, and injections, and yet they still don’t have an answer to what is going on with their body.  A diagnosis or

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Low Back Pain and Physical Therapy

Dec20th 2017

Derick Torba, Doctor of Physical Therapy   Do you suffer from periodic or chronic low back pain? You are not alone! In fact over 80 percent of Americans will suffer from low back pain at some point in their lives. Low back pain is the second leading cause of disability in the US and costs

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