Back pain may be a result of a strained/pulled muscle or muscle spasm which can pinch a nerve creating pain or pain and numbness into your leg. This can also be caused by a herniated disc or change in the integrity of the spine or arthritic conditions. Poor posture can cause alignment issues and abnormal strain and poor muscle strength along the muscles on the front and back of the spine. Back pain can cause increased mobility and strength deficits that affect every day tasks and can affect work and recreational activities as well.
We evaluate and determine a very comprehensive approach to treating your back condition.
Some treatment includes:
Neck pain can be caused from various issues and these can include muscle spasm, joint issues that can include arthritis or vertebral alignment deficits, poor muscle strength and balance, poor posture or disc related conditions. Any combination of these things can cause pressure on the nerves that travel out of the neck and travel into the arms. This can cause symptoms not only in the neck but also down the arm on one or both sides.
Treatment will include modalities such as moist heat, ultrasound and electrical stimulation to loosen the muscles and help to decrease pain. Treatment will also include:
The shoulder joint is a complex joint that is actually made up of several joints that work together to produce all arm motions. Due to the complex nature of this joint, pain, irritation, or injury of this joint can be common and doesn’t always occur from sports or other trauma. Strain on the shoulder joint can create irritation and pressure on the rotator cuff tendons and lead to pain and weakness. Persistent pressure on the tendons can lead to a tear or partial tear on the rotator cuff which if not treated may require surgery. Shoulder pain can include: Arthritis, muscle strain/sprain, tendinitis, bursitis, instability, impingements, tendon tears, fractures or dislocations. Shoulder impairments can limit sports and recreational activities, work related tasks or even just daily tasks such as reaching overhead into cabinets in the kitchen.
We treat all conditions of the shoulder and the rehab focus is on looking at the shoulder complex as a whole and treating all aspects of the impairment. The focus is on making sure the shoulder joint is moving properly to regain or maintain ROM for all functional and recreational activities, but also to re-educate the muscles to provide better posture and overall improved stability of the shoulder joint. Strengthening alone is not enough, as it requires a progression of supervised and guided exercises to advance the overall rehab of the shoulder in order to have you return to your activities, more mobile, stronger and more stable than before.
Did you know that posture can have an enormous impact on your daily life and affect you as you age? As we age our posture becomes harder to maintain and the forces of gravity become stronger pushing us forward into poor posture.
Your daily work or leisure routine can have a negative impact on your posture. Even driving can impact our posture
negatively. Our bodies tend to become lazy and using our postural muscles to maintain our spine in a straight or erect
position can become challenging. With all of today’s technology and computer and desk jobs. We tend to lean forward
and round our shoulders which brings all of our posture forward and out of alignment. Leaning over mobile devices and laptops can also lead to long term neck and back problems as well as added strain on the shoulder joints as well.
Just by trying to correct our posture in sitting and standing, it can re-align our spine naturally and reduce the strain on the spine and begin to strengthen our postural muscles. Exercises to improve our postural and spinal muscle strength can lead to overall improved postural alignment and reduce the risk of back and neck pains.