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What Are The Most Common Treatable Causes of Chronic Low Back Pain

The two most common causes of chronic low back pain are Facet joint injury or osteoarthritis Sacroiliac joint dysfunction or osteoarthritis. The facet joints are small joints in the spine which is where motion in the spine occurs. The discs are cushions in the front of the spine that do not move and are infrequent sources of pain. The facet joints are located on each side of the spine and occur in pairs at each level from C1-2 in the upper neck to L5S1 in the lower back. A...

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How to Treat Chronic Low Back Pain

The first step in relieving low back pain is determining the source of the pain. There are many structures in the back that can be the source of the pain. Determining where the pain is coming from requires a number of steps. The first step is taking a detailed history of the patient’s pain symptoms. Is the pain localized to a particular site in the back? Is it on one side or both sides? Is it there all of the time or is it intermittent? Are there particular positions or activities...

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Physiotherapy Treatment for the Rotator Cuff

The rotator cuff is made up of 4 muscles that originate on the shoulder blade (scapula) and insert via their tendons onto the head of arm bone (humeral head).

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Physiotherapy Treatment for Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema

What is lymphedema? Breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL) affects approximately 20% of women that have undergone treatment for breast cancer. BCRL most often affects the arm, hand, and chest wall.

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Physiotherapy Treatment for Sacroiliac Joint Pain

The sacroiliac joints are located at the base of the spine, one on the left and one on the right. The joint is formed between the sacrum (the flat bone that you can feel at the base of the spine), and the ilium (the large broad bone that forms the upper part of the pelvis).

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Physiotherapy Treatment for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Stenosis means “narrowing”. Spinal stenosis is a narrowing in either the spinal canal where your spinal cord is located (central stenosis), or in the lateral foramen (foraminal stenosis).

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Shoulder Pain due to Osteoarthritis or Rotator Cuff Damage

Pain and restricted movement of the shoulder is a common form of disability. It can be due to arthritis in the shoulder joint or can be due to damage or degeneration of the tendons and ligaments that support the shoulder.

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Back Pain

Do you have back pain? Does back pain interfere with your ability to work, play, travel or enjoy your retirement? Have you been told that there is nothing that can be done about it and that you need to learn to live with it? I am here to tell you what the common causes of back pain are and what you can do to improve or eliminate it so that you can return to a better quality of life.

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Claustrophobia – MRI

Claustrophobia is the fear of being enclosed in a small space or room and unable to escape or get out.

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Whiplash - Neck Injury

Whiplash is a descriptive term for the type of motion experienced by a person’s head and neck following a rear-end collision.

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