Back Pain
Lumbar Radiculopathy Exercises

Two exercises physical therapists may use to treat lumbar radiculopathy

Lumbar radiculopathy is a condition that causes pain, stiffness and weakness in the lower back. Lumbar means in or near the lumbar region of the spine; radiculopathy means inflammation or pinching of one or more nerve roots.   Sciatica is a type of lumbar radiculopathy...
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Herniated Disc Physical Therapy

How can physical therapists ease herniated disc symptoms?

The spine is one of the most extensive and complex structures in the body, but it’s also a source of many of the aches and pains that people experience.  There’s no doubt that many people deal with spine-related problems that lead to pain. Medical research...
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Why Do I Have Hip, Knee and Ankle Pain at the Same Time? | SOL PT

What exercises can I do for my lower back and hip pain?

The lower back, or lumbar region, and hips are closely linked by muscles and nerves, and often, a problem in one of these areas will lead to pain in both of them.  There are many issues that can trigger both lower back and hip pain....
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is walking good for spinal stenosis

Is walking good for spinal stenosis?

Spinal stenosis is characterized by the narrowing of the spinal column. This puts pressure on the nerves running through your spine, which can cause back pain and pain that spreads into other parts of your body, such as your legs, arms and hands. One of...
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Herniated Disc Sciatica

Should I be concerned that a herniated lumbar disc might cause sciatica?

It’s understandable if you’re concerned that your herniated lumbar disc may cause sciatica. Medical research shows that this disc issue is the most common cause of sciatica.  A herniated lumbar disc occurs when the inner material of the disc poke out, or herniates, and this...
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