Spine

Can Smart Phones Be Bad for Your Joints?

2017-07-14T14:46:25+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Healthy Living, Spine|

Neck, back and joints in the hand can be at risk for pain and injury  Smartphones are an essential part of the new world that we live in. They help boost productivity and enable us to stay connected. On the flip side, excessive use of smartphones can cause a variety of problems. Neck pain, back [...]

Low Back Pain Study Finds Physical Therapy Effective & Reduces Costs

2017-07-21T12:29:36+00:00 March 27th, 2015|Orthopedics, Research, Spine|

Throwing out your back...You know it when it happens  You know it the moment it happens. You reach down to pick something up, twist the wrong way, or lift something heavy and all of a sudden you feel that sharp pain in your lower back. It can take your breath away. Or, you wake up [...]

Study: Long Term Outcomes the Same for Physical Therapy vs Surgery for Spinal Stenosis

2017-07-21T13:32:09+00:00 February 4th, 2015|Research, Spine|

Back pain is one of the most common reasons for visiting a health care professional. And, as we age, back and neck pain can increase the narrowing of the spinal canal, putting pressure on the spinal cord and the adjacent nerves, causing spinal stenosis. Primarily a degenerative condition, it is most commonly seen in adults [...]

Consider Planks for Low Back Pain

2017-07-21T16:34:35+00:00 December 4th, 2013|Healthy Living, Spine|

Back pain is one of the top reasons for a visit to a health care professional. In fact, almost all of us will experience back pain at some point in our lives. The good news is that only a small portion of the population requires surgery to correct the problem. One way to help prevent lower [...]

Gameboy Back: New Study Shows Spine Risk in Children

2017-07-21T16:57:21+00:00 August 14th, 2013|Adolescents & Teenagers, Research, Spine|

New Study Shows Spine at Risk in Children  With the rise of video games and computer usage among children and teens, parents continually struggle to get the kids out to play. Now, two surgeons have published a research study in the Dutch journal Medisch Contact, that documents the spinal problems, in children, that can result directly [...]

Study Validates Conservative Care for Neck and Back Pain

2017-07-21T17:09:38+00:00 August 8th, 2013|Research, Spine|

Back pain will effect 80% of the population at some point in the life.  It accounts for over 10% of the visits to a health care professionals.  At Progressive Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation a large part of our practice is focused on patients with neck and back pain. Kim Marshall, PT, CLT, who heads up the [...]