Chronic pain is a common problem that can be difficult to treat. It can be debilitating and significantly impact a person's quality of life. Fortunately, there are several treatment options available. Dry needling is one form of treatment that has been gaining popularity in recent years. Here's what you need to know about it. What Is Dry Needling? Dry needling involves inserting thin needles into the skin at various trigger points. Once inserted, the needles are gently moved around and then ... [Read More]
What Organs Can Cause Lower Back Pain?
Lower back pain is most commonly associated with problems of the spine, but did you know that inflammation and other problems with your internal organs can also cause back pain? This type of pain usually affects one side of the back, near where the organ is located. Irritation, inflammation, or infection of any of the organs in the central, abdominal, or pelvic region can produce lower back pain. Let’s talk about some of the main organs that can cause this pain, and where you can go for an ... [Read More]
How Can Physical Therapy Help Treat My Lower Back Pain?
Lower back pain is common and may not seem so serious, but sometimes, it can considerably affect your daily routine. If you have been experiencing lower back pain for a while, over-the-counter or at-home treatments can help a bit. However, physical therapy can provide a long-term solution to reduce pain significantly. Let’s talk about how physical therapy can help treat lower back pain and where you can go to find excellent and reliable therapists. Increase Mobility And Movement Rest is ... [Read More]
Different Types of Dry Needling Techniques
Dry needling is a slightly invasive therapy that was originally inspired by acupuncture, and it is a very popular pain-relief treatment provided by trained physical therapists. It involves gently inserting hair-thin needles into the skin for the purposes of relieving tension and pain. The needle is called “dry” because it is not an injection-based type of needle. There are actually several different types of dry needling techniques, and your physical therapist will recommend and administer ... [Read More]
Simple Stretches to Help Alleviate Lower Back Pain
Almost 80% of people worldwide experience lower back pain at some point during their lifetime. If you have lower back pain, there are many simple stretching exercises that can be carried out regularly to help you alleviate the pain and prevent it from reoccurring. Stretches for the Lower Back A few favorite stretching exercises to help relieve low back pain include the following: Knee-to-Chest Stretch Lie down on your back, preferably on a mat on the floor. Using both hands cupping ... [Read More]