What Are The Best Sleeping Positions For Lower Back Pain?

Back Pain

In this blog, you’ll learn some ways to sleep better when struggling with lower back pain, shoulder pain, and even neck pain. Lower back pain can be caused by many things and believe it or not, there are sleeping positions for lower back pain that can help to reduce the pain. Yes. Certain sleep positions…

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When do I need an MRI for low back pain?

MRI Scan

When Do I Need An MRI for Low Back Pain? I had another patient tell me on the phone they are waiting to start physical therapy until they get an MRI, because “that way you’ll know what to treat.” I see the logic in this patient’s thinking. It makes sense. How could we possibly know…

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Why sciatica causes pain dow nthe back of your leg

We’ve been seeing lots of patients at Preferred Physical Therapy with extreme back pain caused by sciatica, with pain shooting down the back of their legs. Check out this new low back pain program that you can complete from the comfort of your own home. Low Back Pain Elimination Course. Do you get shooting pain…

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can sitting for long periods of time affect your body? Yes! Yes it can!

Neck Pain

Sitting too much can be bad for you and most of us do feel a little guilty after a long tv binge, but what I wanted to do was to give you a little insight into “What exactly goes wrong in our bodies when we sit down for long periods of time?” The best way…

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Protect Your Joints From cooler weather

Winter Aches and Pains

There’s no denying that it’s officially winter here in the southwest with this cold weather we’ve been having the last couple of weeks. And because of this drop in temperature, we’ve had a lot more people struggling with aches and pains in their joints. Have you been feeling the cold in your bones too? If…

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Why Back Pain KEEPS Occurring…

Back Pain

Recently I reached out to my patients to inquire about what their biggest health challenge is that they are currently facing during these unprecedented times. I have taken the time to review the answers with great care. And here are two of the many responses I received all about back pain! “Nick… How do you…

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Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release

From time to time a patient will come to see us with back pain that just won’t go away. Their doctor says there is nothing wrong structurally and it is just “aches and pains”. They have tried massages, pain medication, and exercises the doctor gave them but to no avail. Some of these patients have…

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Low Back Pain? Try Therapeutic Yoga

Therapeutic Yoga

In the US yoga has risen in popularity over the past decades, to become a staple in the fitness industry. The trend has been incorporating yoga into the physical therapy model as it can benefit patient mobility and strength. To get even more specific, there has been more interest in using yoga as a tool…

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Can a weak core cause lower back pain?

Core Strength

Have you ever heard the saying “You need to strengthen your core.”? Why do I want a strong core for my lower back pain? Having a strong core does not only mean having “six-pack abs” or looking good on the beach. Your core is not only what you see on the front of your stomach,…

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What If Your Knee Pain is Caused by Your Ankles? And Back Pain From Your Hips…

Pain Connections

Are you ignoring that pain when you walk? When you get out of bed and continue to go about your day? At Preferred Physical Therapy we help people with lower back pain, neck pain, shoulder, and knee pain daily… and it’s safe to say that imbalances or “asymmetries” in the body are the number one…

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