Back and Neck Pain.. Arghhh!!

Do you suffer from low back or neck pain or have felt it before? Well, if you are like any of the millions of people who sit at a desk all day or have a labor intensive job I am sure you are no stranger to this. As a treating physical therapist about 75% of my case load consists of those with generalized neck or low back pain without injury. Question is, why? Well, there are a few reasons I would like to point out: posture, ergonomics in the workplace, being overweight or obese, how we use our body when performing certain activities (lifting) and the frequency we spend in flexion (bent forward). The good news is we can control all of these things to either help ease any symptoms of back or neck pain or to possibly prevent them from occurring in the first place. I will talk about them one by one in future posts…

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