IRG's physical therapist will design a program to get you back into the game with your back in better shape than when you left.
Back pain is a common complaint. Most people in the United States will experience low back pain at least once during their lives. Back pain is one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor or miss work.
Whether suffering from the first bout of low back pain or following extensive treatments or even surgery, the best way for patients to avoid or minimize the severity of recurrences is to rehabilitate the back through appropriate back exercises.
DDD is a term used to describe the normal changes in your spinal discs as you age. It can take place throughout the spine, but it most often occurs in the discs in the lower back (lumbar region) and the neck (cervical region).
When you experience back pain that shoots down your leg, everyday activities become difficult or even intolerable. When a herniated disk occurs, a small portion of the nucleus pushes out through a tear in the annulus into the spinal canal.
Lumbar disk abnormalities increase with age. No one knows the actual incidence of lumbar disk herniations, as many people with herniations are asymptomatic.
The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body. Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve and its branches — from your back down your buttock and leg.
Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of one or more areas in your spine — most often in your neck or lower back. This narrowing can put pressure on the spinal cord or spinal nerves at the level of compression.
Spondylolisthesis is a condition in which one bone in your back (vertebra) slides forward over the bone below it. It most often occurs in the lower spine.