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June 2014
A Physical Therapist's Guide to Low Back Pain
  

Low back pain is the most common cause of job-related disability and aleading contributor to missed work, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) notes, and a recent study suggests there's no reason to delay physical therapy that might relieve the pain.

If you have low back pain, you are not alone. At any given time, about 25% of people in the United States report having low back pain within the past 3 months. In most cases, low back pain is mild and disappears on its own. For some people, back pain can return or hang on, leading to a decrease in quality of life or even to disability.

 

If your low back pain is accompanied by the following symptoms, you should visit your local emergency department immediately:

  • Loss of bowel or bladder control
  • Numbness in the groin or inner thigh

These symptoms might indicate a condition called "cauda equina syndrome," in which nerves at the end of the spinal cord are being squeezed.


 
Signs and Symptoms

How Is It Diagnosed?

How Can a Physical Therapist Help?

Can this Injury or Condition be Prevented?

 

Physical Therapy can help relieve and avoid Low Back Pain.

 Set an appointment today. 

303-757-1554

CLINIC NEWS

Weekly Classes For Your Health

Every Monday at 11:00 am at Pearl clinic
Every Tuesday at 12:00 pm at Meridian clinic 
 
Staff Birthdays This Month
       
        Jessica Evans - June 6
Bobby Bemis - June 22
 
Other Stuff 
 
Jenn Berry ran the Bolder Boulder with a time of 42:02
Jordan Couchon is running the Leadville Trail Marathon and Heavy Half on June 14th


EXERCISE OF THE MONTH
Strengthen Your Low Back
Bird Dog     Superman Hip Bridge

 


CHALLENGE OF THE MONTH
man with back pain
30 Days to a Stronger Low Back
 
Your lower back is extremely important for everyday function. We take it for granted and often forget to work the low back muscles while exercising. Get "back" into taking care of your low back and avoid pain and injury.
QUOTE OF THE MONTH
 
I'm not telling you it's going to be easy,
I'm telling you it's going to be worth it.
  
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RECIPE OF THE MONTH
Berry Smoothie

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup berries (raspberries, strawberries, or blueberries)
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • half of a banana
  • 1 cup ice

Preparation

On-the-go smoothies are often loaded with sugar and so many calories--you might as well have a milkshake. But my version saves you about 140 calories, plus it's loaded with antioxidants. Just combine the ingredients in a blender and process until smooth



Thank you for your interest in health and wellness. We believe Staying Active is important for WORK.SPORT.LIFE.

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