Low Back

Is an Inversion Table for You?

     There’s been a lot of questions lately on inversion tables (pic below) and whether or not they are a good option for someone with back pain. These tables involve laying on a table with your feet strapped in and then slowly flipping the table over so it’s partially upside down. The decompression that …

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Disc Herniations

Disc Anatomy The discs are made up of two main components. The outside consists of a tough cartilaginous material known as the annulus fibrosus. The inside is a jelly-like substance called the nucleus pulposus. Both pieces help act as a shock absorber between the vertebrae of the spine. Methods of Injury Degeneration is believed to …

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Sprain vs. Strain

A sprain/strain is a very common injury, but these two terms are sometimes confused and often used interchangeably. What’s the Difference? A sprain is damage to a ligament. This is what happens when you sprain your ankle, you stretch one or more of the ligaments surrounding your ankle. A strain is damage to a muscle. …

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