Low Back Pain

Advanced spinal stenosis and physical therapy

Advanced spinal stenosis and physical therapy

Spinal stenosis occurs when the canal in the vertebrae for the spinal cord narrows and impinges on the nerves. Sahin et al 2009 compared standard physiotherapy treatment with paracetamol and standard physiotherapy treatment with calcitonin. Both groups improved walking distance, functional status and pain levels. In fact, over the 8-week intervention, no significant difference in(…)

Snow shoveling

Snow shoveling

In 2007, snow shovelling and snow blowing lead to 118,000 trips to the ER, medical clinics or physiotherapy offices. Given that winter is once again upon us, a basic review of snow shovelling technique is called for. If you have a heart condition consider that heavy snow shovelling may not be within the spectrum of(…)

Low back pain II

Low back pain II

Continuing our series on the main causes of low back pain, we will move away from discs and onto bony and soft-tissue structures. A hypermobile joint is one in which excess movement is found. The ligamentous tissue between the joint surfaces ahs been stretched so much, the joint itself is unstable. The body responds by(…)