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Don't let back pain limit your mobility and quality of life. Explore all of our back pain resources below.

How to Heal a Muscle Strain in Your Back
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How to Heal a Muscle Strain in Your Back

You’ve probably pulled a back muscle at some point. Pain and muscle spasms after lifting something heavy or bending or falling in an awkward way...

Things to Avoid With Degenerative Disc Disease
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Things to Avoid With Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease is not so much a disease—but more of a progressive condition that affects the rubbery pads located between the vertebrae of the...

Back Pain During Pregnancy
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6 Tips to Relieve Back Pain During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, your body experiences many changes as the fetus develops. Some of these changes are exhilarating—like feeling the baby move inside your belly. Others...

Daily Activities That Can Cause Back Pain
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Daily Activities That Can Cause Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most common pain symptoms reported by millions of Americans each year. Chronic Back pain can develop from a nagging...

Understanding the Different Types of Back Pain
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Understanding the Different Types of Back Pain

Back pain is a top cause of disability worldwide and one of the most common reasons why people miss work or go to the doctor....

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We’ve Got Your Back When It Comes to Lifting

Back pain is one of the most common complaints among Americans. About 60 to 80 percent of Americans experience some kind of back pain at...

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7 Tips for Raking Leaves with Less Back Pain

One of the most common complaints heard in PT clinics is low back pain after several hours of raking leaves, shoveling or doing other yard...

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Strategies to Address Low Back Pain

By: Kyle Updyke, Orthopaedic Resident at Huntingdon Center It’s estimated that more than 80 percent of us will experience low back pain (LBP) at some...

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7 Steps for Ensuring Resolution of Symptoms After Lumbar Fusion Surgery

Anthony Sacerino, PT, DPT- West York Clinic A typical lumbar fusion is performed for a patient experiencing both low back and leg pain.  The importance...

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Don’t Let a Heavy Backpack Be a Drag on Student Health

Zachary Haulman- Altoona Center After a summer away, students might find it hard to get moving when school resumes. Or maybe it’s just that their...

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Prevent Back Pain in 3 Simple Steps

Here’s the bad news: low back pain (LBP) is one of the most common orthopedic problems in America, making it the most frequent diagnosis I...