How To Treat Back Pain At Home

March 31, 2011


Many people with back pain do not have the health insurance that will pay for MRIs, pain meds and extended physical therapy. The good news is that there is a lot that can be done to treat lower back pain at home. For more information about how to treat back pain at home visit our website at:


How To Treat a Herniated Disc Without Surgery

March 30, 2011


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Surgery For a Herniated Disc – Do You Need It?

March 27, 2011

Research has show that 12 months after a disc herniation patients that pursue conservative treatment such as physical therapy have just as much pain relief and ability to return to thier normal activies as those patients that choose to have a back surgery.

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Low Dose Asprin Proves To Be Preventive Against Cancer

December 8, 2010

Web MD Reports

Dec. 6, 2010 — Taking asprin over a long period of time can substantially cut the risk of dying from a variety of cancers, according to a study showing that the benefit is independent of dose, gender, or smoking.

It also found that the protective effect increases with age.

The study is by Peter Rothwell, MD, PhD, FRCP, of John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, England, and colleagues, and has been published online by the journal theLancet.

A previous study by the same authors showed that low doses of aspirin (75-300 milligrams) reduced the number of cases of colorectal cancer by a quarter and deaths caused by the disease by more than a third. The latest study confirms the earlier results and concludes that similar effects can be shown for other types of cancers.

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Which Lower Back Pain Stretches Are Right For Me – Physical Therapy In Boise

December 8, 2010

Back Pain Help For Psoriatic Spondylitis Patients

December 8, 2010

Rotator Cuff Surgery Surgery in Boise

December 5, 2010

This is a very interesting animation of how some surgeons perform rotator cuff repairs arthroscopicaly through just two small incisions in the shoulder

Download now or watch on posterous (5374 KB)

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How Do You Know If Surgery Will Provide Back Pain Relief

December 4, 2010

Studies have shown (see below) that patients with duration of sciatica of less than 6 months had a significantly better result with lumbar disc surgery as compared to patients with sciatica lasting 6-12 months and more than 12 months.

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Acta Neurochir (Wien). 1994;128(1-4):53-6.

Duration of symptoms as a predictor of outcome after lumbar disc surgery.

Nygaard OP, Romner B, Trumpy JH.

Department of Neurosurgery, University Hospital of Tromsø, Norway.


Retrospectively 93 consecutive patients operated on for lumbar disc herniation were studied in order to evaluate the prognostic value of symptoms (lumbar pain and sciatica) and sick-leave. Surgical results were evaluated 1-3 years postoperatively by a questionaire. The duration of the present attack of sciatica and sick-leave prior to surgery was significantly longer in the group with unsatisfactory outcome compared to the group with satisfactory outcome. Patients with duration of the present attack of sciatica of less than 6 months had a significantly better result concerning outcome compared to patients with duration of 6-12 months and more than 12 months. Patients who returned to the same type of work had a preoperatively statistically significant shorter duration of present sick-leave, compared to the patients who had changed the type of work and the patients who did not return to work. The patients with duration of their present sick-leave of less than 6 months had a significantly higher percentage of returning to the same type of work compared to patients with duration of their present sick-leave of 6-12 months and more than 12 months. We conclude that the duration of sciatica and sick-leave before the operation has value as predictive factors concerning the over-all result after surgery for lumbar disc herniation.

Physical Therapy In Boise For Whiplash – Heat And Massage

November 30, 2010

Physical Therapists are specially trained to safely perform massage for neck pain and whiplash.

Patients suffering form whiplash and neck pain will often have very sore and tight muscles in their neck. This causes limitation in movements of the head and neck as well as pain with everyday activities.

Heat, massage and electrical muscles stimulation are used in physical therapy to reduce the stiffness and pain so that the patient is then able to perform the therapeutic stretches and exercises needed to facilitate healing.

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Physical Therapy In Boise – When Should You See A Doctor About Your Shoulder Pain

November 26, 2010

Shoulder pain is often the result of an irritation of soft tissues in the shouder joint, either the rotator cuff tendons (tendinitis) or the over lying bursa (bursitis). It is a condition that is readily treatable with physical therapy. Physical therapy for shoulder pain consists of massage, stretching and shoulder strengthening. You should seek help for your shoulder pain if:

  • Your pain has persisted for more than one week
  • Your shoulder pain disrupts your sleep
  • Your pain makes doing everyday activities painful
  • You cannot reach above shoulder height without pain

It is not necessary to see a physician before consulting a physical therapist about your pain. However if you have had a physical injury such as a fall or an accident it is advisable to consult your doctor.

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