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Can Exercise Totally Cure Low Back Pain?

07
Sep
,    0 Comments    by orthowell
More than 80% of us experience low back pain at some point in our lives. In most cases, the pain goes away on it's own or with a little "help" from the internet, yet recurrence rates of low back pain ...

Guess What? Exercise Can Prevent Low Back Pain

25
May
,    0 Comments    by orthowell
Acute low back pain (LBP) is a very common condition. 80% of people at some point in their lives will experience acute low back pain. It can hit with you by simply rolling out of bed in the morning,...

Tight Hip Flexors-The Source of Your Back or Hip Pain?

02
Mar
,    0 Comments    by orthowell
Could your tight hip flexors be the source of your hip or back pain? Have you ever been checked? Your hip flexor muscle is the muscle that you use to raise your knee toward the ceiling as though you were marching. When you sit, you are putting your hip flexors on slack. The more you sit, the s...

Make A Core Investment This Holiday Season

08
Dec
,    0 Comments    by orthowell
Wow! The holidays are upon us once again. I hope that you are feeling awesome. If not, then WHY? The purpose of this newsletter is to share as much as I can in order to get you feeling as awesome as possible. I want to share with you what my staff and I have learned to improve your experien...

Breathing from your Core-The Missing Link?

08
Feb
,    0 Comments    by orthowell
It may sound like a strange question but “do you breathe properly?”  Breathing pattern disorders (BPD) are surprisingly common in the general population.  They remain commonly under-recognized by health care professionals and can contribute to pain, fatigue, and dysfunctions in the lumbopelvic...

SI Joint Pain & Dysfunction. Do U Have It?

13
Sep
,    0 Comments    by orthowell
The sacroiliac or SI joint is the articulation between the bone at the base of the spine called the sacrum and the bones on both sides of the pelvis called the ilium. Refer to the picture below. Over...

Nerve Mobilization Techniques

13
Aug
,    0 Comments    by orthowell
I would like to highlight one of the unique treatment techniques that we offer at OrthoWell.  As many of you know, we spend a lot of quality time during our biomechanical evaluation trying to "figure things out". This is the reason that several of our referring physicians call us "THINKERS".  We p...

Life is Sometimes "A Pain in the Neck!"

31
Mar
,    0 Comments    by orthowell
I think that most of you would agree that life is sometimes a “pain in the neck”!  The source of the pain is usually multi-factorial and may include such things as emotional stress, muscle weakne...

Headaches!! Aspirin or Exercise?

23
Feb
,    0 Comments    by orthowell
  One of the most common types of stress-related headaches is called a cervicogenic headache. This type of headache is the result of referred pain from boney or soft tissue structures in the...

Low Back Pain - Part 3 - BEST Evidence-Based Core Exercises!

11
Jan
,    1 Comments    by orthowell
So what are the BEST evidence-based Core exercises?   Evidence from random controlled trials of people suffering from low back pain show that core stabilization exercises result in significant improvements in pain and function(5,7) . However, the most effective combination of which muscles to ta...

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