Managing Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic outlet syndrome is a condition in which the nerves or blood vessels that travel to the arm and hand are compressed between soft tissues near the side of the neck. Most people are able to manage their thoracic outlet syndrome symptoms through physical therapy....

How to Use a Lumbar Roll

At Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation we provide a McKenzie mechanical examination for patients who suffer from low back pain, herniated or bulging disks, sciatica, leg and arm pain, weakness, and “numbness” for the spine and extremities. A pillar of treating...

Healing Spinal Fractures Without Surgery

The thought of “breaking your back” is pretty scary, but more than 700,000 people a year fracture their spines and do not even realize it. In fact, many of them brush off the symptoms (backaches, loss of flexibility and a tendency to appear “hunched”) as a normal part...

Are Back Braces Effective?

Lower back pain is a common concern among adults, especially those whose jobs involve heavy lifting. You might see workers at your local home improvement store wearing lumbar support bands—“back support” braces. These devices are becoming increasingly popular for the...