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How Can I Sleep With Lower Back Pain?

How Can I Sleep With Lower Back Pain?

Is your lower back too sore for sleep?We can help. But first, we need to know what type of lower back pain it is and what’s causing it.There are two main types of lower back pain: acute and chronic. If you have acute lower back pain, it comes on suddenly – usually because of an accidentContinue Reading »

What Is Causing Pain In My Shoulder?

What Is Causing Pain In My Shoulder?

Is shoulder pain keeping you awake at night?The shoulder joint has an extensive range of motion. You can move it up, down, back, forwards, and around in a 360-degree circle if you want to. However, when an injury or damage to the bones or the surrounding muscles, ligaments, or connective tissue encases the joint occurs,Continue Reading »

Can Constipation Cause Back Pain?

Can Constipation Cause Back Pain?

Do you have a sore back AND constipation?Both back pain and constipation are common medical issues faced by many Americans and people from all around the world.Often, the two conditions occur together. But are constipation and back pain connected, and does one influence the other and vice versa?In this blog, we examine the link betweenContinue Reading »

What Is A Rotator Cuff, And Why Can It Be Painful?

What Is A Rotator Cuff, And Why Can It Be Painful?

Do you have shoulder pain?Could it be coming from your rotator cuff?A group of tendons and muscles is present within your shoulder known as the “rotator cuff.”They help you lift your arms and move them away from your body. Additionally, the rotator cuff keeps the humerus (ball in the upper arm bone) where it shouldContinue Reading »

Why Does My Neck Hurt?

Why Does My Neck Hurt?

How long is a piece of string? We joke. But in all seriousness (because neck pain really isn’t funny). There are various reasons why your neck might be sore – some lasting from a few days to others lasting weeks, months, or even longer. But some of the most common medical causes of neck painContinue Reading »

How Can I Relieve My Pregnancy Back Pain While Sleeping?

How Can I Relieve My Pregnancy Back Pain While Sleeping?

Is back pain keeping you awake at night and preventing you from “blooming” and fully enjoying your pregnancy? You’re not alone. It’s a common complaint, sadly. For most women, back pain occurs in the middle of their pregnancy – between the five- and seven-months mark. It tends to happen most commonly at this point becauseContinue Reading »

Does Running Lead to Arthritis or Make it Worse?

Does Running Lead to Arthritis or Make it Worse?

More Articles From Apex  What Is Frozen Shoulder?  Take A Walk In A Walking Shoe Getting To The Route Of The Problem Of Tennis Elbow After years of running for various sports – from a brief stint with the cross country team at River Dell High School, to my later years participating in triathlons –Continue Reading »

What is Frozen Shoulder?

What is Frozen Shoulder?

What is Frozen Shoulder?Frozen shoulder, also known as, Adhesive Capsulitis is an inflammatory and debilitating condition that causes severe stiffness and pain within the shoulder joint. During the course of this condition, the capsule that covers the shoulder and the shoulder ligament become inflamed and eventually causes fibrosis of the capsule, which leads to theContinue Reading »

Understanding Sciatica from Causes to Treatment

Understanding Sciatica from Causes to Treatment

Where does the term sciatica come from?Since I entered the field of physical therapy, I have been asked about sciatica from numerous friends, family members and patients. Sciatica is also referred to as “lumbar radiculopathy” – lumbar meaning the lower back region, radicular meaning affected or related to the root of a spinal nerve and,Continue Reading »

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