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Self-Treating Acute Low Back Pain

Self-Treating Acute Low Back Pain

What is Acute Low Back Pain?Acute low back pain is one of the most common reasons people go see the doctor and/or miss days at work. 80-85% of people will experience low back pain within their lifetime. In addition, low back pain is the leading cause of years lived with disability, according to the GlobalContinue Reading »

Does Running Cause Disc Problems?

Does Running Cause Disc Problems?

  Recent Studies Show Running and Exercise May Actually Strengthen the Intervertebral Disc    A recent study looked at the lumbar disc problems,  Intervertebral Discs (IVDs) in people that were runners for greater than five years and also ran more than 50+ kilometers per week (long distance runners). The intervertebral discs act as shock absorbentsContinue Reading »

A FREE MASSAGE … really!

A FREE MASSAGE … really!

It’s no secret that we LOVE referrals at Apex! We often run referral reward programs, and this month’s offer is very exciting … AND a great way for you to unwind and TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF! Check out one of our most recent reviews from stellar patient, Hector: “ I felt pain in my rightContinue Reading »

A Multifaceted Approach to Facet Syndrome

We all experience neck pain at some point in our lives. Are you feeling like you have to turn your entire body sideways because your neck is tight? Are you experiencing any pain  at the base of your head or in your upper back that gets worse sitting at work?   Might you be experiencedContinue Reading »

Lower back pain prevention tips

Nine out of every ten people suffer from lower back pain making it the most common reason to meet the doctor. Back pain may start with a slight discomfort and ache to severe back ache that can cause immobility too. The pain may be triggered due to numerous reasons like a past accidental injury orContinue Reading »

When to be concerned about your lower back pain

Today, lower back pain is a common problem that many people suffer from. Generally, we ignore the pain as it subsides after taking rest for some time. It is usually for the short term and gets better without causing much issue, like immobility or numbness etc. However, if the back pain does not subside evenContinue Reading »

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