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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 absorbentsRead More…

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 rightRead More…

8 Tips to Stop Shoulder and Neck Pain While Running

8 Tips to Stop Shoulder and Neck Pain While Running

Over the years, I have had many runners come to me with neck and shoulder pain. It’s not uncommon for this pain to occur in runners while training for a 5k, half marathon, marathon or triathlon. Many of these patients experience neck, upper back and/or upper arm pain that can be achy, dull, or sharp.Read More…

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 experiencedRead More…

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 orRead More…

Suggestions to reduce neck and back pain while driving

You will find nearly 9 out of 10 people suffering from neck and back pain these days. There are several factors that lead to this type of pain for example, trauma, medical issues, stress on neck muscles etc. But the most leading cause of neck and back pain is due to activities that involve holdingRead More…

Three top exercises for lower back pain and sciatica

Exercise has become an essential part of life. Not only does it help to improve your overall health and your appearance, but it also helps to keep your body fit and in good physical condition, particularly when it comes to lower back pain. A person who is physically fit has much less chance of injuringRead More…

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 evenRead More…

Lower Back Pain Prevention Tips on the Links

Golf is one of America’s all-time favorite sports, but it also can cause injury to the lower back and spine. Before you head out to the golf course, it’s important to note these key areas of prevention: 1. WARM-UP BEFORE PLAYING – Before you start golfing, start off with a thorough warm-up. Try some stretchesRead More…

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