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Simple Tip to Reduce Low Back Pain

This morning I woke up with severe right lower back pain.  As a paramus physical therapist I always tell my patients to limit the amount of time you sit to less than 30 minutes at a time with any patient who suffers from neck or low back pain.  More often than not patients tell me that they just get lost in their work and sit longer than they expected.  This leads to a delay in recovery and can increase a patients pain levels.
A simple solution to this is to set a timer or alarm on your phone.  At this point,  most people even with the most basic phone have a alarm or a timer as part of the phone.    I routinely tell patients that all exercises prescribed while in paramus physical therapy can be “undone”  or “reversed”  if someone reinjures themselves from sitting for greater than 20-30 minutes.  At all costs avoid excessive sitting!  I have had patients without a history of neck or low back pain come to my office after a long drive or sitting for extensive period of time.
Look for my blog that you shows you how to use a lumbar roll at  Good luck speeding up your time for recovery and hopefully I will too!
Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation in Wyckoff, NJ provides orthopedic and sports physical therapy services for the greater Ridgewood, Wyckoff, and Bergen County region.  This blog is intended for informational purposes only and should not be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. The views expressed here are the author’s views and should be taken as suggestions. Always consult your doctor or healthcare practitioner before engaging in a physical therapy or rehabilitative program.

Tom Willemann

Tom Willemann

Tom Willemann is a premier physical therapist based out of Bergen County, New Jersey. He holds an MS in physical therapy from the University of Miami, is credentialed in the world-renowned McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), and holds an OCS (Orthopedic Clinical Specialist) certification. As of 2018, there are approximately 14,000 ABPTS certified specialists in the nation and less than 400 of them are located in the state of New Jersey. Tom is the owner and director of Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation in Paramus. He opened the clinic, which specializes in spine and sports injury prevention, in 2004 after many years of experience in the field. Tom’s caring interest in others and his strong belief in continuity of care, combined with his clinic’s ability to find solutions for the most difficult orthopedic problems, have earned Apex Orthopedic Rehabilitation its excellent reputation with patients and medical professionals in northeastern New Jersey and beyond. A true “family man,” Tom takes pride in his clinic’s warm and welcoming environment.
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