Tag: back pain

Check out this ergonomically designed snow shovel

Check out this ergonomically designed snow shovel Winter is here and we have already experienced the season’s first snow with more to come.   Other than sharing with you the best ways to shovel and remove snow, an ergonomic shovel can help you prevent the next injury. Check out this new design called the Temper Ergonomic Mountain Mover Snow Shovel.  It is available for under 30 dollars through Home depot and it helps take the load off your back especially with wet snow.  Check out the article below. Why We Love the True Temper Ergonomic Mountain Mover Snow Shovel By Eve Read More »

Lower back pain after deadlift.

Lower back pain after deadlift. My back began hurting while performing a deadlift he said.   He was lifting almost 300 lbs but this time his back began to ache. After three weeks of the pain continuing,  he visited our office on the advice of his girlfriend. Lower back pain from a deadlift is quite common but the ache should resolve within a few hours or by the following day. Even proper deadlifts will strain the legs, back, hips, and even the upper body.   The strain from lifting will make us stronger the next time we lift providing our bodies function Read More »

When does excessive exercise become pain avoidance behavior?

When does excessive exercise become pain avoidance behavior? Do you exercise constantly to avoid being stiff or in pain all the time? Do you need the daily exercises your therapist gave you months or years ago just to function during the day? Do you believe Yoga is the answer to staying functional or that Pilates 2-3 times per week is what is needed just to feel good? Do your daily runs help you feel better and avoid pain? Are you practicing pain avoidance through exercise without realizing it? How can you tell if your exercise habits are used to avoid Read More »

Back and neck pain while working from home; Improve your ergonomics with these simple tips.

Back and neck pain while working from home Many of you are returning to offices for the first time in months.   While it is true that things are going back to normal and in NJ, the state of emergency has finally been lifted, it is also true that many of us may continue working from home as companies realize the benefits of having a flexible workforce. The idea that productivity increased while at home is being debated right now,  and certain workers have found that when a spouse got a job offer or relocation, they can still work from their Read More »

Are your MRI or x-ray results for lower back pain an incidentaloma?

Are your MRI or x-ray results for lower back pain an incidentaloma? What is an incidentaloma? It is a radiological finding of dubious clinical significance.   In the past, incidentalomas (found by accident) were discovered in the lungs, kidneys, prostate, breast, and other parts of the body when your doctor ordered imaging of a body region. Many of these were further investigated by doctors exposing patients to unneeded tests, costs, painful biopsies, and stress. Imagine after all that, you were just healthy and normal. In some cases, patients were told they may have cancer or growth which was benign which may Read More »