Are Your Hips Killing Your Back?

hips
January 10th, 2018

Are you like many people, with an aching back at the end of the day or worried about lifting an object due to your back going out? You are not alone, over 80% of the population will suffer back pain at one time or another in their life according to CDC data. It is the

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Natural Ways to Relieve Arthritis Pain

arthritis
December 20th, 2017

Do you find your knees or hips hurting after sitting for too long? Has bending or squatting become difficult or even painful? This is a common complaint of people with knee or hip osteoarthritis. Did you know that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that 1 out of every 2 people will have symptoms

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How to Relieve Back and Neck Pain With a Healthy Spine

healthy-spine
December 10th, 2017

Do you suffer from aching back pain, nagging neck pain or even headaches? Having a healthy spine can prevent these types of problems. Your spine is a complicated structure of vertebrae, discs, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. Every second of every day your spine is moving in a delicate balance, even while you breathe!

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Is Your Shoulder Pain Coming From the Rotator Cuff?

rotator-cuff
November 20th, 2017

Have you ever felt a twinge in your shoulder when lifting something, or do you suffer from an aching shoulder at the end of the day? This could be a sign that your rotator cuff is weak and irritated. Various studies* show that 20% of people with shoulder pain after age 32 have a rotator

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How to Protect Your Back

back-pain
November 10th, 2017

Have you ever felt low back pain after doing too much the day before? One of the major causes of low back pain is repetitive injury to the spine. Repetitive injuries can be as simple as picking up boxes or having to bend down to scrub and clean the house.   We often feel that

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Tips for Relieving Sciatica Pain

sciatica pain
October 20th, 2017

Do you have back pain or sciatica? In a study reported in the journal Orthopedics, 650 people were examined for low back pain or sciatica. About 25% had reported an episode of sciatica in the past 6 months of the study. This shows how common sciatica really is. Sciatica is a term used to describe

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Advantage Therapy adds 2 new Physical Therapists

October 11th, 2017

We are excited to announce the addition of 2 fantastic physical therapists to our therapy clinics in Springfield, MO and Ozark, MO. Meet Marla – Top Physical Therapist in Ozark, MO Hello! I’m Marla – the newest addition to the Advantage Therapy team of experts. I am a Nebraska native, but moved to Springfield a

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7 Tips for Relieving Pain From Herniated Discs

herniated disc
September 20th, 2017

Do you experience achy or sharp radiating pain to your shoulder, arm, buttock or leg? This may be an indicator of a bulging or herniated disc in the neck or back. Between each of the vertebrae that make up your spine are small cushions called discs.   Herniated discs are more common in the 30-50

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Preventing and Treating Sports Injuries

sports injury
August 20th, 2017

Exercise is an important part of life in order to become or stay healthy. For many people, sports are a fun way of burning extra calories, socializing and getting fit. Unfortunately, this also means the occasional sports injury, or a flare-up of an old injury or condition.   You don’t have to be a professional

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Really?! A doctor’s order to come to Advantage Therapy? My back hurts!

July 26th, 2017

We hear it all the time… The phone rings and it goes something like this… Melanie: Hello? Patient: Hi, Yes, I heard about Advantage Therapy from a friend and you were able to really help her with sciatica… and I’ve been having the same problem… I think it’s sciatica! I want to schedule an appointment.

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