Without Intervention, Your Lower Back Pain Could Be Here to Stay

lower-back-pain
June 10th, 2018

Ask any physical therapist, and you’ll get confirmation that lower back pain is the most frequent complaint they’re asked to treat. Often, back strain goes away on their own, especially with the classic “RICE” treatment. But when rest, ice, compression and elevation just can’t cut the pain, physical therapy is often your most reliable path

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REAL PATIENT STORY – “A love that wouldn’t give up!”

June 4th, 2018

I have experienced a love that wouldn’t give up. The staff at Advantage Therapy in Springfield, MO truly loves and cares about their patients. I am living proof! Advantage Therapy has far exceeded my expectations. I am 79 years old and over a period of years I was injured in six vehicular accidents. None of

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The 5 Natural Ways to Relieve Sciatica

sciatica
May 20th, 2018

Have you ever experienced aching pain in the back / buttock area that radiates down your leg? You may have sciatica. Sciatica is a common condition that affects up to 1 out of 10 people, typically between ages 25-45.   Symptoms Sciatica is typically felt as a dull aching pain to the low back /

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How to Get Rid of Pounding Headaches for Good

headache
May 10th, 2018

You know the feeling of your eyes starting to hurt, forehead starting to pound and even your neck feeling like a big ball of tension? A headache is coming on again and it’s time to reach for the Advil, Tylenol or other type of pain pill to numb it. Why does this keep happening?  

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How to Improve Your Posture

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April 20th, 2018

In this world of looking beautiful, posture plays a big role in how we look at people. Think about the last time you saw your posture in the mirror and how you immediately corrected yourself to look taller, slimmer and fitter. We fight the good fight against gravity 24 hours a day and it is

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How Do You Know if You Have a Herniated Disc?

herniated-disc
April 10th, 2018

Do you have sharp pain in a particular part of your arm or leg? It may be a herniated disc. However, it could be another problem. Herniated or bulging discs are often blamed for radiating pains, numbness and tingling in the extremities, but they are often not the culprits.   Herniated discs are caused by

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Physical Therapy Just as Effective for Spinal Stenosis as Surgery

spinal-stenosis
March 20th, 2018

A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine that followed 169 participants showed that physical therapy was just as effective for people suffering from spinal stenosis as surgery (1). In fact, the results point to what physical therapists have known for decades, people suffering with back pain should try physical therapy first, before

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Is Your Balance Setting You Up For An Injury?

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March 10th, 2018

It’s what gives us the ability to walk on two legs and stays with us our entire life, balance. Our balance and vestibular system develop as we grow from a baby all the way through adulthood, and then begin to decline. Most people don’t know their balance is not optimum until they suffer a sports

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Tips For Relieving Knee Pain

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February 20th, 2018

Are you one of the millions of Americans suffering from aching or painful knees? You are not alone. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) 1 in 2 people may develop painful knee osteoarthritis by age 85. In addition, if you struggle with weight, research shows that 2 in 3 people may

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Are Your Shoulders Giving You Headaches?

headache
February 10th, 2018

Do you know that 47% of the adult population will have a headache at least once within a year according to the World Health Organization? 45 million Americans complain of headaches each year, 8 million visit their doctor, and 3 million went to the emergency room according to US Department of Health and Human Services.

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