Sciatica: How Physical Therapy Can Help

Sciatica

Sciatica… Or Sciatic nerve irritation… Or pain down your leg that comes from your back. At Level4 Physio-Wellness-Performance, it is not unusually for us to hear of people complaining of either pain or numbness while favoring their back. Medical doctors often suggest physical therapy and stretching to help relieve the incredible pain of sciatica. Treatment can…

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3 Secrets to Keep Back Pain Away From Your Golf Game

Back pain and golf

With roughly 26 million golfers in the United States and about 6.5 million of those being over the age of 65 years, back pain is becoming more prevalent in the game of golf. As we age, natural spinal mobility decreases, which makes us more susceptible to injuries of the spine. It is estimated that nearly…

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4 Common Post-partum Body Myths (and what to do so you aren’t embarrassed anymore!)

Postpartum

There is constant pressure women face to look like their pre-pregnancy self so quickly after they deliver.  Is that our goal to hurry up and look a certain way to impress others?  As busy moms, we dismiss the fact we need to focus on taking care of our body and allow it to heal properly,…

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7 Reasons Why Your Back Pain Returns

Back pain returns

Over 80% of people just like you will experience low back pain (LBP) at some point in their lives.  Unfortunately for many people, low back pain returns and becomes a recurrent condition.  In part, they think that once the pain goes away, they consider themselves healed… and then a few months later; WHAMOO! It comes back –…

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How Do You Stop Knee Pain That Doesn’t Involve Painkillers If You’re Aged 40+

Knee pain

So you want to stop knee pain? Knee pain as a whole is a very common condition and frequent problem presenting to us in the clinic. More than one-third of Americans report being affected by knee pain. The overall prevalence of knee pain in the population is approximately 19%. The incidence increases steadily with age . Furthermore,…

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3 “Unusual” Ways To Ease Knee Pain After Age 40+

Knee pain

Did you know that knee injuries accounted for over 10 million doctors visits in 2010?  That was 7 years ago, so that number has surely increased in 2017.  Of those nearly 50% are from sporting injuries.  But not every knee injury is a sports related one.  We had older lady come into the clinic a…

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4 Safe And Effective Exercises To Ease Angry Knees

Angry Knee Pain

If you’ve been training, exercising or been active for an appreciable amount of time, you’ve probably acquired a “tweak” here or there in your knee which caused you to modify or avoid certain exercises and activities. Whether it’s an old sports injury or a “that-was-dumb-of-me injury”, it’s now something you have to take into account…

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CrossFit Open Didn’t Go As Well As You Would Have Liked?…

Crossfit

This blog write up is for the CrossFit open athlete who: 2017 Crossfit Open Now that the 2017 CrossFit Open competition craze has come to a close (and boy was it a doozy!), where men and women compete to be crowned the “fittest in the world”… I can bet that you thought you had a…

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5 Amazing Places to See In San Diego… if You Didn’t Have Back Pain

Potato Chip Rock

Want to know 5 amazing places to see in San Diego… When you don’t have low back pain? Low back pain can be a particularly trying condition and unfortunately affects roughly 80% of Americans at some point in their lifetime. The good thing is that most people will have a resolution of their pain within…

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Low Back Surgery – 3 Thoughts You MUST Consider Beforehand

Low back surgery - Back pain

Low back surgery should never be the first consideration for low back pain.  Realize that low back pain was a $100 billion problem back in 2006, with 2/3 of that being lost wages and lack of productivity. Previously, medications were recommended, but we have found out lately that this is ineffective.  The amount of money…

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