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Category Archives: Back Pain

These blog posts are related to “Back Pain”.  Inside this section, we discuss self assessments and screens, provide useful information about common issues related to back pain and injuries, and what you can do to get you back out there doing what you love.  Whether you are just looking for information, a real solution to fix your problem, or speciality care for back pain, the team at Level4 Physio-Wellness-Performance will be able to assist you.  We start with providing valuable and useful information to help you make the best decision about what the next step will be.  In some cases, just getting the right information puts you on the right path to a solution.  In most cases, however, getting on the phone with one of our specialists gives you the opportunity to discuss your specific problem, ask you questions to get the right answers, and then determine what you should do next.  From there, you start to get the answers about what is going on and move forward to an thorough evaluation with your input on what you want to achieve.  Then your plan of care can start, getting you back to doing the things you love!

My Doctor Told Me to Rest My Back, But I Just Want to Be Active Again… Help!

Doctor Resting Back

If you have ever thought, “I’ve just been told to rest my back… And I just want to be active again,” then this article is especially for you.

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Why Does My Back Hurt After a Round of Golf?

Back hurts after a round of golf

Why Does My Back Hurt After a Round of Golf? “Why is it my low back hurts after I get done playing a round of golf?” This was a question we recently got asked… Let’s first talk about the sport itself. Golf… It’s a rotational sport. We rotate through the trunk from the hips, all…

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Is It Safe To Exercise With A Bad Back?

Exercise With Back Pain

  Want to know if it is safe to exercise with a bad back? This week I had a question asked by one of our amazing clients, Rob, 51, from Carlsbad… And it’s one that we get asked often! It went something like this… “This past weekend I was skating and I hurt my back. It…

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What is Diastasis Recti & Did Someone Mention Surgery?

Diastasis recti and exercise

DIASTASIS RECTI Diastasis Recti often occurs during pregnancy when the growing baby stretches the abdominal muscles and tissues. Some women’s abdominal area heals on its own after the baby is born, but approximately 33% of women’s don’t heal completely postpartum by 6-8 weeks. So is your belly pooch because of diastasis or is there another…

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Sciatica: How Physical Therapy Can Help

Sciatica

Sciatica… Or Sciatic nerve irritation… Or pain down your leg that comes from your back. At LEVEL4 PT & Wellness, it is not unusual for us to hear of people complaining of either pain or numbness while protecting their back. Medical doctors often suggest physical therapy and stretching to help relieve the incredible pain of…

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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…

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

San DIego

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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