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Osteoporosis and Physical Therapy

Osteoporosis is a disease where the bone density is decreased making the bones in the individual brittle and weak. When you have osteoporosis, your bones can break easily.…

Lower Back Pain? It Could Be Your SI Joint

Your lower back is screaming with pain. You’re past the point of ignoring it. Did you realize the problem could be caused by a joint that—strangely enough—barely moves?…

It's Not Just for Hips & Knees: Cervical Disc Replacement

Orthopedic surgeons have been replacing hips and knees with artificial joints for several decades. More recently, artificial disc replacements became available for the cervical spine. Just as hip…

Sit Up! Poor Posture = Back Pain

Most of us have memories of a parent, grandparent or teacher scolding us, “Sit up straight!” In this case, all that nagging is beneficial. Good posture truly is…

MRI for Back Pain: Be Careful What You Ask For

Patients with back and neck pain frequently ask their doctor if they need an MRI scan to diagnose and treat their problem. Their doctors answer “no” for most…

Getting to the Bottom of Back Pain for Women

Back pain can be debilitating and chronic. One wrong move, even a slight one, can cause pain and interfere with your daily routine. And back pain can take…

Easy Neck Strengthening Exercises

Just like other muscles in your body, your neck can be exercised and strengthened to improve range of motion and prevent pain. However, most of us take for…

Necks Need Exercise Too

Just like other muscles in your body, your neck can be exercised and strengthened to improve range of motion and prevent pain. However, most of us take for…

Easing the Pain of Spring Cleaning

You don’t have to live through many winters in Wisconsin to know they are long! Despite living most of my life here, I never seem to get used…