Four Tips for Spine Health

 

Category: Back Pain, Spinal Injuries

Back Pain Atlanta GA The majority of American adults will suffer from nagging back pain at some point in their lives. While there are many causes for this discomfort, taking precautions and practicing healthy spine habits will decrease the likelihood that you will suffer with back pain.

Practicing healthy habits takes a little time and special consideration but when it comes to the alternative, your efforts are well worth the return on spinal health. You can avoid being one of the millions of people who lose time from work or become disabled due to back pain by following these tips for spine health. (more…)


Vertigo: More Than a Classic Movie

 

Category: Balance & Dizziness, Vertigo Treatment

Among the most loved Alfred Hitchcock movies is Vertigo, a suspenseful mystery about a man who suffers from the condition. One of the most fascinating scenes in movie-making history depicts the character’s mental state during a vertigo episode. This scene, along with the story, makes the movie a classic. Anyone who has the condition understands how debilitating it can be when it interferes with everyday living. (more…)


Lumbar Support at Your Workstation

 

Category: Back Pain, Workplace Injuries

Working at a Desk Atlanta GA When you spend hours sitting every day, you could be doing damage to your spine unless it is properly supported. Long periods of sitting subjects the spine to large amounts of pressure. Your muscles and spinal discs are affected by this stress. Most individuals also have a habit of sitting hunched forward when they work. This position also adds more pressure to the spinal discs. Additionally, it may over-stretch spinal ligaments. (more…)


Don’t Let Them Play Hurt

 

Category: Pediatric Physical Therapy, Sport Injuries

Sports Injury Atlanta GA The fall sports season is underway, and kids are involved in all types of athletics. It is great for them to be unplugged and active. Exercise is necessary to keep them in shape and for brain stimulation. Being involved in sports also boosts self-esteem and self-confidence. Another plus is the cultivation of leadership and team building skills. But what happens when your child gets hurt on the field? If it is a minor injury, a little time sitting it out or walking off the pain is fine, right? Wrong. (more…)



4 Things to Know about Concussions

 

Category: Headaches, Rehabilitation Services, Sport Injuries

Head X Ray Atlanta GASudden back and forth movement of the brain can cause it to bounce or twist within the skull. This can occur with a blow to the head, jolting or hitting the head against a hard surface. It can also happen when the body is hit hard and it causes the head to move rapidly back and forth. When this happens, chemical changes occur within the brain. Brain cells can also be stretched or damaged with sudden movement. This is the anatomy of a concussion and here are four things you should know. (more…)


3 Causes of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

 

Category: Hand Therapy, Orthopedic and Sports Therapy

Elbow Pain Atlanta GAIf you are experiencing a “pins and needles” sensation in your ring finger and little finger, have weakness in your hand and a loss of sensation or numbness in your hand along with pain in your forearm, you could be a victim of cubital tunnel syndrome. This condition involves the ulnar nerve. When you hit your “funny bone,” you are actually irritating not a bone, but the ulnar nerve.

The ulnar nerve runs along the inner side of the elbow. Your arm has three major nerves including the ulnar nerve. This nerve extends from your neck to your hand ending in your fingers. Any constriction of the nerve along this path can cause problems. When the compression occurs at the elbow it is called “cubital tunnel syndrome.” Here are three common causes of the condition. (more…)


When You Gotta Go: Incontinence Issues

 

Category: Urinary Incontinence, Women's Health Services

Incontinence Issues Atlanta GA One of the great concerns for women, especially as they get older, is bladder control. Even small accidents can be embarrassing and humiliating when they occur in public. In most cases, weakened or damaged muscles are the cause of leakage. Incontinence issues are more likely to occur in older people; however, they can affect women of all ages. The good news is, there are treatments available to help with incontinence issues. (more…)


When Your Child Needs Physical Therapy

 

Category: Pediatric Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy

Child Going Through Physical TherapyYour child is the most precious thing in your life; so, when your medical provider suggests your child needs physical therapy, it is only natural that you would feel some apprehension. All types of questions may begin to flood your mind, adding to your anxiety. Working with your child’s doctor and doing a little research will help settle some of those anxious feelings and help you become better informed, so you can choose the best physical therapist for your child. (more…)