Why Does My MRI Report Degenerative Changes?

8 Aug 22
McKenzie Method, back pain in flexed posture picture Why Does My MRI Report Degenerative Changes?

In the United States roughly 30 million MRI scans are performed each year (Envrad, 2022). MRI stands for magnetic resonance imaging. MRI uses non-invasive imaging technology to produce a three-dimensional, detailed images of the body.  In fact, MRIs do not expose the body to any radiation! MRIs are a great imaging tool, but are very […]

25 Jul 22
Spinal Stabilization: What Is It & Why Is It Important?

Why start with spinal stabilization exercises?  Spina stabilization is one of the top three reasons patients come in to physical therapy. Why Stabilization? Current research suggests that 1 out of 4 people will experience an episode of low back pain (LBP) within the next 6 months. This back pain will be bad enough to bring […]

14 Feb 22
McKenzie Method, back pain in flexed posture picture What Makes Chronic Pain Different?

Most of us have encountered at least one person with chronic pain. Chronic pain is different the acute pain and can last months to years. Chronic pain is generally defined as pain that persists for 3 months or longer. It can lead to physical decline, functional limitations and even emotional distress. Pain can be classified […]

22 Feb 21
McKenzie Method: Not All Back Pain is the Same!

We’re back to talk more about McKenzie this week! We know that back pain is extremely prevalent from the amount of Zoom and WHF we’ve all been doing. Although working from bed seems amazing, it isn’t always great for your back. Today, we’re going to break down categories of back pain to help you better […]

15 Feb 21
McKenzie Method, back pain in flexed posture picture Treat Your Own Back with the McKenzie Method

Back pain is the #2 cause of disability in for adults in the United States. Most of us have felt a little back twinge after a long road trip or after a day at the computer, but what happens when that back pain persists? Did you know: 40-80% of people experience back pain at some […]