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Most Common Causes of Back Pain and Sciatica

Yes. Sciatica can be crippling. Going for a walk with your spouse or playing with your children or grandchildren can easily become something you can’t fathom doing again. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In most cases, sciatica is treatable without medications, injections or surgery. The key is figuring out the root cause […]

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Do I Need An MRI To Treat My Back Pain?

Before getting into the causes of back pain, I want to address a common question. If your back is hurting…do you need an MRI before getting treatment? We live in a world where medical imaging, though expensive, is readily available. I had some stomach pain. I went to the doctor and he sent me for […]

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What is Sciatica?

If you or someone you love has "sciatica" you are keenly aware of how devastating it can be. Doing basic things like walking or sitting can become a monumental task simply too difficult to take on. It can truly sap the joy from life and leave you home alone in pain while everyone around you […]

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Sitting…The Right Way

Posture is one of those words that we all “understand” and yet most people can’t actually define. For starters, let’s define posture. Posture is the way you hold your body. Yup. That’s it. Now we can start to get specific. There is good (or ideal) posture and there is bad posture. This applies in any […]

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When and why did your posture get so bad?

Patients come to physical therapy for a wide variety of issues. We see everything from neck pain to foot pain and basically everything in between. One common issue that people ask about is their posture. Age doesn’t even seem to be a major factor. We have patients in their 20s and in their 80s concerned […]

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Post Holiday Recovery

It’s hard to believe but the Holidays are now behind us, putting us in recovery mode. Not only from the extra piece of stuffed cabbage or potato kugel (or both!) at the Simchas Torah kiddush, but also from the added physical strain of dancing while holding the children, cooking and cleaning, and sukkah deconstructing. I’ve […]

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A Safety Guide To Sukkah Building

Sukkos is just around the corner and we have much preparation ahead. The sukkah needs to be built and decorated, food needs to be prepared and lulavim and esrogim purchased. With so much on our minds it is easy to forget the physical demands placed on our bodies, particularly in regards to the sukkah. The […]

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Healthcare vs. Sickcare… Which Will You Choose?

It’s true. Our healthcare system is a mess. First they passed Obamacare, then they said they will repeal it, then they didn’t. Only one thing is certain…Nothing is certain. The only way to look at this system and maintain your sanity is to know that you are doing everything in your power to stay healthy. […]

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Having a Happy, Healthy, PAIN-FREE, New Year

Everyone has returned from their summer break, hopefully rejuvenated for a new year. As the Holidays approach everyone prepares differently. Women prepare endless amounts of mouthwatering delicacies. Children learn the do’s and don’ts in school. Men get up early to attend selichos. Chazzonim gargle raw eggs (…supposedly). …and people with pain (in their back, knee, […]

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Ice vs. Heat…What You Need To Know To Decide

One of the most common questions I get asked is… "should I be using ice or heat?" To answer this question it would be prudent to start by explaining how each one works. You will then be able to make a decision as to which to use based on what you are trying to accomplish. […]

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