Guidelines for the Treatment of Low Back Pain

Summary of Am College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine’s findings: 60-80% of the general population will have low back pain during their lifetime with 25-60% having pain annually. Low back pain is the most common occupational disorder with 20 per 10,000 full-time employees affected. The direct cost of occupational low back pain is $10.8 billion/year!…

Why does my back feel stiff?

Do you have back stiffness or trouble getting out of a chair? Do you have trouble straightening up after prolonged sitting? Do you have to take a couple of steps to loosen up before you can stand up straight? The stiffness you feel is from a loss of motion.  It is a warning sign for…

Carpel Tunnel Syndrome

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is associated with numbness/tingling in the thumb and first three fingers and can also cause weakness in the hand, particularly the thumb.  It is caused by compression of the median nerve, when it is pressed or squeezed at the wrist.   Statistics of Carpel Tunnel Syndrome:…

Tennis Elbow

What is Tennis Elbow? Tennis Elbow is a common ailment from repetitive activities, involving the wrist and elbow.  The name came from the most common cause – tennis, but weight lifting, painting, welding and house cleaning, are all activities also prone to this condition. Pain is located on the outside of the elbow, just below…