Is a Herniated Disc The Culprit of Your Back Pain?
Chronic back pain is one of the most common reasons patients come to see our physical therapist. In fact, it’s the most common cause of pain in the United States. Back pain can be caused by a variety of medical disorders, but herniated discs are the most common cause.
It is estimated that about 60-80% of people will experience some level of lower back pain in their lives, and many may experience the issue due to a herniated disc.Read full blog
Putting An End to Your Hip and Knee Pain Naturally
To aid in complex movement, the hips and knees have a multitude of tendons, muscles, and joints linked together. It can be tough to perform daily tasks if you have an injury (and consequent discomfort) in a specific location.
Physical therapy, fortunately, can assist you in a variety of methods in permanently resolving your hip and knee pain. To learn more about how a qualified physical therapist may help you manage your pain, call our office right now.Read full blog
Opioid Addiction: Why Taking Painkillers For Arthritis Pain is Doing You More Harm Than Good
Are you taking opioids for your arthritis pain? Did you know that opioids like morphine and oxycodone are actually making your arthritis worse? Drugs like these alter your perception of pain, but they don’t relieve it. So if you’re taking an opioid and believe it’s relieving your pain, know that it’s actually doing nothing to improve the symptoms of your arthritis. Opioids are not the only option you have to get relief from arthritis! Call our office to schedule an appointment with a physical therapist to learn more about how treatment can help.Read full blog
What is the Difference Between Physical Therapy and Chiropractic Care?
Find Out Which Will be Best For You!
Think about the last time you felt any kind of chronic pain. If it was related to your back, your friends or family might have recommended that you go and see a chiropractor, but did anyone recommend that you see a physical therapist? Chiropractic care is different from physical therapy, but many people don’t understand what sets these two forms of pain management apart from each other.Read full blog
How Physical Therapy Can Help Relieve Your Arthritis Pain (Without Opioids!)
Arthritis pain is one of the most frustrating types of pain. It is chronic, it is intense, and it can interfere with just about everything that you like to do throughout the day, from reducing your grip strength to making it difficult to shift between sitting and standing. There are many different types of medications that are recommended to help ease the discomfort of arthritis pain, but the use of long-term pain medication comes with its own set of complications and health risks, and since arthritis pain is not something that will naturally heal on its own, there is a growing danger of developing a dependency on an opioid based pain medication.Read full blog
Are You Living with Lower Crossed Syndrome? Physical Therapy Can Help
Have You Heard of Lower Crossed Syndrome?
Sitting for long periods of time in our daily lives has led to a shortening of our hip flexor muscles over time. Even athletes who do not spend much of their day sitting can have trouble with their lower back if they perform an exercise incorrectly over time or overwork certain areas of their body.
If pain in your lower back and hips is slowing you down, perhaps you are suffering from Lower Crossed Syndrome (LCS).Read full blog
Physical Therapy: Treating Arthritis the Safe and Easy Way To Find Arthritis Pain Relief at Pinnacle Physical Therapy & Personal Training in Columbia, SC
Are You Looking for Pain Relief? Try Spinal Manipulation
Spinal Manipulation Could Help you Live Comfortably
Do your joints hurt? Is your back causing you trouble? Has your pain become unbearable? If so, you may benefit from spinal manipulation.
Spinal manipulation helps relieve pressure on joints, reduce inflammation, and improve nerve function. It is a gentle, hands-on form of manual therapy that focuses on evaluating and enhancing spinal function.
Your spine does a lot for your body – it protects your spinal cord, allows you to breathe properly, and it is what allows your body to move.Read full blog
Therapeutic Exercise Therapy Versus Massage Therapy – Which Is More Beneficial?
Discover Which Treatment Method is Best for You!
Therapeutic exercise therapy and massage therapy are both incredibly beneficial methods of treatment. But which one is best for you?
While both methods can aid in pain relief and decreased inflammation, they do have some distinct differences.
Both can be used to combat chronic pain symptoms but they are used in very different ways. For more information on our therapeutic exercise therapy and massage therapy services (and how they can benefit you!) don’t hesitate to contact Pinnacle Physical Therapy today.Read full blog