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What Causes Back Spasms?

A back spasm is the involuntary contraction or tensing of the muscles in the lower back. This can range from infrequent and mild discomfort to severe pain that makes it very difficult to move. The spasm can be caused by overuse, muscle strain, or injury to the muscles, ligaments, and discs that support your spine. Even poor […]
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Hey Queens NY! This Is How Living With Pain Can Affect The Mind.

Living with untreated chronic pain can alter your life completely if you don’t take action. People who deal with symptoms of chronic pain can become short-tempered, impatient, and more. The constant amount of pain affects the brain by directing more focus on basic functions. This pain can psychologically affect one’s mind, causing you to feel […]
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Physical Therapy Doctor Bayside Queens NY

The Physical Therapy Doctor is located in Bayside, NY and is committed to helping you understand what is going on with your body. We offer the most up to date scientific treatment available and specialize in all orthopedic injuries to the spine and extremities. We are located in the Bay Terrace Shopping Center, where there […]
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Physical therapy: Who can benefit and how can it help?

Orthopedic physical therapy treats musculoskeletal injuries, involving the muscles, bones, ligaments, fascias, and tendons. It is suitable for medical conditions such as fractures, sprains, tendonitis, bursitis, chronic medical problems, and rehabilitation or recovery from orthopedic surgery. Patients may undergo treatment with joint mobilizations, manual therapy, strength training, mobility training, and other modalities. Geriatric physical therapy […]
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Is Surgery My Only Option?

In many cases, physical therapy has been shown to be as effective as surgery in treating a wide range of conditions—from rotator cuff tears and degenerative disk disease to meniscal tears and some forms of knee osteoarthritis. The study found that people who recently have seen a physical therapist know this to be true, with […]
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What is Cupping?

If you’re watching the Olympics, you may see some Olympians covered with large circular bruises on their bodies. You can see athletes like Michael Phelps covered with them. They’re not bruises though and are the by-product of the traditional Chinese medicine treatment known as “cupping”. This involves having hot suction cups applied to the skin for […]
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