Diagram showing herniated Disc illustration


Herniated Discs: Could This be Causing Your Back Pain?

Your spine is a complex part of the body. Basically, it consists of twenty-four bones, with five in the lower back. Also, it contains a vast network of numerous nerves and intervertebral discs. Often, the jelly-like nucleus of these discs can “herniate,” or protrude, through the cell wall, if it’s not strong enough. Furthermore, if…
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How Physical Therapy Eliminates Chronic Pain

In the United States alone, chronic pain affects over one-hundred million people. Across the globe, it affects almost thirty-percent of the total population (according to the National Institutes of Health Office of Disease Prevention). In addition, experts predict that global chronic pain statistics will increase as the collective population ages. For countless Long Island physical…
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Migraines & How PT Can Play a Factor in Recovery

Migraines are an incredibly painful and debilitating headache. In addition, they can severely impact quality of life for those who experience them. Typically, when an individual first gets migraines, the cause is initially unknown. However, once the doctor reviews medical history and rules out other causes (such as family history), they usually find the cause.…
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Woman gardening in springtime


How to Avoid Back Pain During Gardening Season

Now that spring has sprung here on Long Island, many of us will begin venturing outdoors again to pursue our favorite activities. While gardening can be a relaxing pursuit, back pain is common among those with a green thumb. Gardening season is almost here, so we’re sharing some helpful tips on how to care for…
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Group doing high intensity workout


Benefits of Having a Strong Core

You’ve heard countless comments from just about everybody, discussing how they would kill for nice, chiseled abs. Or, you’ve likely heard many people claim that one day, they will have a gorgeous six-pack. Of course, there’s a definite visual appeal to having a lean and toned stomach. However, there are also several other benefits to…
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