Sciatica 101: Causes, Treatments and Symptoms

Sciatica 101: Causes, Treatments and Symptoms

If you've heard of sciatica but are not quite sure what it is or whether it may be the reason you are experiencing lower body pain, this guide to sciatica causes, symptoms, and treatments can help. Read on to see if you are suffering from this common condition and find some sciatica treatments and...

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Sciatic Pain Treatment and Relief Explained

Sciatic Pain Treatment and Relief Explained

Pain, irritation, numbness, or weakness in the back could be coming from the sciatic nerve.  If you suffer from back pain, there is much truth to the age-old statement that “you’ve got some nerve”! The sciatic nerve is the largest in the body. Sometimes it is challenging to identify where back...

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The Play of the Game: Gamer’s Thumb

The Play of the Game: Gamer’s Thumb

By Mike Lee, PT, DPT, CHT | ProActive North Location You’ve been playing your favorite video games for a few hours, and suddenly, you notice your thumb is sore. What’s going on? You may be suffering from Gamer’s Thumb. What is Gamer’s Thumb? Gamer’s thumb is the informal name for a medical...

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Post-Concussion Syndrome and Physical Therapy

Post-Concussion Syndrome and Physical Therapy

Post-concussion syndrome (PCS) is a set of neurological symptoms that are typically associated with a head injury. While many people who suffer from a concussion will recover fully without physical therapy treatment, some develop post-concussion syndrome. According to the Center for Disease...

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Is My Phone Bad for My Hands?

Is My Phone Bad for My Hands?

Cell phones are just about everywhere these days. Walk into a waiting room or stroll through the airport, and you will primarily see the top of people’s heads as they stare down at their phones. Cell phones are amazing; we text, take pictures, watch videos and movies, email, update our social...

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BPPV (Vertigo); and What Causes It?

BPPV (Vertigo); and What Causes It?

Are you experiencing a feeling of spinning, dizziness, imbalance, or nausea? Are these symptoms associated with movements like rolling over in bed, turning your head, moving from sitting to lying down, or bending forward? Does the feeling last less than a minute? If you answered yes to any of the...

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Morning Dizziness and Vertigo – What To Do

Morning Dizziness and Vertigo – What To Do

Have you ever gotten out of bed in the morning only to find the room spinning, making you wonder what in the world is going on? This feeling is likely caused by one of two things: vertigo or dizziness. Dizziness typically consists of nonspecific symptoms, like light-headedness or a feeling of...

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Improving Balance to Reduce Falls

Improving Balance to Reduce Falls

Balance is something we all strive to achieve.  Balance in our lives, balance between work and home, a balanced diet, we even want to make sure that our tires are in balance.  We have come to believe that if things are in balance…Life is good! Balance is most important when we are talking about...

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