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Tag Archives: back pain

My aching back!

by Nate Christopher, MPT at The Orthopedic Institute at Southwest Health “I have sciatica” or a “pinched nerve” are words that are often heard in medical and physical therapy clinics. Sciatica is a general term that refers to pain that radiates into the buttocks, possibly down the thigh, and sometimes even into the lower leg [read more]

A little physical therapy to avoid surgery

By Samantha Jordan DPT, OCS, CSCS – Physical Therapist at The Orthopedic Institute at Southwest Health Jim Hying of Muscoda, Wisconsin had been dealing with pain in his lower back off and on since the 80s. At 75 years old, he’d tried everything he could think of the help alleviate the, sometimes severe, back pain. [read more]

The Art of Pain Relief

How much does $1,000 in quarters weigh? For Sue Meylor of Belmont it could be measured in the pain she’s experienced every day of her life since lifting that 50 pound bag of quarters 12 years ago. She’s tried most everything. Chiropractic, physical therapy, massage, and cortisone shots have given Sue some temporary relief from [read more]