Use The Better Way To Get Back Pain Relief

Use The Better Way To Get Back Pain Relief

This month, Consumer Reports published an article that detailed the new standards for back pain relief.  This article specifically references the new guidelines for back-pain treatment as outlined by the American College of Physicians in February.

In the new guidelines, the ACP points out that medical imaging as well as the prescription of opioids have not significantly reduced patients' perception of pain or actual disability.  What we would like to focus on is that we believe that Physical Therapy should be your FIRST line of defense for back pain, and here's why.

How To Get Back Pain Relief Fast

How To Get Back Pain Relief Fast

As I was driving in to the Physical Therapy clinic in Elizabeth, NJ, I was thinking about my children.  It dawned on me as to why they are so resilient when they fall, or that they can stay longer in a seated or standing position.  Well, of course, they are younger so their lower backs have not been succumbed to the pressure of age and time and as well there is more water in their discs vs someone at age 40, but in reality there is one very simple word that explains why they are able to bounce back so fast...

The Secret To Back Pain Relief That They DON'T Want You To Know

The Secret To Back Pain Relief That They DON'T Want You To Know

So many pills, so many options, all selling the same message of buying a miracle quick fix in a bottle.  But when you look at the FACTS about these miracle pills, the reality is quite different from what the drug companies are selling.  And the medical community is now also even changing their own back pain guidelines in light of this new reality.  And that reality is:

Opioids For Back Pain Relief Should Be The LAST Resort

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

As Physical Therapists, it's one of our favorite months of the year!  From back pain to foot pain, neck pain, and everything in between, staying physically fit and active is consistently being proven more and more as THE way to go in order to stay healthy.

Back Pain & The McKenzie Method

Back Pain & The McKenzie Method

Hello all!  Just to first introduce myself, I'm Dr. Asha Koshy, co-owner and McKenzie back specialist for Complete Physical Rehabilitation.  I'm so excited to begin blogging for our website and can't wait to share my thoughts on so many topics relating to Physical Therapy, fitness, and wellness!  So let's get started, shall we?

Top 3 Easy Back Pain Exercises At Your Desk

Top 3 Easy Back Pain Exercises At Your Desk

In my last video, I went over my favorite tips that I give all of my Physical Therapy patients in Jersey City and Elizabeth regarding back pain that occurs at work, especially at a workplace workstation or desk.  Of those tips, I believe that simple exercising and stretching can be the most beneficial to relieving back pain symptoms.

So here is my newest video, where I go into detail with my top 3 exercises for back pain relief methods that you can do right at your desk. 

Back Pain, Posture, and Ergonomics In The Office

Back Pain, Posture, and Ergonomics In The Office

At the end of the day, it really is up to you.  Pay attention to your self and how your environment is set up around you, and you'll be that much closer to removing back pain forever from your life!