One of the goals of physical therapy is to strengthen muscle groups and improve both strength and mobility. The back and neck are particularly difficult to target because while they do the hard work of maintaining the body’s balance throughout the day, they aren’t utilized...

Everyone has stress in their lives, and we all experience stress differently. Some people are able to use calming techniques or seem to simply let stressful situations flow over them without worry. Others think about the situation or crisis and resolve stress by finding solutions....

Physical therapy is one of the many tools we have available for spine pain management. Exercises targeting the imbalance of supporting muscle groups can help strengthen the muscles and improve the structures that support the back and spine, reducing spine pain. Pain, however, can prevent...

A heavy backpack can do more than cause muscle aches in children. The strain can pull neck and shoulder muscles out of place, causing shoulder pain, lower back pain, neck and arm pain, and even permanent injury. With a few precautions, your child can carry...

As we age, the spine begins to deteriorate under the enormous pressure of daily life. In some people, a narrowing of the spinal canal can begin to occur. This condition is known as spinal stenosis. It’s most common in people over 50 and can cause...

For 90% of back pain sufferers, time is the ultimate healer. Most back pain episodes will resolve in six weeks or less, without major interventions like surgery or injections. There are steps you can take to alleviate spine pain in the meantime and reduce your...

Maintaining a healthy spine just makes sense. It is, after all, the main support structure of the body. If it becomes damaged, not only is your ability to move compromised, the information superhighway of the body is slowed or even closed down. The spine carries nerve...

Most Americans, at some point in their lives, suffer from neck and back pain. Spine care and awareness of the way we move through our days, the way we lift and use our bodies, can go a long way in preventing damage to the major...

When patients in Charleston, SC suffer from back pain, they need a variety of treatment option to deal with their specific situation and type of pain. Fortunately in Charleston, SC there is a great spine center – the Non-Surgical Spine Center offers extensive options for...

Patients seeking a great spine doctor come to Dr. Alexander with a myriad of neck and back challenges. Pain in the neck and back may indicate a misalignment of the vertebrae. Most patients can avoid surgery with alternative treatments that relieve pressure and reduce or...