Are You a New Year’s Resolution Newbie, Master or Flunkee?
Turning the page on the new year is a chance to wipe the slate clean—and to be better versions of ourselves. And when it comes to what we want to improve, goals that fall in the health and wellness arena top all other New Year’s resolutions. In fact, three of the top four resolutions in a 2018 YouGov poll were health-related: eat healthier (1), get more exercise (2) and focus on self-care, e.g., get more sleep (4).
Posted on 2019-01-07
What Spells Relief for Low Back Pain Patients?
If you’ve ever suffered from a bout of low back pain, then you know that finding relief is often any patient’s main goal. And with low back pain sending 2.5 million Americans to hospital emergency rooms every year, that’s a lot of patients seeking treatment options to relieve the pain.
Medications—or combinations of medications—are often the standard of care for low back pain, particularly in the emergency department...
Posted on 2018-12-30
Many people have neck and back pain, and driving is one of the most uncomfortable activities for these folks. Check out this infographic on how to maintain proper posture with driving! Remember, there is no perfect posture, but getting into a posture that allows you to move comfortably is the goal! Please reach out to us at Judice Sports & Rehab if you have any qu...
Posted on 2018-11-18
Ok, so as you may or may not remember, I am writing a series of blog posts to discuss my journey with chronic pain. For the full recap, click here.
My last post ended just as I was about to have surgery to fix my herniated disc to address the back, leg, and calf pain I had been experiencing for five months. I was unresponsive to medications and injections, and surgery was the next option on the table. The procedure was a microdiscectomy and laminectomy at L5-S1. The pain was intolerable a...
Posted on 2018-11-15
80 of PTs Know How to Prevent It
Got back pain? You’re not alone. Eighty percent of Americans suffer from low back and neck pain at some point in their lives. Let that sink in. With such great odds that you—or someone close to you—will one day become a statistic, wouldn’t it make sense to arm yourself with preventive strategies and knowledge? Physical therapy is a good place to start. By performing a thorough evaluation, a physical therapist can identify the muscular, po...
Posted on 2018-11-15
"At Judice Sports and Rehab, I had a thorough evaluation, and was treated by the physical therapist/owner, Gregory Judice. He spent a full hour with me, one-on-one, and made an individualized plan of care. His hands-on method of treatment was tailor-made for me to improve my shoulder motion, without causing more pain. I had measurable improvement even after one visit!" -Denise