How to Beat Fatigue in Your Breast Cancer Fight

During breast cancer treatment, it’s common to wrestle with fatigue. You know you should exercise, but how do you start when you are tired all the time? Get some fatigue-busting advice from a physical therapist who works with breast cancer patients each day.

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Is Surgery Your Best Option for Back Pain?

Spinal stenosis, or narrowing of the spine, will affect an estimated 2.4 million Americans by 2021. It’s a common cause of back pain in people over 50 and is often treated with surgery.  However, a new study shows that physical therapy may be just as effective at relieving symptoms and returning mobile function. Treatments for … Read More

Keeping Your Limbs Limber Helps Keep MS Symptoms at Bay

When a doctor suggests exercising to maintain strength and flexibility, some patients diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) may think, “Why should I bother?” But a regular exercise program, tailored to the individual’s physical condition and symptoms, can make a huge difference for those with MS, says neurologist Mary Rensel, MD. Physical or occupational therapists can put together specific programs … Read More

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Radiating Pain in Your Leg? Best to See Your Doctor

If you experience a sharp, regular or recurring pain shooting or radiating down your leg (known as radiculopathy), you may suffer from a damaged nerve or herniated disc in your spine. When you feel that type of back or leg pain, contact your primary care physician. He or she can estimate the level of damage … Read More