Topics of the Month: Patellar Tendonitis

Patellar tendonitis, also known as “jumper’s knee.” It is is an injury to the tendon that connects your kneecap (your patella) to your shinbone. As the nickname suggests, patellar tendonitis tends to plague athletes in sports where frequent jumping is involved, such as basketball and volleyball. Experts estimate that as many as half of all elite volleyball players suffer from jumper’s knee.

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Four Stretches That Help Alleviate Back Pain from Golfing

In many ways, golfing can be very relaxing. Getting a day away from work and other responsibilities, to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors and the challenges of the game, is a wonderful way to reduce stress and improve quality of life. With that said, the repetitive motion of the golf swing can put a strain on your body, with one of the most common results being lower back pain.

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Precision-Pain-and-Spine-Institute Offering Instrument Aassisted Soft-Tissue Mobilization Iastm

Precision Pain & Spine Institute recently announced plans to start offering Instrument Assisted Soft Tissues Mobilization (IASTM) at each of its four New Jersey and New York offices. The treatment will add to Precision Pain & Spine Institute’s physical therapy capabilities and will keep the business on the cutting edge of industry trends.

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Precision Pain and Spine Institute Now Offering Facet Joint Injections

Precision Pain and Spine Institute is pleased to announce the availability of new facet joint injections at our four convenient locations. These injections can help relieve pain and improve mobility in patients. The facet joints are located at each segment of the spine, where they help guide motion and provide stability. These joints can become painful because of a back injury, arthritis of the spine, or other stress to the back.

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Five Things You Should Be Doing While Wearing a Backpack

Whether you wear a backpack for school, work, or recreation, it’s important to pay attention to how you wear it. Before grabbing your bag and slinging it over one shoulder as you head out the door, take note of these five pointers that will help you avoid back and neck pain. It’s never too early or too late to develop healthy backpack habits!

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Five Ways Chiropractic Manipulation Can Alleviate Chronic Pain

Chiropractic manipulation usually concerns the treatment of pains in the muscles, joints, and bones without using surgery or medication. While chiropractors can treat conditions ranging from digestive disorders to migraines, they most commonly provide care to patients suffering from back and neck pain. In the USA, up to 31 million people suffer from lower back pain at any given time.

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Precision-Pain-Spine-Institute Offering Electrodiagnostic Testing

Precision Pain & Spine Institute Offering Electrodiagnostic Testing Electrodiagnostic testing, also known as a nerve conduction velocity testing or NCV, is a common technique used to test nerve and muscle function. Physicians order these studies to help identify the cause of numbness or tingling in the neck or back. Conditions often diagnosed this way include pinched nerves, muscle disease, and peripheral nerve injuries. The test generally has two parts: one that tests the nerves (nerve conduction studies) and one that tests the muscles (electromyography). NCV shows how the nerves and muscles are functioning, helping determine the causes of pain, numbness, or weakness in the back or body.

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