Low Back Pain: Episode14

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Low Back Pain: Episode 14

• Low back pain is the most common orthopedic complaint that people seek physical therapy treatment for. • Taste off: Dill Pickle Old Dutch verses Kettle Brand • Trivia question of the week: Who has more cervical vertebra, a Giraffe a Camel or a Human? • Follow us on Instagram: 2pts_n_a_bagofchips and/or Twitter @2PTsNaBagOChips to get additional information related to low back pain throughout the week. Today we are discussing Low back pain and doing the special taste off. We are doing the Kettle vs Old Dutch, Dill Pickle flavored. Low back pain, very exciting, very common, extremely common. I think something like 50% of cases for physical therapy have to do with low back pain. I think that’s probably low. You think that’s a low estimate? Yeah, I think most patients that come in, even those that come in with shoulder problems, or knee problems, or toe problems will have back pain. Will also complain of some sort of low back pain, that is true. We will definitely see a little bit of both, that’s for sure. It goes back to the earlier situation that we discussed where “sitting is the new smoking”. We don’t like sitting or running. Running is not good. We also don’t like flip-flops but that has nothing to do with back pain. No, that has less to do with back pain. More to do with, well it could have to do with back pain, the kinetic chain. Yeah. Foot is connected to the knee bone. Knee bone is connected to the butt bone. Butt bone is connected to the backbone. We may want to take this out. Ahh we’ll probably, ahhh we’ll leave it in. Low back pain. Most of the time we see two big issues with this. 1 Abdominal wall weakness, 2 glut weakness. Yes and those two aren’t mutually exclusive they can happen at the same time. They can, they will happen together very frequently. They also happen separately, but not as frequently. Taking care of it is, hopefully it is just back pain and you don’t have radicular symptoms. That is usually an indication of a more neurological issue. Which can also stem from the same kind of things causing your low back pain. Yeah so, I think are going to differentiate here between just low back pain and any kind of neurologic issues that might be a different episode all together. Different episode, it will be more complex yes; more serious typically, takes longer to recover from.  

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