Exercise… Your Wonder Drug For A Healthy Life…

Last week I wrote about two simple ways to become a healthier person (click here to read that blog). One way is through eating proper food and the second is increased activity. Of all things that can provide the best results to your health…physical activity is number 1. In 2015, the Academy of Medical Royal…

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Two Steps To Be A Healthier Person

Even with our best intentions, trying to be healthy seems like a tough hill to climb.  It is hard to start, and even more hard to stay motivated.   Actually, living a healthy life is quite the opposite.  Follow these two simple steps to start your road to a healthier you. Eating healthy shouldn’t be a…

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Claudia And Her Low Back

I’d like to introduce you to “Claudia.”   Claudia is a 37-year-old woman who came to Intecore Physical Therapy with persistent low back pain that she had been suffering with for about one year.  One day, a few weeks prior to starting physical therapy, she was going to take her child to soccer practice but when…

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Does Arthritis Prevent You From Doing What You Love?

Arthritis is one of the most common causes of adult pain and disability on the United States.  It is a symptom of more than 150 diseases, symptoms, and rheumatic conditions that includes osteoarthritis, gout, and fibromyalgia.  Most patients overlook the early symptoms of arthritis assuming the pain is a result of over use. Osteoarthritis, is…

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Who Gets Back Pain?

(Click HERE to find out about out FREE low back pain workshops) Low back pain can be caused by nerve and muscular problems, degenerative disc disease, and arthritis.  Younger adults (age 30 to 50) are more likely to experience back pain from the lumbar disc or from a muscle strain.  Older adults (age 50+) are…

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How To Enjoy Outdoor Activities Without Back Pain

Outdoor activities are a healthy and enjoyable way to live an active lifestyle; when the weather is nice, the outdoors are hard to resist.  Here in California we are lucky, even though summer is officially “over” the summer weather will continue for many more months! A reduction in activity leads to a decrease in physical…

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The 3 biggest myths that people believe when trying to ease back pain (…That don’t actually help!)

After more than 20 years of treating patients, I always get a little chuckle when the patient is telling me what’s wrong…”it hurts in my rotary cup” or “I slipped a disk.”   With the internet and all of the medical websites that give you a virtual doctorate degree, they also fill your brain with some…

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Physical Therapy & Fitness After 50!

As we age, we progress through different stages: childhood, adolescence, adulthood and late adulthood.  As we move into our “senior” years it more important to adopt a healthy lifestyle.  As we age there are changes in all our body systems, including the cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems. Some common conditions and illnesses include: osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, heart…

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Easy Ways To Avoid Back Pain

Low Back Pain is a common problem that affect as much as 80% of the population some time in their lives.  This intense, and often chronic pain can be caused by injury, overwork or disease.  Management of the pain and disability commonly includes physical therapy or other medical specialist in order to reduce the pain…

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Memorial Day

Freedom comes at the cost of many lives and Memorial Day is a remembrance of all those men and women that lost their life while serving in the armed forces. This honorary day is celebrated across the United States of America on the last Monday in May. The first official observance of Memorial Day was…

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