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How Do You Know if You Have a Herniated Disc?

March 28th, 2018

By, Chuck Schulte, PT Diamond Physical Therapy Do you have sharp pain in a particular part of your arm or leg? It may be a herniated disc. However, it could be another problem. Herniated or bulging discs are often blamed for radiating pains, numbness and tingling in the extremities, but they are often not the

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How to Avoid Back Surgery

March 13th, 2018

By Chuck Schulte, PT Diamond Physical Therapy Algonquin, IL According to the Washington Post, spinal fusion surgeries increased from 56,000 in 1994 to 465,000 in 2011. That is an 8 times increase in the rate of back surgery in 7 years! In Europe and other countries, back surgery rates are more than 4 times lower

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The Way You Walk and Lower Back Pain?

April 27th, 2017

The Way You Walk and Lower Back Pain? By Chuck Schulte, PT Diamond Physical Therapy   Algonquin IL Did you know that the way you walk, can cause you lower back pain? Most people have something in their style of walking that can cause long-term wear and tear. For example, a foot turned-out, a weak

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