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Disc Injury? Here’s What You Need to Know

In Uncategorized by Seth Peterson, Physical Therapist Oro Valley

by Kirstin Weible, PT, ScD, COMT What’s with my disc? Between each vertebra lies an intervertebral disc.  It is made of many layers of outer tissue similar to what a ligament is made of, called the annulus fibrosus, and a softer gel-like center, called the nucleus pulposus.  Behind the disc is a space called the intervertebral foramen (“foramen” means “hole” …

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Learn What Can Cause Back Pain

In Back Pain by Seth Peterson, Physical Therapist Oro Valley

What Causes Back Pain…and What Can Back Pain Cause? Low back pain is the most common cause of disability worldwide and nearly everyone has it at some point in their life.  One of the most common things people are worried about when they get back pain is what might be causing it.  This is understandable.  I’ve had back pain before …