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Lincoln Spinal Joint Conditions

It's estimated that as many as 75% of us will have some form of back or neck pain at some point in our lifetime. The good news is that most of us will recover without the need for surgery—and conservative care such as physical therapy usually gets better results than surgery. If you're ready to learn more about spinal joint conditions in Lincoln make sure you schedule an appointment

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Spinal Joint Conditions

Your spine is made up of 33 vertebrae that are stacked on top of one another. Between each of these vertebrae is a rubbery piece of cartilage called an "intervertebral disk." (See images: Degenerative Disk Disease - Cervical | Lumbar) Imagine the disk as a tire, with gelatin filling the hole in the tire. The tire is called the "annulus," and the gelatin is called the "nucleus." When we're young—under 30 years of age—the disk is made mostly of gelatin. As we age, and sometimes with injury or excessive wear and tear, we start to lose some of that gelatin, and the volume of the disk decreases, resulting in less space between the vertebrae. The disk becomes flatter and less flexible, leaving less space between each set of vertebrae. Sometimes bone spurs form in response to this degeneration of the disk, making the spine stiff. When the rough surfaces of the vertebral joints rub together, pain and inflammation may result. Nerves may become irritated or compressed.

Disk degeneration might occur throughout several regions of the spine, or it might be limited to one disk. When it's part of the natural aging process, the degeneration does not always lead to pain. For some people, however, it can cause a great deal of pain and disability.

Very Caring Physical Therapist

Was referred here by my provider for some specialized work in my neck.

Don R.

5.0
2017-04-04T05:57:22+00:00

Don R.

Was referred here by my provider for some specialized work in my neck.

Fantastic & Amazing

Very thorough and caring. They did (do) a fantastic job. My experience here has been amazing. I went from having no feeling in my hand and extreme pain to feeling great. I really like Shane and all the staff at Horizon

Tammy A.

5.0
2017-04-04T05:59:04+00:00

Tammy A.

Very thorough and caring. They did (do) a fantastic job. My experience here has been amazing. I went from having no feeling in my hand and extreme pain to feeling great. I really like Shane and all the staff at Horizon

By Far The Best

I've been to a couple PTs in my life and Shane & his staff are by far the best. They are so caring & their therapies are very comprehensive. They educate & train you on the root of your issue, not just treat your ailments. I saw Shane for plantar fasciitis. He was able to relieve my pain & help me adjust the reason for my symptoms. I would highly suggest Horizon PT to anyone in Lincoln!

Miranda L.

5.0
2017-04-04T06:00:01+00:00

Miranda L.

I've been to a couple PTs in my life and Shane & his staff are by far the best. They are so caring & their therapies are very comprehensive. They educate & train you on the root of your issue, not just treat your ailments. I saw Shane for plantar fasciitis. He was able to relieve my pain & help me adjust the reason for my symptoms. I would highly suggest Horizon PT to anyone in Lincoln!

Friendly, Considerate, and Helpful Team

I was extremely please with the services provided by the pleasant and professional staff at Horizon Physical Therapy. I have received treatment from the team there for 9 months. Now, Thanks to the team's efforts and my home exercises, I am pain-free! The team is friendly, considerate, and helpful in terms of healing, teaching home exercises, and explaining all of the processes during treatments. Functional dry needling recently resolved my pain in a key area as well! I highly recommend Horizon Physical Therapy!

Tamra W.

5.0
2017-11-22T14:10:46+00:00

Tamra W.

I was extremely please with the services provided by the pleasant and professional staff at Horizon Physical Therapy. I have received treatment from the team there for 9 months. Now, Thanks to the team's efforts and my home exercises, I am pain-free! The team is friendly, considerate, and helpful in terms of healing, teaching home exercises, and explaining all of the processes during treatments. Functional dry needling recently resolved my pain in a key area as well! I highly recommend Horizon Physical Therapy!

LET’S DO IT!

I have had sciatic nerve pain for a long time, this time was awful.  I came to Horizon, two great people worked with me.  After a few weeks, the pain was still bad.  Shane sat down with me and told me he wanted to try something new that he has had good luck with, it was called dry needling.  I said yes- let's do it!  I had no pain with it, it didn't take long either.  I got up-dropped my cane and walked out of the room with NO PAIN.  It's been over two months and I still have no pain.

Donna E.

5.0
2018-11-12T14:44:10+00:00

Donna E.

I have had sciatic nerve pain for a long time, this time was awful.  I came to Horizon, two great people worked with me.  After a few weeks, the pain was still bad.  Shane sat down with me and told me he wanted to try something new that he has had good luck with, it was called dry needling.  I said yes- let's do it!  I had no pain with it, it didn't take long either.  I got up-dropped my cane and walked out of the room with NO PAIN.  It's been over two months and I still have no pain.

Excellent

The staff is always very friendly. Shane is a very good listener and does an excellent job.

Harvine K.

5.0
2018-12-05T15:38:55+00:00

Harvine K.

The staff is always very friendly. Shane is a very good listener and does an excellent job.
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