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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.

The Best Care

All of the PTs and PTAs have been very knowledgeable about my exercises and treatments.  Plus they are always so personable and concerned that I was receiving the best care.

Anonymous

5.0
2018-12-31T16:10:01+00:00

Anonymous

All of the PTs and PTAs have been very knowledgeable about my exercises and treatments.  Plus they are always so personable and concerned that I was receiving the best care.

Expertise

Shane & Jessica were able to determine what needed to be done to alleviate my foot pain and get me on track with the necessary exercises to maintain good "foot health."  I appreciate their expertise along with coaching in overall foot and hip exercise.

An added bonus is that my hips and lower back feel better too!  Looking forward to continuing an exercise program at Horizon.

Anonymous

5.0
2018-12-31T16:16:26+00:00

Anonymous

Shane & Jessica were able to determine what needed to be done to alleviate my foot pain and get me on track with the necessary exercises to maintain good "foot health."  I appreciate their expertise along with coaching in overall foot and hip exercise. An added bonus is that my hips and lower back feel better too!  Looking forward to continuing an exercise program at Horizon.

HAPPY

No Complaints!

Happy with the outcome!

Love the staff and therapists!

Mary

5.0
2018-12-31T16:18:07+00:00

Mary

No Complaints! Happy with the outcome! Love the staff and therapists!

Right At Home

Everyone is so friendly and nice they make you feel right at home.  They listen to you and want to help you, they don't just come in and leave right away.  They are very good!!

Lori B.

5.0
2018-12-31T16:24:47+00:00

Lori B.

Everyone is so friendly and nice they make you feel right at home.  They listen to you and want to help you, they don't just come in and leave right away.  They are very good!!

Helped

Helped me out a lot.

Nancy G.

5.0
2018-12-31T16:29:10+00:00

Nancy G.

Helped me out a lot.

Patient, Understanding, & Genuinely Cares

Shane is so patient, understanding, & genuinely cares.  Very happy with the progress and results I've seen.

Anonymous

5.0
2018-12-31T16:32:56+00:00

Anonymous

Shane is so patient, understanding, & genuinely cares.  Very happy with the progress and results I've seen.

Friendly Staff

Friendly staff.

Easy instructions to follow.

Everyone speaks to you, not above you.

I very much appreciated the follow-up and patience by all!

-Harry M.
5.0
2019-01-17T17:35:16+00:00
Friendly staff. Easy instructions to follow. Everyone speaks to you, not above you. I very much appreciated the follow-up and patience by all! -Harry M.

Helpful & Knowledgeable

Great experience, everyone was very helpful & knowledgeable.

-Joanna P.
5.0
2019-01-17T17:37:21+00:00
Great experience, everyone was very helpful & knowledgeable. -Joanna P.

Highly Recommend

I have seen many providers and finally got relief after dealing with pain for 1 1/2 years.  My pain went from a 10 to almost no pain.  I highly recommend Shane.  I can finally drive without pain and get back to traveling.

Anonymous
5.0
2019-01-17T17:41:53+00:00
I have seen many providers and finally got relief after dealing with pain for 1 1/2 years.  My pain went from a 10 to almost no pain.  I highly recommend Shane.  I can finally drive without pain and get back to traveling. Anonymous

Professional and Understanding

"Thank you!  When I walked in for the first time I was in a lot of pain, desperate and after the first visit I felt the difference and was motivated to continue with treatment.  Very professional work and very understanding."

Juan A.

5.0
2019-02-11T15:17:07+00:00

Juan A.

"Thank you!  When I walked in for the first time I was in a lot of pain, desperate and after the first visit I felt the difference and was motivated to continue with treatment.  Very professional work and very understanding."

Healing Experience

Such a healing experience.  Seemed to pin point what my pain was and worked through getting my shoulder and neck pain back to 85% improvement.

Janene E.

5.0
2019-02-13T17:07:13+00:00

Janene E.

Such a healing experience.  Seemed to pin point what my pain was and worked through getting my shoulder and neck pain back to 85% improvement.
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