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Urinary Incontinence...I Urge You To Read!

Urinary incontinence (UI) is a common condition; however, it is NOT normal! UI is defined as, "involuntary leakage of urine" and is classified into three different categories: stress UI, urge UI and mixed UI. UI affects 25 million adults in the United States and 300 million worldwide, and risk factors include, but are not limited to, age, pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, hysterectomy, and obesity. For the purpose of this article we will be discussing urge UI which is sometimes commonly referred to as overactive bladder (OAB). Urge is the involuntary loss of urine accompanied by urgency or the desire to void; it is often associated with triggers. Have you ever experienced that moment you put

Lateral Shifting After Low Back Injuries

Have you experienced low back pain at some point in your life? Was it one-sided, or did it feel like it was in the center of the back? Do you recall experiencing a "shift" of your body away from the pain? Low back pain is oftentimes experienced on one side of the back. This doesn't necessarily happen immediately after an injury; rather, it may develop a few days later. As healing begins, our body may shift away from pain, creating what we call a lateral shift. This is not necessarily a bad thing in the early response to injury; however, if the shift continues beyond the initial phase of healing, many compensations can take place and injured tissues may not heal properly. A lateral shift and