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Back Pain

December 6, 2012

There are few things in life more frustrating than back pain. Walking with a poorly fit prosthesis or with sub-optimal gait habits can cause long term structural changes in the body that will result in muscular pain and eventually long term neurological pain. Most users of a prosthesis will at some time encounter back pain due to compensation for the loss of your limb. At MCOP, we work closely with the leading gait experts in prosthetics because we know that success with a prosthesis is the result of the sum of many parts. The socket, the technology, the training, and the breaking of bad gait habits are all essential to address the issues that cause back pain.

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