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Reduce Pain Without Drugs: Learn About Radiofrequency Ablation Dec 1st, 2019

Whether due to an injury or a degenerative condition, chronic pain can have a significant impact on your daily life. The pain can make it more difficult to complete daily tasks and can keep you from doing the things that you love. Chronic pain can affect everything from your job...

Why Rehab Is So Important When Recovering From an Injury Nov 1st, 2019

Injuries are common when participating in sports, fitness activities, and exercise training. Good training habits help minimize your risk of injuries, but sometimes injuries occur despite your best efforts to avoid them. Overuse and accidents are also common causes of injuries. Physical rehabilitation plays a key role in healing and...

Spotting the Warning Signs of a Herniated Disc Oct 1st, 2019

Nearly everyone experiences back pain at some point in their lives, but additional symptoms like arm numbness and leg weakness are major red flags that something more than the run-of-the-mill pulled back muscle is to blame. If you’re dealing with sharp, intense back pain that doesn’t seem to let up,...

Drug-Free Ways to Treat Your Chronic Pain Sep 1st, 2019

If you have chronic pain, you know how much it can impact your daily life, interfering with work, school, your social life, and other regular activities. An estimated 20% of adults in the United States are living with chronic pain. Pain that lingers for months on end contributes to a...

How Your Shoe Choice Affects Your Joint Health Aug 2nd, 2019

Your feet play a vital role in your mobility, and the right footwear can help keep your feet and your joints healthy. Shoes that are too tight or lack support not only have a negative impact on your feet, but they also can place stress on your lower legs and...

The Dangers of Tech Neck Jul 9th, 2019

Almost everyone — roughly 95% of Americans — has a cellphone or some other mobile device. While advances in mobile technology help keep people connected, it’s not without downsides. A major concern of tech is its affect the body. Spending extended periods in front of cellphones and laptops throws off...

Are Hyaluronic Acid Injections a Good Solution for My Knee Pain? Jun 1st, 2019

Knee pain causes mobility issues that can have a significant impact on your ability to perform common, everyday tasks. From walking and climbing stairs to housework and social engagements, knee pain often requires you to limit what you can do in your daily life. If you’ve tried pain relievers and...

Three Factors that Might Be Contributing to Your Sciatica May 2nd, 2019

People with sciatica often describe the pain like a pair of scissors cutting their lower back or an electric shock that shoots through their lower back, buttocks, and legs. If you’ve experienced this type of pain, you most certainly know that immediate and consistent relief can be a life-saver. Adequate...

Decrease Lower Back Pain With Radiofrequency Ablation Apr 1st, 2019

Nearly everyone will experience back pain at some point in their life. For many, back pain is a temporary nuisance that goes away on its own when the body heals. For some, however, back pain is moderate to severe and lasting. Lower back pain can cause you to miss days...

The Many Ways You Can Benefit From Physical Rehabilitation Mar 1st, 2019

An estimated 20% of American adults are living with chronic pain, and many of them report that pain keeps them from engaging in at least one major life activity. Chronic pain can have a significant impact on your daily life, limiting your mobility, preventing you from doing things you enjoy,...

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore That Nagging Pain in Your Hip Feb 15th, 2019

Hip pain can come on suddenly or gradually present itself over time. It easy to ignore hip pain, hoping that it will go away on its own. While sometimes hip pain does improve by itself, it’s wise to seek appropriate diagnosis and treatment. Hip pain is very common, and your...

What You Should Know About the Causes and Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis Jan 9th, 2019

Spinal stenosis is a common cause of lower back and leg pain. It occurs when the spaces in your spine become narrow, placing pressure on the spinal cord and nerves that run along your spine and causing symptoms such as pain, tingling, and numbness. Left untreated, symptoms tend to get...

Understanding How Chronic Pain Affects Your Brain Dec 18th, 2018

Your nervous system enables your body to feel and process pain. This complex system consists of your peripheral nervous system, which includes your sensory and motor nerves, and your central nervous system, which is made up of your spinal cord and brain. As the premier pain management provider in North...

How Physical Therapy May Help You Avoid Knee Surgery Nov 30th, 2018

After back pain, knee pain is the second-most common site of pain reported in adults. Whether from injury or degenerative conditions like arthritis, knee pain can impact not only your mobility, but also your overall quality of life. In some cases, your doctor may recommend surgery to correct damage or...

Nerve Blocks or Epidural Injections: Which Is Right for You? Oct 25th, 2018

Nothing can hijack your entire well-being the way pain can, causing both physical and mental anguish and limiting your activities in significant ways. If you want to free yourself from the prison of pain, there are many treatments out there. The first step is to explore your options with a...

Why Managing Stress is Crucial to Managing Chronic Pain Sep 13th, 2018

Separately, chronic pain and stress are highly complex and disruptive quality of life issues that can wreak havoc on your wellbeing. Together, they can be a formidable foe, placing considerable limitations on your life. Given that more than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain and September is Pain Awareness...

Spinal Cord Stimulation: Back Pain Treatment You Haven’t Heard About Aug 23rd, 2018

Back pain is a major health problem striking 80% of people at some point in their lives. It can have a huge impact on your quality of life, interfering with your work, your family life, your hobbies, your ability to exercise, and your enjoyment of everyday activities.Many people can manage...