Why don't we have a "cure" for low back pain? Low back pain can be considered a global epidemic. It affects hundreds of millions around the world, and costs billions in lost productivity. Not to mention the psychological, financial and social toll it takes on those who deal with low [...]
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Muscle Injury: It doesn’t hurt any more, but is it healed? There’s a good chance that you have pulled your hamstring, pulled quadricep or injured a muscle somehow, and there’s a good chance you will again. The pain is intense, sudden and can drop you like a sack of potatoes [...]
Less sleep = more pain, but more pain = less sleep. The pain / sleep dilemma Pain and quality sleep are, for many, mutually exclusive. Research has shown that the less quality sleep a person gets, the greater the intensity of their pain. Then there’s the flip-side where you [...]
Don’t let osteoarthritis tell you what you can’t do One in 5 Americans has been diagnosed by a doctor as having arthritis, but the actual number of sufferers may be much higher. Arthritis is broadly defined as deterioration of the protective material in our joints leading to pain, swelling, inflammation [...]
Less sleep = more pain, but more pain = less sleep. The pain / sleep dilemma It can happen when you’re vacuuming, standing up after sitting for a length of time, shoveling snow, or bending over to unplug your laptop. The pain shoots through your low back like lightning, and [...]
Could traction be the answer to your low back pain or sciatica? Today I want to talk to you about a low back treatment that should be at the top of your list of interventions if you suffer from low back pain. It’s called lumbar flexion distraction. Flexion distraction technique [...]
It's C...C...COLD! Minimizing joint pain and stiffness in frigid temperatures It’s Iowa, and it’s cold! Frigid temperatures and increased aches/ pains seems to go hand in hand for many. This time of year our office fills up with sore joints, and tight muscles. The question, which no one has been [...]
When a bump on the head is more than a bump on the head Knowing the symptoms of concussion are very important, and not just for your football player. Concussion is the result of a blow to the head that causes swelling within the skull. The direct blow is usually [...]
Holiday reminders: Don't let that holiday turkey knock you out We hear the scary stories of people becoming ill from restaurants mishandling or under-cooking food. However, the home is the primary location of food-borne illnesses in the United States. With the Holidays coming up, Turkey and Chicken will be on [...]