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The Problem With Long Term NSAID Use

The Problem With Long Term NSAID Use

I would like to bring your attention to a problem that is overlooked and under addressed while trying to heal from injury or chronic pain. Overuse of NSAIDs. We all should know by now the terrible consequences of Narcotic overuse, but taking NSAIDs too much also poses a risk to your health. NSAID stands forContinue Reading »

A New Approach For Chronic Pain | Part 2

A New Approach For Chronic Pain | Part 2

In A New Approach for Chronic Pain|Part 1, we talked about the stress response and chronic pain’s effect on your nervous system. But let’s dig a little deeper and explore how our unique approach to physical therapy can help. Sadly, chronic pain is something that affects many Americans. Studies suggest that approximately 110 million+ peopleContinue Reading »

Is Bad Posture Causing My Back Pain? 

Is Bad Posture Causing My Back Pain? 

Have you been suffering from back pain?  Feeling strain in your lower back?  Struggling with daily tasks and uncomfortable sleep?  It’s hard not to panic and turn to Dr Google for a diagnosis when suffering from lower back pain. However, we wouldn’t recommend basing a diagnosis through the web.  Depending on the internet will leaveContinue Reading »

You Are More Than Your Imaging

You Are More Than Your Imaging

Use of diagnostic imaging – X-ray, MRI, CT Scan, etc. – are vital tools in the diagnosis of medical conditions, but are they being overused? With the prevalence of low back pain continuing to rise many patients refer to their MRI report as a means to define their pain – it almost becomes their identity.Continue Reading »

Physical Therapy and Fibromyalgia

Physical Therapy and Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a health condition characterized most commonly by chronic widespread muscular pain and tenderness, symptoms of fatigue, waking unrefreshed, and thinking and memory problems. People with fibromyalgia may also have other symptoms such as: Difficulty sleeping Morning stiffness Headache Irritable Bowel or Bladder Syndrome Pain/ cramps in abdomen or pelvis History of depression and anxiety TemporomandibularContinue Reading »

Workplace Wellness

Workplace Wellness

Working at a computer work station all day can take a toll on the body. Repetitive activities and lack of mobility can contribute to aches, pains, and eventual injuries. Sitting at a desk while using the keyboard for hours on a day to day basis can result in poor circulation to joints and muscles, it canContinue Reading »

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