People who experience random headaches should consider looking into foods that have been shown to possibly cause migraines. It’s said that certain foods are more prone to causing headaches than others due to their various ingredients or additives. For a great deal of people, migraines are a serious problem that can be long-lasting and obstructive to your daily plans. Finding the root of this pain can help you prevent it from becoming a chronic condition. Here is a list of prospective foods that are suspected to trigger migraines or migraine-like symptoms. Read more
Doing stretches at work may feel silly, but the benefits of taking a break from sitting at your desk (probably with your head tilted against a phone or hunched over a computer keyboard) can do wonders for your flexibility and help reduce back pain. Plus, there are plenty of lower and upper back stretches that you can do discreetly—not that we think anyone would think it is that weird, anyway. Read more
Tips to Sleep Better
If you suffer from chronic pain, you know all too well that it can interfere with a good night’s sleep. In fact, millions of Americans suffer from pain related sleep loss. Sometimes just a couple daily adjustments are needed to improve the situation, other times you may need to consider more of a lifestyle change. Getting less sleep than what is needed can lead to a more stressful life, as well as other health-related issues, such as sleep apnea. Having chronic pain can increase your chances of getting less sleep than you should be getting. Many people need to make adjustments in order to be able to sleep better and the importance of making some of the changes is magnified if you are one of those suffering from chronic pain. Read more
The knee is a complicated structure and one that we rely on for an overwhelming range of activities, from walking to swimming to hiking and more. As a result, knee pain causes are varied and knee injuries are incredibly prevalent among a wide range of demographics. Read more
If you are among the millions of Americans who suffers from back pain, you know firsthand exactly how debilitating even a slight injury can be when it means the difference between sitting out versus participating in the physical activities required of you on a daily basis or your favorite hobbies. Luckily, taking the time and effort to ensure that you have proper posture can go a long way in preventing the occurrence and severity of back injuries. Luckily, we have compiled the following information and good posture tips to ensure that you remain walking tall and free from back pain. Read more
Running is an excellent way to stay in shape and to increase cardiovascular endurance. However, in spite of the myriad benefits to running for exercise, the practice does come with a whole host of risks. Injuries are common in runners, due to a variety of factors. Back injuries while running are a prominent problem we see and treat every day. Luckily, with some steps and precautions, runners can decrease their risk of back injuries while running. Read more
Your spine is made up of a stack of individual bones, known as vertebrae, which are separated by spinal discs. These discs are somewhat rubbery in nature and provide your spine with important cushion and shock absorption to protect your spine. While the spinal discs are supposed to be firmly connected to your vertebrae, due to changes in age (disc degeneration), genetic factors or injury, they can move out of place and take on a bulging quality— potentially contributing to a bulging disc, slipped disc, ruptured disc or what is known as a herniated disc. When a herniated disc interferes with or touches nerves or nerve roots, it can be the culprit behind pain in other areas. For example, if the herniated disc is affecting your sciatic nerve, which runs from your lower back, down your buttocks, and into your leg, the results can be pain, numbness or tingling radiating down the leg—potentially even as far as the back of the calf or into the foot.
Inflammation is behind a myriad of disorders and thought to be associated with diseases as serious as cancer and diabetes. In our business, we treat patients whose inflammation causes significant pain in varying parts or throughout their body. In addition to the treatments we offer to reduce inflammation and relieve pain, we also counsel patients on steps that they can take on their own in their everyday life to fight inflammation and maximize the results of their respective treatment plans. Read more
In its most basic terms, a trigger point is an exceptionally sensitive area of skeletal muscle. You might have noticed one and recognized it as a “knot” in your back or, more rarely, an extremity like a leg. Read more
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