Owner Health Tips

"Regular Health Tips From Dr. Amy Konvalin Delivered to Your Inbox..."

Use the Form Below to Get Them All Sent to You for FREE

Should I get a cortisone injection?

Should I get a cortisone injection?

Has your doctor recommended a cortisone injection to help relieve your shoulder pain? Are you wondering why you would get a cortisone injection and what they do? Then let’s start there! Your doctor may recommend that you have a cortisone injection if you have a painful muscle or joint that is inflamed. The cortisone is injected directlyRead More…

Sciatica in 2020

Sciatica in 2020

When I graduated from Physical Therapy school 20 years ago there were 3 indisputable facts: The brain stayed the same throughout your life. The disks in your spine never healed. Nerves could not regenerate. Oh, what a difference 20 years can make.  Research has taught us: The brain can make new pathways and even repairRead More…

Please Call Me!

Please Call Me!

The picture above is the bill from my husbands’ recent trip to the Emergency Room (ER).  He had a painful toe that started to get REALLY bad quickly.  He called the doctor to make an appointment and they said he hadn’t been in recently so he would have to wait 3 weeks.  When my husbandRead More…

Movement is Life

Movement is Life

You need to be able to bend over to work in your garden, pick up your grandchild, or do yoga. You need to be able to squat to give a child a hug at their level, to do home renovation projects, or tie your shoelace on the side of the trail while you are outRead More…

Where headaches are born

Where headaches are born

Have you ever had a headache that started at the base of your skull and wrapped itself over your head finally lodging behind your eyeballs?  Those headaches really hurt.  And, it seems like they can last forever. But where do they come from?  Headaches that start at the base of the skull actually start inRead More…

Chewing on another cause of headaches

Chewing on another cause of headaches

Have you ever had a headache that started in your jaw?  Maybe you have noticed that you wake up with a headache the morning after eating a big meal.  Perhaps you grind your teeth at night and wake up every morning with a headache.  Some people chew gum all day long, causing jaw and headRead More…

What not to wear

What not to wear

Recently, I had a memorial service to attend right after treating patients.  So I wore my dress and flats while I was treating.  That afternoon, while I was standing at the memorial service, I felt my back tighten up.  “Oh well, it will be fine” I though like every other person does. That evening IRead More…

So, you have a herniated disc

So, you have a herniated disc

There are few things in life as painful as a herniated disc.  But it’s not just the pain that is difficult to deal with – it’s also the fear.  What is going on in my spine and am I going to live?  That may sound extreme but herniated discs are extreme.  They can cause extremeRead More…

Chronic Pain Review

Chronic Pain Review

Thank you for walking with me through this blog series on chronic pain. I hope you have found it useful in discerning the optimum path for your health and wellness. This post is a general review of what we have covered. Chronic pain includes pain that has not resolved in a normal, timely manner. InRead More…

Page 1 of 3

Google Rating
5.0
Based on 7 reviews
×