Chronic pain may drastically impact one’s life in a variety of ways. It can be difficult to get out of bed in the morning, to tie your shoes, and it will almost surely affect your daily routines and activities since the pain is consistent and sometimes excruciating. The discomfort may make you believe that youContinue Reading »
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Category: Pain Relief
New Year New Knee – Reducing And Treating Knee Pain
You are excited to welcome in the New Year and there is a lot of anticipation and optimism into heading 2023, however, you are still carrying knee pain with you that was holding you back last year and you are determined to leave it behind like you have with 2022. But, you don’t know whereContinue Reading »
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 directlyContinue Reading »
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 repairContinue Reading »
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 husbandContinue Reading »
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 outContinue Reading »
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 inContinue Reading »
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 headContinue Reading »
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 IContinue Reading »
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 extremeContinue Reading »