Blog

11
Dec

Scoliosis and Effects on the Human Body

Disrupting the alignment of the back in nearly 2% of the American population, scoliosis is causing many to suffer quietly. Many people are unaware of what it is and just how it affects the body. Let’s take a look at what scoliosis is, how it affects the body, possible treatments options and why surgery might not be the answer for
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30
Nov

New Year’s Resolution

This the season for jolly good cheer, potluck lunches galore, sweet treats as far as the eye can see and belts that can no longer buckle. When we think about the holiday season we have a lot to be grateful for and much to celebrate. However, the amount that many Americans tend to celebrate has a huge impact on weight
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7
Nov

Staying in shape before the holidays

Turkey dinner, turkey dinner, Gather round, gather round, Who will get the drumstick, Yummy, yummy drumstick, All sit down, all sit down. Cornbread muffins, chestnut stuffing, Pudding pie, one foot high, All of us were thinner, Until we came to dinner, Me, oh, my! Me, oh, my! If you are familiar with that tune, then you know exactly what is
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2
Nov

Failed Back Surgery Syndrome

Each year, hundreds of thousands of people will undergo the knife in attempt to correct some form of back pain or injury. The very real and unfortunate truth is that surgery may not fix the pain and turn into what is called failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS). It can be a devastating turn of events for anyone experiencing chronic back
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9
Oct

What is Regenerative Medicine?

Changing the face of modern medicine has come the breakthrough technology of regenerative medicine. In the past, many practitioners were stuck with only being able to treat the symptoms of pain that the aging population were suffering from. It is a frustrating practice to only be able to treat symptoms instead of the actual cause. Now, with advancements in regenerative
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3
Oct

Sciatica Pain

The leading cause of job-related injury in the United States is due to back pain. In fact, 80% of adults will suffer from lower back pain in their lifetime. A common and very painful type of back pain is called sciatic nerve pain. Finding the cause of this pain and having a proper exam can lead to a quicker and
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14
Sep

Ways to Reduce Pain Without Medication

When chronic pain sets in, not many people can prepare for the challenges that lie ahead. Without even thinking, most of us reach for the medicine cabinet and pop a few pills to get the tiniest bit of relief. The problem is that too many of us rely on medications for pain relief, when in fact, there are other ways
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12
Sep

The Difference Between Carpal Tunnel and Rheumatoid Arthritis

When it comes to pain associated with carpal tunnel syndrome and rheumatoid arthritis, it can be difficult to distinguish the difference between the two. Many people experience pain in their hands and wrists, but are unsure which is the culprit. Let’s take a look at what both carpal tunnel syndrome and rheumatoid arthritis are all about and the difference in
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25
Aug

Painkiller Addiction

A very serious and dangerous problem that is affecting millions of Americans all across the country is the rising addiction to painkillers, like opioids. It is estimated that well over 26 million people are suffering from this addiction and the numbers are only growing. The consequences of this devastating abuse includes unintentional overdosing that has been quadrupling since 1999. That
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21
Aug

The link between depression and chronic pain

It’s no wonder that depression and pain have been linked together. Each one can cause the other to occur and send a person into a vicious downward spiral of worsening circumstances. Both can be very difficult to manage and overcome. It is possible, however, to successfully manage both and make chronic pain more tolerable without lingering feelings of depression. Sometimes
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