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Difference between a strain, sprain, or tear

2017-10-19T21:23:04-07:00

Most people don't know what the difference is between a strain, sprain, or tear of a muscle.  But as a provider these are very important delineations in how we approach the care of an injury. So what is the difference? A sprain is a ligament injury. A ligament is fibrous connective tissue that connect bones [...]

Difference between a strain, sprain, or tear2017-10-19T21:23:04-07:00

Are Back Braces Bad For You?

2017-08-10T21:48:44-07:00

The most common injury in the work place was a back injury.  Back Braces were the big "safety" feature in the late 1990's and early 2000's in helping protect workers backs when lifting objects.  The problem arose when people would wear back braces for any lifting activities and gradually their abdominal core muscles became weaker [...]

Are Back Braces Bad For You?2017-08-10T21:48:44-07:00

Better Night Sleep with Back Pain

2017-07-21T10:02:20-07:00

One of the biggest challenges for people with back pain is getting a good night sleep.  Getting a better night sleep with back pain isn't impossible if you do a few things.  Follow these tips to a better night sleep. Check your mattress - If your mattress is over 10 years old you will want to [...]

Better Night Sleep with Back Pain2017-07-21T10:02:20-07:00

How to treat back pain

2017-07-07T10:59:18-07:00

A recent article published on Harvard Health Publications cites how the approach to treat back pain has changed since the 1980's.  Up until the 1980's bed rest was the most prevelant way to treat back pain.  By the early 1990's, use of anti-inflammatory medication and light activity where commonly prescribed.  Recent studies now state that [...]

How to treat back pain2017-07-07T10:59:18-07:00

Yoga vs. Physical Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain

2017-06-23T12:48:56-07:00

Many people tout the benefits of Yoga for reducing chronic back pain and many studies have shown that physical therapy is more effective than taking pain medication.  So which is more effective, Yoga vs. Physical Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain? A recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine  finds that yoga was just as good as physical [...]

Yoga vs. Physical Therapy for Chronic Low Back Pain2017-06-23T12:48:56-07:00

Can Osteoarthritis be prevented?

2017-06-02T10:29:03-07:00

Can Osteoarthritis be prevented?  Researchers from the University of Surrey identified a link between metabolism and osteoarthritis. Metabolic changes, caused by a poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle, trigger's the genetic reprogramming of cells in the body and joints. Such metabolic changes impact upon the cells ability to produce energy, forcing it to generate alternative [...]

Can Osteoarthritis be prevented?2017-06-02T10:29:03-07:00

Can exercise and diet affect Osteoarthritis?

2017-05-12T08:56:02-07:00

During the expert review, researchers from the University of Surrey identified a crucial link between metabolism and osteoarthritis. Metabolic changes, caused by a poor diet and a sedentary lifestyle, trigger's the genetic reprogramming of cells in the body and joints, according to an article in Science Daily. It states that metabolic changes impact upon the cells [...]

Can exercise and diet affect Osteoarthritis?2017-05-12T08:56:02-07:00

10 tips to reduce stress

2017-02-24T10:49:58-07:00

Reducing stress in your life helps with your overall well-being and helps reduce pain. When we are stressed the body is at a continuous state of fight or flight through the release of cortisol which can inhibit our mind from returning to a state of calm.   Here are 10 tips to reduce stress that [...]

10 tips to reduce stress2017-02-24T10:49:58-07:00

Sleep Soundly

2016-09-30T08:05:49-07:00

How to sleep soundly Getting a good nights sleep is the best way for the body to recover after a busy day.  So, how do you sleep soundly? 1) Your Mattress Most people buy a new mattress when their old one “wears out,” meaning that it’s tattered, torn, excessively stained and/or otherwise unappealing to sleep [...]

Sleep Soundly2016-09-30T08:05:49-07:00