Chronic pain can take over your life if you don’t take proactive measures to overcome it. Instead of enjoying life to the fullest, daily pain can become the central focus of your life. You start skipping out on social activities, playing with children or grandchildren, or other activities that used to be routine. Instead, the
Do you greet the morning with a smile, or do you wince in anticipation of the pain you’re about to experience? If the first motions you make to start your day are painful enough to make you think twice about getting out of bed, you’re certainly not alone. A variety of conditions can cause morning
It’s just over-the-counter pain relievers, right? It’s not like you’re taking opioids for pain relief. Think again. Taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or other over-the-counter pain relievers regularly for aches and pains is not always as safe as you think. Regular use of these medications also does not address the underlying causes of your pain.
Are you struggling with chronic back pain? Millions of people suffer from back pain, making it one of the primary reasons for disability and limited activity. There could be several causes of back pain including problems with muscles and ligaments, improper sleeping position, and injuries. Specific problems with the spine, which includes several vertebrae and
Physical therapy as an industry has been talking about the link between core strength and better balance for years. When the “core” muscles around your trunk are strong, they prevent chronic lower back pain and many other injuries, but they also keep you from losing your balance and falling down. A stronger core will help
There are common causes of both back pain and neck pain. Changes in the spine’s anatomy often cause back pain. There may be lumbar disc herniation, lumbar degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis or sacroiliac joint dysfunction. Disc herniation occurs when the gel-like interior of the disc leaks outward and irritates the nerve roots. It typically causes
In one longitudinal study, back pain accounted for more than 3 percent of all emergency room visits between 2004 and 2008. It is also estimated that more than 25 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, many with a disability that prevents them from doing normal daily tasks like working and caring for themselves or others.
Your shoulder is the most flexible and movable joint in your body, consisting of several bones, muscles, joints and tendons. This means there are several ways the shoulder can become injured and cause pain. There are many causes of shoulder pain and steps you can take to eliminate the discomfort. Physical therapy is an effective