Pain Management

Tension Headache

April 20, 2019 |

Tension Headache, What Is It? There are many, many causes of headache, ranging from simple stress to tumors.  The focus of this article will be on musculoskeletal tension as the root cause of your headache. Like many people, you are probably often living a hectic lifestyle. If  so you most likely are experiencing physical stress…

Ayurvedic Medicine & DDD

April 18, 2019 |

Ayurvedic Medicine, What Is It? Ayurvedic Medicine was developed more than 3,000 years ago in India and is a holistic healing art as it is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. How Can It Help With Muscle and Joint Pain? When it…

Tennis Elbow

March 20, 2019 |

What Is It? Tennis elbow is a condition where there is inflammation and pain on the outside of your elbow where the forearm extensor tendons attach. If you lay your arm flat and straight, palm up, the protruding bone on the outside of the elbow is called the lateral epicondyle. Lay the fingers of your…

Natural Remedies For Headaches

March 19, 2019 |

Natural remedies for headaches can be simple. Most of us have experienced a headache at one time or another. When you have one come on that doesn’t want to let go…what do you do? Maybe you reach for an OTC (Over the counter)headache medication? But what if you don’t want to try medication right away.…

Lower Back Pain Exercises for Strengthening

Lower Back Exercises

July 15, 2018 |

Lower Back Exercises Overview Lower Back Exercises are considered both a preventive as well as rehabilitative form of management of lower back problems. Lower Back Exercises improve muscle strength and thereby helps relieve many back pain difficulties. Lower Back Exercises help improve motion, and vertebral joint AKA facet’s, function. During lower back exercises, blood flow…

Herniated Disk

Herniated Disc. What is it?

January 27, 2018 |

Spinal Motor Unit is described as two vertebrae and the disc between them. What is the disc (IVD)? The IVD disc is a horizontally positioned cushion comprised mainly cartilage. Most of the disc is made of strong crossed circular fibrous tissue. The center or nucleus is comprised of a gelatinous material. The back of the…


What to Expect When Visiting a Physical Therapist for Lower Back Pain

January 27, 2018 |

Physical therapists (PTs) are a diverse group of health care professionals. They are employed in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, outpatient private practices, and in many more locations. There are nearly half a million PTs in the United States, who were trained in various universities, all around the country. In addition to their formal graduate school…


Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)

November 25, 2017 |

There are many therapeutic modalities available to treat musculoskeletal pain or spinal pain complaints, including low back pain. These modalities cover a wide range of treatments ranging from instruments, tools and machines used in treating these conditions. One of the most widely used categories of modalities are electrotherapeutic modalities. While there are many variations of…


Understanding Pain Management

September 10, 2017 |

The Basics of Pain Management Pain can be categorized according to its duration, underlying cause of the original insult, and whether a secondary component has developed. An understanding of these different categorizations can help direct treatment decisions. Pain can be classified as follows: Acute vs. chronic Acute pain is generally understood as a recent onset…

Treatment for chronic low back pain

Medical Model in USA Missing the Mark for Treatment of Chronic Back Pain

August 31, 2017 |

Healthcare remains the number one concern of Americans, with over 60% indicating it is their primary concern.  Costs and deductibles keep rising, while access to quality care has largely not improved.  Meanwhile, proposals from both sides of the aisle have done little to control costs of care.  It is frustrating that powerful lobbyists within the…


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