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Low Back Pains and Treatment Options

Low Back Pains and Treatment Options

Low back pain is a common injury that almost everyone will experience at least once in their lifetime. The lumbar region–the lower back starting below the ribcage–provides structural support, movement, and protection of specific body tissue, and it can be the source of intense pain, making it […]

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The Facts About Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis

The Facts About Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolysis versus Spondylolisthesis Spondylolysis is a fracture or defect of one or both of the pars interarticularis, the small bony arch wing-shaped parts of each vertebra at the back of the spine. The pars interarticularis keep the vertebrae in place, and if absent or damaged make the […]

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How To Tell If You Have Shingles

How To Tell If You Have Shingles

Shingles is a painful infection caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox. The first sign of shingles is pain, burning, tingling, or itching on one part of your face or body. In most cases, a red blistering rash develops as a stripe that wraps around […]

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Best exercises and stretches you can do at your desk at work!

Best exercises and stretches you can do at your desk at work!

Sitting still at an office desk is one of the worst things you can do for your body. If you are not careful about the way you sit, type, hold your phone, and do other repetitive tasks, you may be slowly damaging your muscles, bones and joints. […]

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Proper posture when working at your desk (preventing work related injuries)

Proper posture when working at your desk (preventing work related injuries)

Many work injuries can be easily avoided if you put the time and energy into developing good posture and ergonomics. What is good posture? Posture is the position you place your body while standing, sitting or lying down. Good posture keeps bones and joints in proper alignment […]

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These are the Basics of Treating Back Pain

These are the Basics of Treating Back Pain

You can’t always control the posture in which you sleep. It isn’t till you wake up that you realize that was definitely not a position to be in for more than ten minutes. You don’t always fall the correct way. It isn’t till you feel the soreness […]

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Using Plasma Platelets for Regenerative Therapy

Using Plasma Platelets for Regenerative Therapy

Everyone experiences pain at some point in life. Sometimes it’s after a long day of work, or maybe after spending the day running errands. Unfortunately, there are times in which we experience pain or get hurt and your typical physician and over the counter medicines just aren’t […]

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What is Osteoarthritis?

What is Osteoarthritis?

Did you know that one out of three American adults suffers from some type of joint disease?  Or that gaining one-pound puts four times more stress on your knees and hip joints?  Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis in the U.S., affecting over 20 million […]

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When Should I see a Pain Management Physician?

When Should I see a Pain Management Physician?

If you are suffering from chronic pain, you are not alone.  A recent Gallup poll shows that 47 percent of adults in the United States suffer from some type of chronic pain, whether it is back pain, neck pain, arthritis, headaches, or nerve pain.  Many patients first […]

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Pain in the Neck: When Should I See A Pain Physician?

Pain in the Neck: When Should I See A Pain Physician?

About two-thirds of the general population will suffer from neck pain at least once.  In most cases, neck pain is caused by a minor strain or sprain in the neck muscles or ligaments due to a “bent-forward” (kyphotic) cervical posture from sleeping improperly, driving long commutes, or […]

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