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
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
If we were the betting type, we’d guess most of the people reading this are sitting down right now. It’s not a wild stretch of the imagination—most Americans spend around 12 hours per day sitting. Unfortunately, this kind of excessive sedentary behavior has been linked with an increased risk for chronic disease and early death.
When you wake up in the morning, do you feel achy and stiff? Does it feel as if your body is being weighed down by a pile of bricks? It is normal to wake up with aches and pains from time to time – perhaps you overdid it at the gym the day before, perhaps
Almost everything a child needs at school can be found in one place—their back. From books and notepads to pens and a laptop, a child’s backpack includes all the supplies they need to succeed. But did you know that these backpacks could be the underlying cause for spinal pain in your child? That hundreds of
Have you been diagnosed with arthritis? If so, you know how debilitating it can be. Arthritis is a joint disorder that causes them to become inflamed, and it affects millions of people every year. In fact, it is the most commonly reported chronic illness across the nation. When the joints become inflamed, it can lead
Getting daily exercise doesn’t have to be an “all or nothing” scenario, even though it may sometimes seem like it. Perhaps you had a long day at work, or you have to spend time driving your kids around to their extracurricular activities, or maybe it’s raining and thundering and you simply don’t have the energy.
Stretching is a very important part of physical therapy. In fact, most physical therapists will incorporate some sort of targeted stretches into the treatment plans they create. While strength and endurance exercises are also undoubtedly important parts of physical therapy, stretching can benefit anyone, whether you are an athlete or someone trying to manage their
The minute you feel that familiar pain and pressure coming on, you know you’re in for a bad time. Headaches are regrettable commonplace in today’s world, with 80 to 90 percent of Americans enduring a tension headache at some point or other. But while some headaches are caused by biochemical imbalances, hypertension, tumors or other