Holiday Traveling with Back Pain

If you suffer with back pain, daily tasks such as cooking, cleaning can be difficult and exhausting. Add to that the constant pain is invisible to those on the outside and can flare without warning.  This pain should prevent you from traveling during the holidays, it just requires some extra precautions and planning.  Fill your medications…

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5 Steps to Reclaiming Your Life After Your Chronic Pain Diagnosis

If you’ve been recently diagnosed with a chronic pain condition, you’re likely still reeling from the news. You may be shocked by your diagnosis and desperate for answers from your doctor. Being told you have a chronic pain condition can be a turning point in your life, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s all…

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Physical Therapy Tips for Driving with Back Pain

Why does doing something as simple as driving trigger low back pain, even though it’s not exactly a strenuous activity?  Well, the answer is simple, driving for long periods of time exposes the body to many different forces such as acceleration, sudden stops, and vibrations from the road.  Driving also requires the use of your…

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How to Improve Your Sleep and Quality of Life When You Deal with Back Pain

Lower back pain can negatively impact your quality of life. Not only does it make it harder to find comfort and accomplish tasks during the day, but it can also keep you from getting the much-needed rest you need at night, which, in turn, leaves you with less to give throughout the day. It’s a…

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Back Pain and Exercise

Recently a patient asked me this question: “I was at the gym during sit-ups and had back pain. Am I doing something wrong or should I avoid doing them?”   Great question! I’m glad this lady asked because as people begin to get more active, we see a big rise in the number of people…

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How to Make the Most Out of Your Physical Therapy Visits

To some people, going to physical therapy is old hat just like their hair dresser or barber. They have had multiple surgeries or injuries and the physical therapist has become part of their extended family. To others, physical therapy is the unknown, not knowing what to expect at the first and subsequent appointments. Here are a few tips…

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Get in to Shape in the New Year

Getting into shape, for many, is a daunting task.  Living in a world of fast food chains, coffee stores and bakeries at every corner, doesn’t make it any easier. Here are some helpful tips to guide you in the right direction of getting healthy! Portion Control Portion size plays a huge part in weight loss…

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How to Become Healthier, Stronger, and More Active in 2019!

The tennis shoes collecting dust, the yoga mat curled in the back of your closet, the gym membership that hasn’t seen you in months. Do you need any more proof that sticking to your exercise routine is tough?  Never fear, we’ve put together a list of tips to help you grow healthier, stronger and more…

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Five Misconceptions of CrossFit

You have probably seen, or heard, about a type of training called “CrossFit”.   You have probably also heard a lot of rumors about CrossFit and how you should, or shouldn’t take part.  Here are five misconnections about CrossFit, from Miranda, a certified CrossFit coach. CrossFit is not for everyone. This is one of the biggest…

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3 Habits That Can Make Your Knee Pain Worse

Some people blame their knee pain on old age while others blame it on the cold and rainy weather.  Maybe it just comes and goes on its own, but a lot of the time our own everyday habits can add to the knee pain that we feel.  Perhaps your knee pain is being affected by…

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