Fighting Pain with Ketamine

2018-05-17T08:50:12+00:00 April 12th, 2018|Health & Wellness, Treatments|

More than 200,000 opioid addiction cases are reported every year in the U.S. Rightfully so, people are beginning to look to forms of pain management that don’t involve narcotics. One of the newest breakthroughs in pain treatment? Ketamine. Ketamine may be new in the pain management world, but it’s been around medical facilities since the [...]

Another Reason to Quit Smoking: Prevent Lower Back Pain

2018-01-26T11:26:35+00:00 December 14th, 2017|Back Pain, Health & Wellness|

The last 10 years have seen an inexplicable increase in functional disability caused by lower back pain. Despite improved treatments, pain and physical function in these patients is worsening in around 100 million U.S. patients. A simple symptom frequently devolves into a complicated condition affecting the entire central nervous system. Several studies have drawn a [...]

Diets for Chronic Back Pain

2018-01-18T16:34:31+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Back Pain, Health & Wellness, Pain Management|

Chronic back conditions are known to be more burdensome than any other syndrome, but many patients feel they have little control over their symptoms. People who suffer back pain need a balanced diet that supports bone strength, healthy cells, and good collagen formation. You have a new year ahead of you, so make it a pain-free one [...]

Great Gifts For Pain Management

2017-11-30T12:38:54+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Back Pain, Head and Neck, Health & Wellness, Pain Management|

If a loved one suffers from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, a soothing care package could offer much needed support. Chocolate cures just about every ill, of course, but a more evidence-based gift would be appreciated just as much. Gifts for Migraine Sufferers Migraines are a neuropathic and vascular condition that can last days. Their cause [...]

How Much Does Exercise Reduce Pain?

2018-01-18T16:31:00+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Conditions, Health & Wellness, Pain Management, Therapy|

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome encourages a sedentary lifestyle, but recent research suggests that curling up in bed waiting for your aches to disappear could make your condition worse. Exercise not only improves lower back pain symptoms, but reduces your odds of ever developing the problem in the first place. Positive Effects of Exercise on Back [...]

How Heavy Bags Cause Back Pain

2018-01-12T15:30:44+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Back Pain, Health & Wellness|

The average sixth grader carries 18.4 pounds in his backpack, and the average handbag carries 6.27 pounds’ worth of lipstick and keys. Nobody seems to have done any research about the weight of the average briefcase, but man bags have done more than merely embarrass the fashion police—they’ve caused an increase in back and shoulder [...]

Does Pilates Improve Posture?

2018-01-12T21:52:20+00:00 August 24th, 2017|Back Pain, Head and Neck, Health & Wellness, Pain Management|

You’d be hard pressed to find a fitness guru more obsessed with posture than your average Pilates instructor (perhaps a classical ballet instructor? We digress). Both forms of exercise focus on moving efficiently, and that requires core strength. If you’re relying on your superficial muscles to support you, you probably suffer from at least a little [...]