Just about everyone feels pain from time to time. When you cut your finger or pull a muscle, pain is your body's way of telling you something is wrong. Once the injury heals, you stop hurting. Chronic pain is different. Your body keeps hurting for weeks, months, or even years after the injury. Doctors often define chronic pain as any pain that lasts for 3 to 6 months or more.
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Whether you’re strolling the aisles of your local drugstore or clicking around online, it’s easy to find braces meant to support your neck, back, ankle, wrist, and other joints. Should you try them? It depends. In most cases, it’s best to see your doctor first. If you use them wrong, or they don't fit the way they should, braces may do more harm than good.
When the weather warms up in the spring and summer, it’s natural to spend more time being active outside and enjoying nature. Along with all of the benefits of sunshine, fresh air and exercise, warm weather also brings more opportunities to tweak or injure the spine. Here are some tips to take care of your neck and back while resuming your outdoor adventures.
Regenerative medicine involves using your own body’s tissue to help heal disease and injury. Before we list some conditions that can be treated by regenerative medicine, it may be helpful to know a little bit more about each treatment we offer.
In America, at least 80% of the population will experience low back pain at some point in their life. Back pain is the leading complaint heard at doctors’ offices and is the number one cause of disability and missed worked days. Typically, treatment and management of back pain begin with conservative methods, such as rest, pain medication or physical therapy/physiotherapy. Although these types of conservative care help relieve pain, many cases of chronic back pain ultimately lead to invasive surgery.
The holiday season can be a challenging time for pain management. For many, the transition to colder and more blustery weather means extra aches and pains. Beyond just the winter weather, the holidays can also be a time of added stress, excessive travel, poor eating (and drinking) habits, and too little sleep. All of this can lead to inopportune pain flare-ups that put a big “bah humbug” into your season’s festivities.
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