You might be surprised to learn that exercise is part of almost every treatment plan for lower back pain. Movement is key to the long-term relief of back pain. The good news is that there is such a variety of exercise and fitness options that many people are able to find something that is enjoyable and effective. Here is a rundown of how exercise can benefit your back health and reduce pain.
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Treatment for Shoulder Pain - If you are experiencing shoulder pain or stiffness, the most likely culprit is the rotator cuff. This is the most common cause of shoulder injuries for adults. While many aches and pains are more common for athletes, rotator cuff injuries are known for impacting people from all walks of life. You never realize just how much you use your shoulders on a day-to-day basis until one of them starts hurting. Rotator cuff syndrome can seriously impact your life and possibly prevent you from doing your job. Take the time to get it fixed now before it gets worse.
There’s much we still don’t entirely understand about cancer, but we do know that there’s an undeniable relationship between this disease and pain, though not in all cases. The fact is that there are more than 100 different types of cancer and not all of them cause pain. It can range from mild to severe when there is pain, but the good news is that there are avenues for relief. Here’s a look at why some cancers cause pain and what we can do to help you find relief.
Cervical spinal stenosis occurs when one or more bony openings (foramina) within the neck begin to narrow and reduce space for the nerves and/or spinal cord. While rare, cervical stenosis can progress to the point of causing spinal cord compression that results in neurological deficits, called myelopathy. Here’s how this condition can cause numbness, weakness, lack of coordination, pain, and other effects on the body.
An autoimmune disorder affecting joints, including those in the hands and feet. Rheumatoid Arthritis occurs when the body’s immune system attacks the membranes around your joints and causes inflammation. This swelling often leads to pain and bone erosions. Rheumatoid arthritis is different from osteoarthritis, which occurs when the protective tissues in the joints wear down over time and with activity.
You wake to sore muscles and smile knowing that your workout certainly did its job. But if you awaken each day with persistent muscle aches and pains, the problem goes far beyond a new exercise regimen. Our team provides expert and experienced care for most musculoskeletal problems, including chronic muscle pain. In the following, we explore what may be behind your chronic muscle pain and how we can help you find much-needed relief.
Sciatica is a general term describing pain that radiates from the buttock downward into your leg along the course of your sciatic nerve. With all the sciatica treatments that are available to you, how do you decide on the best option? Treatments can range from nonsurgical methods, such as a guided exercise program and/or oral medications to more invasive options, such as injections or surgery.
Affects the Joints Connecting to Bones and is Referred to as "Wear-and-Tear" Arthritis - Osteoarthritis, also known as wear-and-tear arthritis, is a condition affecting the natural cushioning, or cartilage, between joints.
Osteoarthritis Facts & Information - Commonly found in older patients, osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease with no cure. This progressively painful disease can affect any joint in the body but it shows up mostly in your hands, neck, lower back, knees, and hips.
The role of the human brain in chronic pain disorders and mental health issues is a complex riddle that medical researchers continue to study. In the meantime, we’ve been limited in how we can address problems like neuropathic pain and depression. But recently, a drug used as an analgesic for surgery has been showing great promise in solving some of these riddles. That drug is ketamine.
When you're experiencing back pain, your impulse may be to keep your back immobile, so you don't trigger further pain. This idea seems like it would be especially true for adding resistance to your workout in the form of weight machines, free weights, or resistance bands. Studies have shown that weight training may be safe and can in fact help relieve pain when done correctly and for the right conditions. Read on to see how you may safely participate in strength training to help your back.
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