Back Pain

Do You Have PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) With Your Injury? It Is Okay, We Can Help

Yes, this is a real thing.. It is something I work with all the time in my office. In Healthcare we throw big scary terms around without a lot of education and we throw options at patients that do not put them in control such as giving them drugs or injections or surgery. The problem …

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How Pilates can improve Running Performance

Actually,  how it can improve all performance. Whether you are looking to improve running, swimming, or just walking around the block. Pilates has been shown to improve your performance from the lowest level to the highest level client. But today I want to talk about Runners!! I often get athletes (weekend warriors to competitive athletes …

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Why REST and MEDICATIONS do not work when you are in pain

I have had recent patients in the past that were going to come in to see us because of their pain and loss of being active. They went to the doctor and were told to just REST and were given some MEDICATION OR AN INJECTION. I have even had doctors tell the patients not to …

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Why medications or injections do not give you the pain relief you wanted

Ever wonder why you take pain pills and it just takes an edge off or does not work at all? Then you go to injections and it might help for 1 week to 6 months. And the pain returns, and you feel like you are back to square one or that you have no control …

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Why Core Strengthening Does Not Work When You Have Back Pain?

I do not know how many times I hear patients that come to my office who have been to numerous healthcare providers with back pain are being told they just need to strengthen their core or stretch their back and hamstrings. Other things I hear is to lose weight and that will help. You will …

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I Have Tried Everything, How Do I Know THIS Treatment Is Going To Work?

We see people all the time that have tried a lot of different healthcare providers including physical therapy and just do not get all the way better… Some know what physical therapy is and others have never tried it. There is conflicting information on what do it, or have you feel like you have exhausted …

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Good Questions to Ask to Determine if Drugs or Injections are the Right Treatment for your Pain

Have you ever hurt and then you get medications or you get injections and it does not work. Or you felt good for a 2-6 weeks and your pain returned. This is common because we feel pain 3 different ways – thermal (burns, sun burns), Chemical (inflammation), and mechanical (the mechanics are the problem). Drugs …

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The One Thing Most Healthcare Providers Don’t Do In Treating Back Pain

I spoke with a recent potential patient. We had spoken several times and I was telling him surgery was not the route he should go with his back pain based off a few questions. He could tell me what made him worse and what made him better. He was told he had stenosis and degenerative changes …

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Why Resting After Injuries Doesn’t Always Work

So often I hear my patients tell me that they hurt and the are going to rest for a while and then they should be good to be back to running or playing sports, or what ever they want to get back to doing. Or they go to the doctor and the doctor tells them …

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