Top Bar

Scheduling: 346.800.6001 | Billing: 346.318.1500 | Medical Records: 346.318.1501
4 Common Causes of Chronic Back Pain

4 Common Causes of Chronic Back Pain

If you suffer from back pain that recurs for more than three months, what you’re experiencing is chronic back pain. If that’s the case, you’re not alone. It is estimated that more than 65 million adults report experiencing back pain at some point, while over 16 million experience the chronic condition. When your back hurts, the last thing you want to do is get up and move around. Unfortunately, chronic pain can limit your ability to do everyday tasks or take part in the activities that you love.  While people...

Read more

Pain After Exercise: Is It Serious?

Pain After Exercise: Is It Serious?

With the new year right around the corner, many of us are setting our goals and resolutions for the fresh start to come. These resolutions often include new exercise plans and fitness goals. While exercise is an incredibly important component to a healthy lifestyle, what happens if you’re experiencing pain during or after exercise? Below we walk through how to tell if your pain after movement is a problem or not.   Pain v. Soreness: What’s the Difference?   While exercise has a number of benefits,...

Read more

Managing Your Pain During the Holidays

Managing Your Pain During the Holidays

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is finally here. If you’re like many, you’re looking forward to quality time spent with loved ones, and all the tidings and goodies that this time of year brings. However, if you’re dealing with pain, it can make this busy season even more daunting and tiring. Fortunately we can help. Read below to hear our experts’ top pain management tips for the holidays.   Keep It Simple   This time of year is often the busiest for most people, so be sure you don’t bite...

Read more

What to Look For in a Pain Management Plan

What to Look For in a Pain Management Plan

Chronic pain can be a large and uncomfortable barrier to living a happy, enjoyable life. When you can no longer get up and move, engage with the world, and enjoy yourself while doing it because pain has become too big of a barrier, it’s time to seek help from medical professionals.  When it comes to your pain management plan and care team, there are a few things you should look for to ensure they’re helping you on your path to your best, most healthy, most complete self. We’ve shared what five things to look for...

Read more

6 Tips for Preventing Acute Back Pain from Becoming Chronic

6 Tips for Preventing Acute Back Pain from Becoming Chronic

Acute back pain is extremely common, though not that many people seek medical help to address it. The term acute back pain refers to a short-term occurrence, lasting from six to twelve weeks, that cannot be attributed to a specific cause. The most typical causes of acute back pain are spinal fractures, muscle or ligament strain, arthritis and herniated disc(s).  However, without determining the underlying causes of your acute back pain, it is easy for this short-term problem to become a chronic condition. We...

Read more

4 Exercises to Reduce Pain

4 Exercises to Reduce Pain

At Minivasive Pain and Orthopedics, our goal is to help you reduce or eliminate your pain so you can get back to the joys of life. Fortunately, there are exercises you can do at home, or with the help of your physical therapist, that can work to reduce your pain and give you the freedom to do what you love. These exercises include: Lying March – Hip Pain If you struggle with lower back or arthritic pain, your physical therapist will likely recommend the lying march. This exercise helps to strengthen your...

Read more

How Warm Weather Affects Chronic Pain

How Warm Weather Affects Chronic Pain

As long-time chronic pain sufferers know, changes in the weather mean changes in pain. Many pain sufferers report that weather changes, especially rain or cold, make their pain worse. However, there is evidence to suggest that hot and humid summer days are actually worse for pain than any other kind of weather.  Barometric Pressure and Pain Air pressure, otherwise known as barometric pressure, refers to the weight of the air, and it can change depending on the weather. For example, high pressure is associated...

Read more

Avoid Common Running-Related Injuries

Avoid Common Running-Related Injuries

Running is one of the most common forms of exercise, and is something many people turn to to manage stress, stay active and spend time outside. While running can be great for your health, it’s important to know how to avoid running-related injuries so you can stay on your feet and keep pain at bay. Therefore, we’ve gathered some helpful tips that you can use to avoid running-related injuries below.  #1 Buy the Right Shoes Feet come in all shapes and sizes, meaning running shoes aren’t a one-type-fits-all. Instead...

Read more

Six Tips to Manage Chronic Back Pain

Six Tips to Manage Chronic Back Pain

Whatever the cause, chronic back pain can be debilitating. It can keep you from the things and people you love most, and living with the condition can make you feel hopeless. Fortunately, there are some everyday things you can do at home to help manage, and even relieve, some of your back pain, so you can return to doing what you love most.  While none of these tips should ever replace talking to your doctor and following their care plan, these six everyday steps or changes can help you manage your pain more...

Read more

The Importance of Stretching

The Importance of Stretching

Did you know–stretching isn’t something that should just be left to runners, gymnasts and other athletes? In fact, it is something we all should be doing, every day. From keeping your muscles healthy and flexible to preventing pain, stretching regularly plays an important role in maintaining your health. If you haven’t stretched in a while, don’t worry–below we talk about the benefits of stretching, where to start and even how to do it properly.   The Benefits of Stretching For your range of motion and...

Read more