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Ways to Manage Scoliosis: National Scoliosis Awareness Month

Ways to Manage Scoliosis: National Scoliosis Awareness Month

June is National Scoliosis Awareness Month. Scoliosis is a condition of the spine, and it occurs when the spine twists or curves to one side. This curvature can pull the ribcage out of place, and strain the back muscles, causing a great deal of pain and discomfort to the patient. Unfortunately, scoliosis is a common condition that affects over 7 million people in the United States alone. Although it most often appears in children, the disease can surface at any time. Learn more about scoliosis causes, symptoms...

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Arthritis Awareness Month: What You Should Know About This Disease

Arthritis Awareness Month: What You Should Know About This Disease

Did you know that May is Arthritis Awareness Month? If you’re wondering why this disease – a common disorder that affects your joints and causes pain and inflammation – gets an entire month of attention, it’s because studies have shown that over 23% of adults in the US suffer from arthritis. That’s over 58 million people in the United States alone! When it comes to this common ailment, there are some things you should know. Namely, what the symptoms look like and how the disease progresses. Left untreated,...

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When is it Time to See a Podiatrist? Ten Signs to Look For

When is it Time to See a Podiatrist? Ten Signs to Look For

As the weather begins warming up, our ankles and feet are finally coming out of hibernation. However, your feet may not exactly be ready for beach and sandal season. Many people often put off seeing a podiatrist about problems with their feet. Whether it’s because they’re unsure of where to go, don’t know their problem is fairly common, or think what they have is normal, the truth is any pain or discomfort in your feet is not normal, and can usually be treated.  If you’re facing issues with your foot or feet,...

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Why Women Are More Likely to Experience Chronic Pain Than Men

Why Women Are More Likely to Experience Chronic Pain Than Men

March is Women’s History Month, and marks a time to honor the contributions women across the globe have made to society. But did you know that when it comes to chronic pain, women are actually more likely to suffer from chronic pain than men?  For the past twenty years, research on pain and gender has been a point of interest for many scientists. Recently, this research has expanded into how the overall pain experience is different between genders. Take a look at some key findings and differentiators below....

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Sleeping with Chronic Pain: 5 Little Known Tips to Help You Get Better Rest

Sleeping with Chronic Pain: 5 Little Known Tips to Help You Get Better Rest

Sleeping disturbances, and its chronic condition, insomnia, often go hand-in-hand with chronic pain. It’s a catch 22; pain can disrupt a good night’s rest, but lack of sleep can worsen your pain. If you have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep all night, waking early in the morning or feeling exhausted after getting a full night’s sleep, check out these tips that may help you regulate your sleep schedule. Of course, if your symptoms are severe, it’s best to consult your physician for a treatment plan that...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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