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How Does Chronic Pain Affect the Body?

How Does Chronic Pain Affect the Body?

Chances are, if you’ve ever dealt with chronic pain, you know all too well that persistent pain and its sometimes inexplicable causes can take a toll on your mental health. Besides increasing your risk for anxiety and depression, chronic pain can lead to sleep disorders, excessive stress, cognition problems and more.  When you’re dealing with pain, your only concern should be how to get back to the joys of your life as efficiently as possible. The last thing you want is to miss out on the things you enjoy most...

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Mental Health is Physical Health

Mental Health is Physical Health

Though many people typically think of the mind and body as two separate things, mental and physical health go hand-in-hand. For instance, good mental health can promote good physical wellness. On the other hand, poor mental health can negatively affect your physical health. Below, we break down just how closely related mental and physical health are to your overall well being.  How Mental Health Affects Your Physical Health Being in a good mental state can keep you healthy and stave off physical ailments. It can...

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Knee Doctor: Causes & Treatments for Knee Pain

Knee Doctor: Causes & Treatments for Knee Pain

Knee pain is one of, if not the most common musculoskeletal complaints that patients share with their knee doctor. Because we use our knees all of the time, for bending, walking and bearing the weight of our entire body, there’s a higher chance for pain and injury. Caused by overuse, injury or a degenerative disease like arthritis, there is ample opportunity for patients to experience joint pain in their knees. Fortunately, your knee doctor is well-versed in knee pain, and can help you treat your specific cause...

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Sports Injuries: The 4 Most Common in Adolescents

Sports Injuries: The 4 Most Common in Adolescents

Back to school season is officially here, which means middle and high school sports are back in full swing. As you gear up to cheer on your son or daughter from the sidelines, you may share a common worry with other parents of athletes: sports injuries. While no child ever wants to get injured, knowing what to look for and what to do if your child is injured can provide peace of mind. Check out the four most common sports injuries below, as well as easy things your child can do to help them avoid getting hurt. ...

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Chronic Pain Symptoms in Summer – How to Find Relief

Chronic Pain Symptoms in Summer – How to Find Relief

Chronic pain is a debilitating condition that affects more than 50 million Americans. Battling chronic pain is mentally, emotionally and physically draining, as it can stay with you for weeks, months or even years. In many cases, chronic pain affects more than just one area or region of the body, making it increasingly difficult to enjoy life and do the normal, everyday things that you want to do. On top of everything else, chronic pain can also be a large obstacle in helping you experience the joys of life and...

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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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