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Why Do I Have Shoulder Pain? What Treatments Are There?

The shoulder consists of several joints, muscles, and tendons that allow us to have a wide range of motion. If you experience pain in your shoulder, it can be frightening and frustrating. No one wants to lose their mobility. There are many things that can contribute to shoulder pain. The pain could be temporary, or it might be there to…

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What is Psoas Syndrome and How Can Physical Therapy Help?

Psoas syndrome is a rare and often misdiagnosed condition that presents itself as chronic lower back pain. This condition occurs when the psoas muscle becomes injured and anyone can get it, but runners and athletes are more likely to get injured. The psoas muscles are up to 16 inches long and extend from each side of your spine to connect…

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Traction Therapy in Chiropractic Care

Chiropractors specialize in providing treatments to remedy their patients’ body pain without surgery or medications. Most chiropractors’ treatments involve spinal manipulation and holistic methods to treat spinal alignment. One of those treatments is traction therapy. Almost every person suffers from some form of back pain in their life. Problems can occur with lifting heavy objects, prolonged sitting, accidents, and sedentary…

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Winter Safety Tips to Help Avoid Injury

The winter months bring a variety of personal injury risks. Being prepared for the changes in a person’s activities because of the shorter and colder days will help reduce the risk of severe bodily harm.   The most common injuries during the winter months are from falls, shoveling ice and snow, automobile accidents, and winter sports. These traumas to the…

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Do I Need to See a Chiropractor or Orthopedist?

Body pain can be unbearable, and when we hurt, it’s difficult to know where to get the best help. Having information about chiropractors and orthopedists can help define where to start the healing process. Chiropractors The Chiropractic practice is a regulated health care profession. Chiropractors have graduated from accredited chiropractic colleges and are honored with a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree.…

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Help for Hip and Joint Pain

Hip and joint pain is difficult to ignore. The victims endure the pain with every movement until the road to healing is mapped out by a specialist. Many circumstances of hip and joint pain benefit from non-surgical treatment as the first option. Patient education and behavior modification has been successful in reducing pain and swelling without surgery.   Programs and…

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Winter Wellness: Keeping Up Healthy Habits This Season

Winter months are known for the increase of cold, flu, and other respiratory viruses. The days are shorter, and it’s cold outside, so humans retreat to the indoors. Staying indoors with artificial warmth, closed windows, and proximity to other (possibly virus-infected) humans, stresses the immune system. As a result, the vicious cycle of illness remains in effect. Humans can take…

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Why Do My Ribs Hurt After a Car Accident?

The first thing you should do after a car accident is check yourself and anyone else involved for injury. Collisions often cause damage to both your car and your body – and some damage isn’t always visible at first blush. For example, many people find themselves asking this question after a fender bender: “Why do my ribs hurt?” Possible Injuries…

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5 Reasons You Would Need to Seek Physical Therapy

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) defines a physical therapist as a trained healthcare professional who can help patients manage their pain, restore physical movement, prevent disability, and diagnose mobility abnormalities. Physical therapists are critical in helping patients achieve their goals and lead full, independent lives. They can be found in many healthcare centers, including private practices, hospitals, schools, rehab…