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    Chronic Pain Facts September Newsletter

    Posted on: September 19, 2018

    Chronic pain lasts. Pain is considered chronic when it continues beyond the usual recovery period for an injury or an illness. It may be continuous or come and go. Chronic pain, sometimes called persistent pain, can be very stressful for both the body and the soul and requires careful, ongoing attention to Read More…

    June is Migrane Awareness Month

    Posted on: June 18, 2018

      Face the FACTS! Chronic migraine is defined as headache on 15 or more days a month for at least three months having the features of migraine headache on at least 8 days of month Individuals with chronic migraine often experience migraines that are more severe and longer lasting even Read More…

    April Newsletter – Got the APRIL ACHES?

    Posted on: April 27, 2018

    April Showers bring more than flowers Changes in barometric pressure can cause expansion and contraction of tendons, muscles, bones and scar tissues, resulting in pain in the tissues that are affected by arthritis. The notion that weather or seasonal changes affect rheumatic diseases, especially symptoms of RA, has been prevalent and Read More…

    So many people suffer from headaches and migraines daily. Often these headaches are related to postures that cause muscle imbalances and holding patterns that produce fascial adhesions. Even in the cranium where the sutures are between the bony plates are fascial connections that can become adhered and throw out the Read More…

    Warm up before hitting the yard! Did you know that mowing your lawn with a push mower for 30 minutes could burn over 200 calories?Here are a few easy tips to warm up your muscles and joints to avoid straining your body, hopefully making your gardening and lawncare more enjoyable: Read More…

    Question: Can cervical myofascial spasms cause voice problems when speaking, such as tremors or sound of being nervous? Answer:  Yes in extreme cases or when in conjunction with another diagnosis like cervical dystonia we have seen changes with swallowing and speaking. Scaring in the anterior neck can also cause this Read More…

    Myofascial Release at Home

    Posted on: September 14, 2017

    Myofascial Release at Home Over the years, both alternative and allopathic therapists have embraced myofasial release massage as one of the best ways to ease pain, tension, and rehabilitate a number of injuries. Are you experiencing back pain, muscle tension, inflexibility or restricted blood flow? Myofascial release is what you Read More…

    Back pain Pregnancy and Myofascial Release

    Posted on: September 14, 2017

    Back pain during pregnancy is nothing new. Discomfort or even pain is something you should expect during pregnancy. There are various factors that cause back pain such as hormone changes, stress, muscle separation, weight gain, and posture changes. The primary cause of back pain is weight gain, as the growing Read More…

    “Virtual” Pain Is Real

    Posted on: July 16, 2017

    Years ago we attributed that the most unhealthy people were typically those who had careers which required hard, repetitive physical labor, repetitive activities or those who were required to travel long distances in a poor sitting position in a car or truck. The hours, weeks, months, and years with these Read More…

    Leave Your Back Pain At Home This Summer

    Posted on: July 16, 2017

    Summer vacation time is here. The excitement of warm weather and the well needed break from school or work is upon us.  As the final confirmation of your travel plans arrives, make sure you not only pack accordingly but prepare with these simple tips so you may enjoy the most Read More…