Have no FEAR. Joint noises do not mean that arthritis has set in. It is a normal findings in the pain free, painful, young and the old.
Bracing during trunk exercises and daily routines is heavily preached. Unfortunately, it tends to be misused and is not shown to be helpful in reducing pain.
Looking at Trigger Points, and how they are MORE than just a source of pain. A missing link to CORE exercises and last but not least, GOLF TUESDAY- shoulder mobility issues.
Enough is enough. You have had a nagging injury for as long as you can remember. But why? Most of the stories I hear sound something like this: “My orthopedic doctor said my rotator cuff has a tear.” “The knee is arthritic, not much they can do about it.” “I have fibromyalgia, […]
It doesn’t matter who you are; if you are an Olympic weight lifter, golfer, construction worker, or stay at home parent, you can benefit from exercises that improve mobility and endurance around your spine. The core gets a lot of love in the media. Why? Because it is freakin’ sexy that’s why! While six-pack abs […]
Buckle up for a nerdy post, Renegades. We talk ad nauseam about understanding pain. This subject is important to us, because no matter how often we discuss pain science with our patients, there are always a handful of people who say the same thing. “So you’re saying that the pain I feel […]
“I would like to make a plea. A plea to stop framing pain as the enemy, a thing to be battled, defeated, beat, eradicated. A thing not to be tolerated, to be vilified and stamped out. Perhaps our emphasis on pain as evil, pain as punishment, pain as suffering is only serving to make pain […]
It’s 3 in the morning. You awake from your sleep with a loud bang. What was that, you think to yourself. The noise was too loud to ignore, so you slowly creep to the top of the stairs. That’s when you see them – hooded silhouettes carrying your TV out the front door. Your heart starts […]
“What the F***?!” I find myself repeating this phrase over and over in clinic. My patients routinely share laundry lists of beliefs and false information related to back pain. Most of the time these ideas are adopted from the media, friends, and more often than not, medical providers. Most of these adopted beliefs only worsen symptoms […]
Today’s blog starts with an example to illustrate how powerful understanding pain can be in improving chronic pain symptoms: I had a patient this week who had, what she believed to be, low back pain that was the result of a herniated disc. She was a healthcare provider and knew anatomy and physiology […]