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Can Physical Therapy Relieve My Sciatica for Good?

Sciatica isn’t a condition; it’s a symptom of a pinched or inflamed sciatic nerve. You need to resolve the underlying problem to kick sciatica to the curb for good. Keep reading to discover if physical therapy can do the trick.
Jul 13th, 2023

The Link Between Stress and Chronic Pain

Which came first, your stress or your pain? It can be hard to tell, because these problems are like two sides of the same coin. Keep reading to discover the connection between pain and stress and how to unlink them.
Jul 2nd, 2023

Life After Spinal Cord Stimulation

The spinal cord stimulator can be a life-changing solution for folks who’ve tried everything else to relieve chronic pain. If you’re one of them, here’s what you can expect after your SCS implantation.
May 4th, 2023

Signs Your Pain Is Actually Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia symptoms are so widespread, general, and hard to describe that even doctors have trouble diagnosing it. But fibro pain has some distinct characteristics that give it away — here’s how to spot them.
Apr 10th, 2023

Why Diabetics Are More Prone to Neuropathy

With diabetes, you have to monitor your blood sugar, diet, and exercise to ward off serious complications like neuropathy. Here’s what you need to know about the link between high blood sugar and nerve damage.
Mar 14th, 2023

Do I Qualify for a Pain Pump?

When you’ve tried everything to relieve your pain, but nothing works, you may be a good candidate for a pain pump. Keep reading to find out what it is and how it works.
Feb 14th, 2023

How PRP Can Heal Your Body

Your body comes equipped to heal itself, but sometimes it needs a helping hand. Find out how platelet-rich plasma therapy can boost your body’s healing potential and help you rehab faster and more completely.
Jan 10th, 2023

What Are My Treatment Options for Scoliosis?

A curve in your spine — scoliosis — can affect your appearance, breathing, and gait, so ignoring it isn’t possible, but treating it is. Keep reading to discover the many ways we can address scoliosis.
Dec 8th, 2022

How Intensive Cardiac Rehab Can Help You Lose Weight

After a heart problem, you need to make some life changes, but it’s not easy to do it alone. That’s why we offer the Pritikin Intensive Cardiac Rehab program. And while it helps improve your heart health, it also helps you lose weight. Here’s how.
Oct 6th, 2022

Understanding Postherpetic Neuralgia

If you’ve had shingles — that painful rash caused by the chickenpox virus — you may be in store for a lingering complication called postherpetic neuralgia. Here’s a closer look at this condition and what you can do about it.
Aug 1st, 2022

Why You Shouldn't Ignore Recurrent Abdominal Pain

Any pain that doesn’t go away and stay away is a red flag. If you have belly pain that keeps coming back, don’t brush it off — it could indicate a serious medical condition. Here’s what it might be and what you can do about it.
Jul 1st, 2022

5 Important Benefits of a Pain Pump

If you take a pain pill, it has to travel a long way before it gets to the location of your injury. But a pain pump bypasses your digestive tract and goes straight to work. Here’s why that matters.
Jun 1st, 2022

Can Injections Help My Joint Pain?

When your joints hurt, your whole world comes to a screeching halt. Sometimes, OTC pain relievers can get you moving again, but when they don’t, injections might do the trick. Here’s a look at several joint injections that may ease your pain.
May 5th, 2022

5 Telltale Signs of Arthritis

Arthritis isn’t a single condition — it’s an umbrella term for more than 100 different types of joint pain. But you can tell arthritis is setting in because they all have these five symptoms in common.
Apr 3rd, 2022

Why Are Whiplash Symptoms Often Delayed?

It seems like your car accident happened in a split second, but the effects on your body may linger much longer. Some you may not even notice for a few days — like whiplash. Here’s why this neck injury is on a different clock.
Mar 2nd, 2022

Recovering from a Rotator Cuff Injury

Rotator cuff injuries can be either acute or degenerative, with sudden, intense shoulder pain or mild pain that gets worse over time — but both types take a while to heal. Here’s what to expect if you’ve torn your rotator cuff.
Feb 7th, 2022

Understanding the Different Types of Hernias

Your skin and abdominal muscles protect your internal organs, but when those tissues give way, your organs can push through and bulge out — a condition called a hernia. Here’s how to spot the different types and what to do if you get one.
Jan 11th, 2022

Can Anything Help My Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?

Do you have an arm or leg that’s in constant and unexplained pain, changes color, and is super sensitive to temperature changes? Sounds like complex regional pain syndrome. And yes, there’s a treatment for that.
Dec 7th, 2021

Is Physical Therapy Painful?

When you’re in pain, the last thing you want to do is subject yourself to more pain. So, when you hear you need physical therapy, it’s normal to wonder if it’s going to hurt. Here’s some straight talk about PT and pain.
Oct 6th, 2021

When to Consider a Pain Pump

When pain takes over your life and nothing seems to work, you may be a good candidate for a pain pump. Keep reading to find out when we recommend this device and what it can do for you.
Sep 6th, 2021

4 Signs of Neck Arthritis

No matter which joint gets arthritis, it’s a real pain in the neck. But if it’s really a pain in your neck, it may be neck arthritis. Here are some telltale signs.
Aug 1st, 2021

Understanding Fibromyalgia

If you have fibromyalgia, you know what it’s like to live with chronic, widespread pain, headaches, and a foggy brain. Here we take a deeper dive into the history of and science behind this chronic condition.
Jul 7th, 2021

Common Causes of Spinal Stenosis

Width matters. For instance, a narrow waist is good; a narrow mind is bad. When it comes to your spine, narrowing is definitely a negative, as it means you have spinal stenosis. But how did you get it? Here are the common culprits.
Jun 16th, 2021

What Are the Treatment Options for Whiplash?

Like the crack of Indiana Jones’ whip, a rear-end car crash makes your neck neck snap forward and back with such great velocity and force that it can easily damage the soft tissue within. Here’s what to do for whiplash.
May 6th, 2021

4 Types of Neuropathy

When you cut your finger, your nerves send signals to your brain telling it where the pain is. But when your nerves are damaged, the nerve itself becomes the source of pain. This is called neuropathy. Learn how to spot the four main types of nerve pain.
Apr 5th, 2021

5 Tips for Preventing Sports Injuries

It’s hard to imagine life without sports. They entertain, provide exercise, teach valuable lessons, and for pros, serve as a source of income. But all that comes at a cost — frequent injuries. Here’s how to keep playing and avoid the pain.
Mar 8th, 2021

Are You a Candidate for a Spinal Cord Stimulator?

When all the at-home tricks fail, and even medicine and surgery can’t stop your pain, you may need to override your nerves and stop the pain at its source. Find out if spinal cord stimulation can turn off your pain.
Feb 12th, 2021

Why Exercise Is So Important in Managing Joint Pain

When you feel pain, you stop moving — common sense, right? Not always. It depends on what type of pain you’re feeling. Find out how activity is actually the remedy for, not the cause of, some joint pain.
Jan 11th, 2021

The Role Weight Plays in Your Disc Health

The list of complications from being overweight runs long, with diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension at the top. What you may not know is that every extra pound you carry also risks hurting your discs — here’s how.
Dec 16th, 2020

When to Seek Medical Care for Neck Pain

There’s a reason people use the phrase “a pain in the neck” so often — it’s the perfect way to describe things that annoy you and cause discomfort and distress. But it’s more than a cliché. Find out when that crick in your neck needs medical care.
Nov 8th, 2020

Understanding Spinal Stenosis

Your body is slowly shrinking. As you age, your muscles, heart, brain, and sex organs decrease in size with no consequence. But when your spine narrows, it really hurts. Here’s what you need to know about spinal stenosis.
Oct 11th, 2020

Using Regenerative Medicine to Manage Abdominal Pain

If abdominal pain has you hunching over in agony and missing out on daily activities and important life events, you not only need relief, you need a lasting solution. Here’s how regenerative medicine can deliver both.
Sep 22nd, 2020

Immediate Help for Your Whiplash Injury

Car crashes are the most common cause of whiplash, but not the only one. Anything that jerks your head back-and-forth can give you the same pain in the neck, like falling, being shaken, or colliding in sports. Here’s what to do if it happens to you.
Aug 18th, 2020

Is There Any Cure for Fibromyalgia?

You ache all over but have nothing to prove it. Medical tests come back negative, and doctors just shrug their shoulders and send you to yet another specialist. All you want is a cure for the pain of fibromyalgia. Is there any hope?
Jul 21st, 2020

Am I A Candidate for a Pain Pump?

Chronic pain affects every aspect of your life — mental, emotional, relational, and physical — and robs you of activity, freedom, and joy. But a pain pump can put you back in control. Find out if you’re a candidate.
Jun 24th, 2020

Understanding the Different Types of Neuralgia

When you feel a sudden shooting pain or burning sensation but there’s no obvious reason, you may have neuralgia — but what kind? Here are the many faces of neuralgia and all you need to know about them.
May 29th, 2020

The Importance of Physical Therapy in Battling Pain

It hurts to move, so you don’t move. Makes sense, right? Think again. Staying put can actually put you on a cycle of less mobility and more pain. Get off the merry-go-round with physical therapy.
Apr 9th, 2020

Injection Therapy for Joint Pain

Creaky knees, achy elbows, and stiff shoulders can make it hard to do the things you love. And the pain makes it hard to do the rehab required to heal and recover. Find out how injection therapy can alleviate joint pain and turn your life around.
Feb 29th, 2020

Understanding Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome

Occasional pain is a part of life. Aches come and go. But if you have nagging pain in one extremity for more than a few months, it could be chronic regional pain syndrome. Here’s what you need to know.
Jan 31st, 2020

Why It's So Important to Catch Scoliosis Early

Between 6-9 million Americans live with scoliosis. And, while it can affect people of all ages, it’s most common in children between 10-15 years of age. Keep reading to learn why early detection is key when it comes to managing this common condition.
Nov 30th, 2019

Here's How Your Weight Affects Your Sciatica Pain

Since sciatica most often results from a herniated spinal disc, any factor that contributes to herniation raises your risk. Additional body weight can often create forces on your joints that are much greater than the amount of weight itself.
Sep 30th, 2019

The Dangers of Tech Neck

Do you have constant tension and pain in your neck? It could be connected to living in a digital world where we fixate on small screens for hours at a time. Find out if “tech neck” could be the root of your pain.
Aug 15th, 2019

Dealing With Nerve Pain When You Have Diabetes

Living with diabetic nerve pain, or peripheral neuropathy, can be debilitating. While the first step is managing your blood sugar, there are other things you can do to help ward off your pain and the progression of symptoms.
Jun 4th, 2019