What Is Causing My Low Back Pain?

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80% of people will suffer with back pain at some point in their lives.  Back pain is the single biggest reason for disability worldwide.  Still, even with so many suffering, low back pain can be misunderstood and misdiagnosed.  


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Pain Relief From Massage Therapy

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Have you thought about adding massage therapy as a way to help manage chronic pain?  If not, maybe you should. Studies show that massage therapy can actually help your physical, mental and emotional self.


What you need to know about trigger points and their treatment

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What are trigger points? They are small, tender knots that form in muscles or fascia. They can produce local or referred pain and decreased range of motion. Sometimes they can cause tension headaches, joint pain, leg and upper and lower back pain. Where do they most often develop? Most often you will find trigger points [...]

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Understanding Osteoarthritis

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One of the most common forms of arthritis is Osteoarthritis (OA).  About 27 million Americans are suffering with OA.  When the cartilage in the joints begins to break down, the bones rub together which causes pain and reduced movement.  According to the Arthritis Foundation, risk factors for OA are aging, obesity, previous joint injury, overuse [...]


Why Quick Workouts Are Just As Good 

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Finding 30 minutes a day can be difficult for some of us.  Sure on the weekends we can find time for a longer workout, but what if we can only find 10 minutes a day during the week.  Are we still getting healthy with just short bursts of workouts?  According to WebMd, the answer is [...]

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Family Friendly Fitness

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Staying active isn’t just for you, it’s for your whole family.  Sometimes it’s hard to get everyone in on the fun.  Here are a few quick tips on how you can get the whole family involved and being active.


8 Health Tips For Fall

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As the weather begins to cool down and we bring out our scarves and gloves, we get excited that fall is on it’s way.  Even though most people contribute holiday weight gain exclusively to holiday celebrations, the truth is that it’s not just the holidays that are at fault, it’s the time leading up to [...]

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Repetitive Motion Injuries

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Also called repetitive strain injuries, a repetitive motion injury occurs when a repeated activity causes microscopic tears to tissues.  If the body cannot repair the tear, inflammation can occur which causes pain.  It is a very common injury and they make up over 50% of the athletic injuries seen by a doctor.  A repetitive motion [...]