Yearly Archives: 2010

Winter and Joint Pain

As the leaves turn, so does the weather signaling a new season. However, some notice the turning of the season not with the leaves, but rather with a return of joint pain caused by cold weather. Individuals may consider their joint pain a sign of age and try to “deal with it” until warmer weather comes to the rescue. Yet, there are many new insights into joint pain which reveal how to better enjoy the winter season pain free.

Food and Fibromyalgia: Food Tips 2

Did you know the food you eat can affect the natural rhythms of your body? For most individuals, food is used for nourishment, fulfilling our basic needs and pleasurable satisfaction. And yet, some foods can have an adverse effect on those who suffer from Fibromyalgia, a common condition characterized by long-term, body-wide pain and tender points in joints, muscles, tendons and other soft tissues.

Get a Flu Shot, Forget the Tissues

With the emergence of flu season, running noses, sniffling, fevers, and coughs seem to be taking hold of everyone we know. These symptoms coupled with the flu’s other side effects, make it a nuisance to all of its sufferers. So this year, don’t let the flu stop you!

Not Just Another Chair: How office chairs can relieve back pain

The average person spends about eight hours a day in a chair behind their desk. This long period of sitting causes many to endure mild to heavy back pain. Why does this occur? It’s all in the chair.

PHN Pain Relief in a Patch

At Non-Surgical Orthopaedics, we are now one of the only practices in the Atlanta area offering a new form of treatment for PHN, or postherpetic neuralgia (post-shingles nerve pain). Qutenza® (FDA approved November 2009) treats and manages neuropathic pain associated with a patient recovering from shingles in the form of a patch. Amazingly, a single, one-hour, localized treatment can give sufferers up to three months of relief from PHN.

Acute Chest Injuries

Chest, or thoracic, trauma is no laughing matter. Chest pain and soft tissue injuries associated with accidents (home, recreational or vehicular) accounts for over $600 billion dollars a year! In fact, almost one-third of patients admitted to trauma centers in the United States sustain serious injuries to the chest

Acupuncture: How the Needle Insertion Dissolves the Pain 4

The Chinese therapy of acupuncture began over 4,000 years ago but has only been prevalent in Western medicine for the last several hundred years. Acupuncture focuses on improving the body’s energy, or qi by clearing the meridians that carry the life force through the body. Blockages or imbalances in the body’s qi are believed to […]