Monthly Archives: April 2012

Stress Feeds Pain: Sleep Disorders

Sleep is an important bodily function, but it is difficult to get the sleep we need to be well-rested in our society. Many adults report problems sleeping; stress in our lives makes the problem worse and puts us at risk for the development of sleep disorders. Over half of people with anxiety disorders also report […]

What is Chronic Pain?

Tens of millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain — pain that lasts longer than six months. Chronic pain can be mild or excruciating, episodic or continuous, merely inconvenient or totally incapacitating.     With chronic pain, signals of pain remain active in the nervous system for weeks, months, or even years. This can take […]

Prolotherapy-An Emerging Treatment for Musculoskeletal Pain and Injuries

Prolotherapy (or Regenerative Injection Therapy) was originally used by Hippocrates over 2500 years ago to help a javelin thrower’s shoulder pain. The concept was investigated, utilized, and refined by George Hackett, MD, over 70 years ago, and has been used by many other physicians since, including the former Surgeon General of the United States, C. Everett […]

The Importance of Proper Body Mechanics for Physical Labor

Proper body mechanics is of major importance when engaging in physical labor. Your back and spine depend on proper body mechanics to remain healthy and fully functional. The key to utilizing proper body mechanics in the work place is to learn how to properly lift or move objects without causing undue stress to your body. Lifting You […]