muscle relaxing

What is a Physiatrist?

Physiatrists, or rehabilitation physicians, are nerve, muscle, and bone experts who treat injuries or illnesses that affect how you move Rehabilitation physicians are medical doctors who have completed training in the medical specialty of physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R). Specifically, rehabilitation physicians: Diagnose and treat pain Restore maximum function lost through injury, illness or disabling […]

How Muscle Relaxants Help With Low Back Pain

Low back pain is a common complaint that most of us will experience at some point in our lives. Fortunately the treatment is usually straight forward and doesn’t involve surgery. But what types of medications can really help? Most physicians acknowledge the role of anti-inflammatory medications and analgesics to treat back pain. One of the […]

How Exercise Can Reduce Pain

Cold weather makes it easier to stay indoors and skip your daily exercises. However, the pain you may be experiencing could be directly related to not getting enough exercise. Did you know daily activity can improve your overall well being as well as your mood?

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.

Trigger Point Injections + Exercise = Musculoskeletal Pain Relief

Lidocaine trigger point injections relieve musculoskeletal pain

A trigger point in a muscle is a knot that occurs when the muscle fails to relax. Normal muscles at rest are relaxed with the ability to contract or stretch; trigger points develop when the muscles are too restricted and cannot move properly. Trigger points appear for a number of reasons, including injuries, stress, inflammation, trauma or poor posture. Injections are often used to treat trigger points in the arms, legs, neck and lower back.