Are You Making Your Pain Worse?

If you suffer from chronic pain, it can be disabling and disrupt your life. Although it is difficult to treat chronic pain, the pain can be managed through a variety of methods. However, during the course of your pain treatment, there may be some setbacks that you experience. Some things that people do can actually […]

Keeping Up a Healthy Lifestyle Pays Off in Added Years

So how much of a benefit might you get from exercising, eating right and avoiding vices like smoking? New research from Sweden suggests that healthy living into old age can boost life spans by several years.   The study sought to determine how healthy living affects people aged 75 or older. The researchers, from the […]

Treating Migraine Headaches

Migraines are severe, painful headaches that are generally incapacitating. Unlike a tension headache, which does not usually stop you from your daily activities, a migraine can cause someone to seek medical treatment or even go to the ER. In general, there are two different kinds of treatment that can be used for migraine headaches. Abortive […]

How to Train for a Triathlon

Summertime is the right time for setting goals and accomplishing things you may never have dreamed of. If you have ever considered trying out for a Triathlon, consider these helpful tips to increase your chance of success.     Train in each event. You are going to swim, ride and run. Therefore, each week, you […]

Tips for a Healthy Back

A combination of high-calorie diets, inactive lifestyles and increasing hours in front of the desk or computer have caused more and more Americans to gain weight, putting them at risk for chronic health problems, such as back pain and arthritis.   The following highlights some quick and easy lifestyle tips for back pain sufferers at […]

Lighten Your Load With Lifting Weights

Doing more repetitions with less weight builds muscle and increases strength just as effectively as training with heavy weights, a new Canadian study indicates. The critical factor in muscle gain is pushing yourself to the point of fatigue, according to the researchers at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. They examined how different combinations of weight […]

Treating Chronic Pain

Treating chronic pain can be challenging. Often the reason for the pain is not clear, and it may take several types or combinations of treatments before you find relief. When treatment is started, some people may have increased pain because their chronic pain has caused them to be inactive and they have lost strength and […]

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 […]

Botox Injections for Muscle Pain Relief 2

BOTOX® is a therapeutic muscle-relaxing agent that works at motor nerve endings (nerves that lead to muscles). It is in a class of drugs called neurotoxins. When considering neurotoxin therapy, it is important to understand how the product works, the history of its use in patients, its protein content, and possible side effects. This information […]

10 Dumb Things Patients Do At The Doctor’s Office

Here are the Top 10 things patients do to mess up their own care: 1. You talk on your cell phone. This is your health we’re talking about. Other calls can wait. Turn the thing off. 2. You lie. We need to treat you the best way we can, so if you’re gay, say so. […]