As we all know, there has been an opioid crisis plaguing our country. In America, it is estimated that approximately 11.5 million people abuse prescription drugs. In just 2016 alone, 116 people died each day from an opioid overdose. Opioids create dependency as they do not solve painful issues. This is a frightening time, but
Category: Pain Free
We’ve all been in this scenario: you’re walking down the sidewalk, when suddenly – your ankle slips off the curb. You feel an immediate twinge of pain, but you’re unsure whether or not it requires a trip to the doctor. It is true that many mild injuries can be treated with the R.I.C.E (rest, ice,
Chronic back pain persists for three months and longer. This type of pain can be due to a variety of reasons, including arthritis of the spine, aging, disc problems and myofascial pain syndrome. With arthritis of the spine, there is a slow thinning of the cartilage inside the spine which can cause pain. A herniated
One of the biggest parts of physical therapy is stretching. In almost every physical therapy treatment plan, there is some incorporation of targeted stretches. Stretching can benefit anyone – from athletes looking to improve their technique to older folks looking to relieve chronic aches and pains. Stretching not only helps with flexibility improvement; it also
If you are living with pain, you know how limiting it can be. Chronic pain, or pain lasting for three months or longer, is usually indicative of an underlying condition that needs to be treated. While medication is effective in masking pain in the short term, it won’t provide any relief in the long term.