Pain Relief

The Right Sleep Positions for Aches and Pains

If you’ve ever pulled a muscle, pinched a nerve, or, worse, injured a disk in your back, neck or shoulder, you know how painful these conditions can be.  You also know how uncomfortable it can be to try to sleep with these conditions.  The biggest complaint of my patients that have these injuries is not […]

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Heel Spurs: Prevent Pain and Stay Active

I can’t tell you how many times patients hobble into my office complaining of a stabbing, miserable pain in their heel.  Maybe you’re experiencing the same.  When you get out of bed in the morning, the pain zings like an arrow through your heel.  It can even knock you off your balance.  The rest of […]

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Arthritis Sufferers: Studies, Users Prove It, Marijuana Diminishes Joint Pain

As an orthopedist, I see many patients with the joint pain, stiffness, and decreased mobility of arthritis.  I’ve also seen the depression and frustration of the limitations that arthritis can put on your life.  For this reason, many people have chosen to use marijuana for their symptoms instead of taking prescription arthritis drugs, or pain […]

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Easy Stretch Moves that Prevent and Relieve Back Pain

Prevent, Relieve Back Pain with Easy 1 Minute Stretches

You may be exercising several times a week doing resistance and aerobic work.  That’s good – keep it up! Yet, how often do you stretch before you do your exercise routine? A little?  None?  Many people neglect to stretch their muscles adequately before beginning their exercise routines or even doing a job that involves physical […]

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New Thoughts On Old Back Pains

As an orthopedic doctor, I frequently see patients with chronic back pain from a variety of causes – sciatica, herniated discs, fractures, muscle sprains, etc.  Although the pain these patients feel is real, caused by physical conditions in their back, new light has recently been shed on the brain as a reason why their back […]

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shoulder pain can be sign of gallstones

Shoulder And Back Pain? Check Your Gallbladder!

Every now and then one of my patients will call me complaining of a kind of strange, uncomfortable pain in their right neck and shoulder blade area. Most often, they also don’t feel well either – a little nauseated, maybe a little stomach pain and don’t feel much like eating.  They’re often shocked when I […]

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Older Joints: Pain And Stiffness Not Necessary

Stereotypical perceptions of people over 50 that we see in movies and television generally characterize them, somewhat humorously, as having sore and creaky joints, always complaining to their friends and family about their “old bones”. Now, mind you, I’m not talking about people who suffer from real, medical conditions like arthritis or other bone and […]

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Prevent Back Pain, Sit The Right Way

I don’t know how many of my patients come in with constant lower back pain to some degree. They’ve tried muscle relaxants, stretching, heating pads, but somehow it always returns. There isn’t anything really wrong with their backs. They didn’t injure themselves in any way, haven’t been over-exercising, or doing heavy house or outdoor work, […]

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This Is One Needle You’ll Be Happy To Get!

Having Arthritis can change your whole life. Not only do you have to endure the suffering from joint pain but your lack of ability to move freely can damper your lifestyle. Whether you love to work in your garden, go for a hike, dance the night away, or simply climb a flight of stairs, arthritis can make your favorite activities seem impossible.

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The Amazing Health Benefits Of Acupuncture

Sometimes patients will come to me and are often surprised when I refer them to an acupuncturist for relief of chronic conditions rather than trying another prescription. Although there are times when a prescription is appropriate, I prefer to start treating a condition as naturally as possible and then add prescription drugs, if necessary, as […]

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Sciatica- Don’t Let Sciatic Pain Bench Your Activity

Like some of my patient’s over 40, you may begin to experience pain on one side of your hips/buttocks, some numbness or tingling running down your leg, or even weakness in your legs. You may find it increasingly harder to sit comfortably or even have sharp pain when trying to stand or walk. If this […]

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What To Do About Calf Pain

One of the most common complaints I hear from my patients, especially the very active ones, concerns calf pain. I’ve even experienced it myself on occasion after a strenuous workout. Calf pain can range all the way from mild to excruciating and be kind of frightening, especially when it strikes in the middle of the […]

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