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Benefits of Dry Needling for Pain Relief

Benefits of Dry Needling for Pain Relief

by Shearly (SU)
Dry needling is a physical therapy technique that relieves myofascial muscle pain. As a component of modern acupuncture, dry needling is recognized as a safe and effective way to manage or eliminate even severe chronic pain through trigger point release. Learn more benefits of dry needling and how it could help you, below.

Exercises to Help Relieve Back Pain

Exercises to Help Relieve Back Pain

by Stephanie Meadows
If you’ve had to go to your doctor due to back pain, you know that it can get pretty bad. Back pain is actually a very common reason for a visit to the doctor, and a big reason that people end up being absent from work. When a bad low back flare-up comes along, people can be laid up for days from the debilitating pain. According to the Mayo Clinic, 80 percent of all Americans will have low back pain at least once in their lifetime. Back pain is also a leading cause of disability cases in the United States. Doctors usually turn to surgery as a last resort, and will prescribe exercise or physical therapy to help relieve chronic pain.

The Complete Guide to Lower Back Pain

The Complete Guide to Lower Back Pain

by Stephanie Meadows
Have you ever, bent over, grabbed something from a drawer, or lifted something too heavy, and suddenly you feel this sharp pain or muscle spasm in your back? Well, truth is, we don’t treat our backs the way we are supposed, as according to everydayhealth.com, back pain is the leading cause of disability in the United States.

Is it Carpal Tunnel or Arthritis?

Is it Carpal Tunnel or Arthritis?

by Stephanie Meadows
Both carpel tunnel and arthritis are common causes of hand and wrist pain. Both may cause pain and stiffness. Hand numbness and pain may worsen over time, wax and wane, affect both sides or only one, and may also be related to a particular activity such as typing. While only a qualified physician can determine if you have carpel tunnel syndrome, arthritis, or another underlying cause, there are several symptoms that can help to determine what may be causing your hand related issues.

Questions to ask your Physical Therapist (PT)

Questions to ask your Physical Therapist (PT)

by Shearly (SU)
Recovering from Injury often requires a three-step process, which includes pain relief and inflammation reduction, treatment, and rehabilitation. A big part of the rehabilitation process is physical therapy, meant to assist a person in recovering from a serious injury, by way of improving strength, mobility and fitness. Physical therapy (PT) involves the restoration of function, allowing you to regain your independence in the safest and most effective way possible. Going through the PT regimen may be an intimidating experience for some people at first, often because they might not know what to ask.