‘pain relief’ Posts

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Client Review: “…pain free and able to start exercising…”

The most important line in this Yelp review is “…I was pain free and able to start exercising again“. A pattern I see all too often is that when people start to experience discomfort and pain in their bodies, they stop being as active. It’s natural. It’s hard to be active when we’re in pain,

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New CDC Guidelines for Chronic Pain Relief & Opioid Use

In an effort to stem a rising tide of opiate addiction and overdose deaths, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced new opioid usage guidelines for physicians treating patients with chronic pain conditions. 2014 saw a record-breaking number of opioid overdose deaths, and 1 in 4 people with a chronic pain condition

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Oregon Medicaid Adds Therapeutic Massage For Pain Relief

In the course of seeking treatment for chronic back pain, many people end up being prescribed strong opioids like Vicodin or OxyContin. Not only does this fail to actually treat the problem, but there is also a high risk of addiction to opioid pain-killers. This has become a growing problem nationwide and particularly in Oregon

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Sponsor Me in a 24-Hour Yogathon!

Next month I’ll be participating in a 24-hour “yogathon” to help raise money for Asheville Community Yoga‘s building expansion project. I’ll spare you all the nitty gritty details about ACY and their expansion (you can read it all here or watch the video below), but what I will do is take a minute to share

Physical Therapists Say ‘Goodbye’ to Heating Pads?

Clients routinely ask what they can do on their own for pain relief. My recommendation for everyone is exercise and yoga (for increased strength, balance, and flexibility), but I also recommend heat in some cases too. A heating pad, steam room, or hot bath can be great for your tissue. Muscles that are chronically tight

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“Text Neck” & Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

“Text neck” is a term that’s becoming more popular to describe general neck pain associated with texting. Text neck isn’t just a result of texting but includes widespread smartphone and tablet use in general. A recent segment on Huffington Post’s “Screen Sense” provides a brief overview into the problems screens (computers, phones, and tablets) are

Are Glucosamine & Chondroitin Supplements A Scam?

Glucosamine and chondroitin are two popular supplements commonly used to reduce join pain and promote overall joint health. Many massage lubricants formulated for “joint health” and consumer arthritis products contain glucosamine and/or chondroitin. (Arthritis┬ácauses pain, swelling and stiffness in joints and damages cartilage over time.) However, recent osteoarthritis studies show that these supplements may not