Rules to Prevent your Kids from Getting Injured in the Playground

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Playgrounds are fun and exciting places for children to build dexterity, strength, endurance and learn how to make friends. Kids are quite inventive and sometimes use playground equipment in many different ways which are unsafe. According to the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) in the United States, more than 156,000 children under age 14 are treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries occurring on public playgrounds. Many of these are preventable, or could have been less severe. Continue reading “Rules to Prevent your Kids from Getting Injured in the Playground”

Simple Walking Exercise could Rid you of Back Pain

Lower back pain is a common complaint, and treatment can often require many hours of physical therapy over multiple weekly clinic visits — a costly commitment. Now, for the 80 percent of the adult population who complain about back pain, there’s a new therapy that has shown promising results. And it starts as easily as stepping out of your door. Continue reading “Simple Walking Exercise could Rid you of Back Pain”

Running and Back Pain: What you should know

For many people, running is more than just an exercise to stay healthy; it’s a way a life. Countless patients have come into my office desperate for ways to resume running after a low back injury. It’s the “Runner’s High” – that feeling of excitement and satisfaction with running – that continues to drive people back. This is why it can be so frustrating, for runner and doctor alike, seeing low back pain continue to recur with running, forcing many to give it up for good. Continue reading “Running and Back Pain: What you should know”

Rock Climbing can Treat Back Pain

Have you ever been home, laid up with back pain and thought to yourself, “You know what would really make me feel good right now? Rock climbing!”. Yeah, me neither. The common sense in most of us would conclude that sports and activities, such as rock climbing, would only contribute to the problem. However, new research out of Germany is flying in the face of these commonly held beliefs.  Continue reading “Rock Climbing can Treat Back Pain”

Solving the Pain Puzzle – Explaining the Science Behind How Distractions Help to Relieve Pain

Has anyone ever suggested biting your tongue to distract from another source of pain? Or keeping busy at work to get your mind off other stressors? Or working out at the gym to ease tension? All of us deal with some type of stress or pain on a daily basis, whether physical, emotional, etc. To manage this, we find an own outlet that relieves the pain and keeps us going in our daily lives. Continue reading “Solving the Pain Puzzle – Explaining the Science Behind How Distractions Help to Relieve Pain”

A Guide to Managing Back Pain Post-Pregnancy

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So, the baby is born, the pregnancy is over and you are immediately able to get back to the body and health you had nine months back, right? So, after you stop laughing, the answer is right in front of you: No! Besides the obvious change in your life, frequently there are undesired reminders of the previous nine months that are still sticking around: weight, scars, pain, etc.  Continue reading “A Guide to Managing Back Pain Post-Pregnancy”