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What Does an Occupational Therapist Do?

Posted by Staff on April 28, 2021

Occupational Therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health and prevent - or live better with - injury, illness, or disability.

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Topics: Services, Healthy Lifestyle, Pain Management

Is It Safe to Go to the Chiropractor?

Posted by Staff on July 27, 2020

During this new season of COVID-19, social distancing, and working from home, many people are feeling a lot more stress, which can lead to negative affect on our bodies. The obvious are weigh gain, lack of sleep, and lethargy, but our bones and muscles can also suffer. Many people are used to going to the chiropractor to help them deal with stress and other issues, but is this even an option?

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Topics: Pain Management, Covid-19

Ways to Avoid and Manage Pain

Posted by Staff on March 26, 2018

Everyone feels pain from time to time. It is your body's way of telling you that there is something wrong. When the injury heals, the pain goes away. Chronic pain is different. When you are suffering from chronic pain, it lasts for months and even years. According to WebMDthere are several types of chronic pain. A few of the most common sources of chronic pain include:

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Topics: Pain Management

Understanding Different Types of Pain

Posted by Staff on June 27, 2017

Pain is a sign that there is something wrong in your body and often times, it can make you miserable. What you may not know is that all pain is not created equal. There are several different types of pain that are caused for a variety of reasons. If you are able to understand what type of pain you're suffering from, you will have a better idea of what type of doctor you would see and how the pain would be treated.

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Topics: Pain Management

Should You Visit a Health Care Clinic if You're in Chronic Pain?

Posted by Staff on June 23, 2017

Do you suffer from chronic pain? We're not talking about the pain you might feel whenever you pull a muscle or cut a finger. Chronic pain is any pain that continues for weeks, months, or years. This is the kind of pain that drags on and on and affects your everyday life as well as your mental health. You might be waiting your pain out at home because you've had the flu recently, or you might be recovering from an injury and you are waiting for the pain to go away.

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Topics: Pain Management

3 Things to Avoid If You Have Chronic Pain

Posted by Staff on April 28, 2017

Chronic pain is pain lasting 6 months or longer. The most common cause is the spine, and the various nerves attached to it. Living with chronic pain can be unbearable. It affects the way you sleep, how you go about your day, what activities you can participate in, and even how much you eat.

Managing chronic pain is difficult, especially if the cause is unknown or has no cure. While we’ve written some tips on managing pain, we’d like to give you some insider advice on what not to do if you have chronic pain.

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Topics: Pain Management

What Are NSAIDs? How to Safely Manage Pain [Part 2]

Posted by Staff on March 24, 2017

Pain killers are known as analgesics in the medical world. There are different kinds of analgesics, but only two main classes: narcotic and non-narcotic (also known as non-opioid analgesic).

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Topics: Pain Management

How to Safely Manage Pain with Non-Narcotic Medications [Part 1]

Posted by Staff on March 20, 2017

No pain no gain? No thanks! Pain is the jack of all trades in the homeostasis business. It’s your body notifying your brain there’s a problem; that something needs extra attention from you. You have several options in how you choose to manage your pain. While there are strong painkillers on the market, it’s hazardous to the human body during long term use.

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Topics: Pain Management

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