opioid epidemic

Don’t Join the Opioid Epidemic. How Physical Therapy Helps Ditch the Pain Meds.

March 10th, 2019

Instead of turning to pain medication to mask the pain, look to physical therapy to really feel like your old self again. A sudden injury or accident can turn a normal life totally upside-down. Whether it is a car accident, a slip and fall, or even a workplace injury, once an injury happens, it is

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Is Pain Stopping You From Getting Back in the Game?

February 10th, 2019

According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, at least 100 million Americans are living with chronic pain (pain lasting longer than three months). As if this isn’t a troubling enough trend, in recent years, physicians have been prescribing more and more prescription pain medications, including opioids. In the year 2013 alone, physicians prescribed nearly

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herniated disc

Is Your Back Pain Caused by a Herniated Disc?

January 20th, 2019

A herniated disc is a condition that occurs along the spine. Most often, it is found in the lower back. The spine is comprised of 24 bones, and five of them are found in the lower back. There are also nerves and intervertebral discs in the spine. With a herniated disc, the jelly-like nucleus begins

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