Tag: pain

Hitting the snooze button may be a sign of poor sleep quality which is related to chronic pain.

Hitting the snooze button may be a sign of poor sleep quality which is related to chronic pain. If you are like me, hitting the snooze button is a daily ritual.   I do it as my count down for getting up and prepping myself for the day.  Others do it habitually after a poor night of sleep. Poor sleep is related to high blood pressure, a low pain tolerance, memory problems and weight problems and even difficulty staying awake when driving. A recent article written by a fascial therapist discusses the link behind those who are in chronic pain and Read More »

The science behind fascia and the pain related ailments it can cause.

  The science behind fascia and the pain related ailments it can cause. Years ago in anatomy lab, doctors in training needed to perform dissections on the human body. The purpose was to teach future doctors about how the human body is constructed.   We would first have to cut through this web of fascia that covered the muscles and organs of the body as well as the nerves. We were taught that muscles each had a specific function and that the fascia served little purpose.  Today, we now understand that the fascia is an exoskeleton that controls how we move. Read More »

In pain? Maybe you need a body mechanic.

In pain?  Maybe you need a body mechanic. Pain that does not go away is why patients call their doctor.  The doctor someone visits can vary from primary care to their chiropractor. An improper step, a fall  or a traumatic injury can cause pain. Playing sports can cause pain  Other times, you may have been woken up with acute back pain, only to find out later that you passed a stone.  The possibilities for why we hurt seem endless. Chronic problems that become acute is why most people visit their doctor.  What we are used to feeling is what we consider normal, even if it is Read More »

Our way of thinking about pain must change to resolve the Opioid Crisis according to the Daily News.

Our way of thinking about pain must change to resolve the Opioid Crisis according to the Daily News. Last night I was talking to a physician friend of mine, comparing challenging cases we had recently seen.   He mentioned a patient who had diffuse pain throughout their body which was of unknown origin.   He diagnosed the patient with Polymyalgia Rhumatica which is a medical way of describing an inflammatory disorder that causes muscle pain and stiffness.  He recommended the patient take prednisone and the next day they felt improvement, as the steroid reduced the patients pain.   What I found interesting Read More »

Can’t Sleep? What to Do When Pain Keeps You Awake, a guest post

Can’t Sleep? What to Do When Pain Keeps You Awake, a guest post Whether it’s your shoulders, back, hips, or neck, pain can prevent you from getting a full seven to eight hours of sleep. Sleep loss is no joking matter. It leads to a long list of health problems which can include obesity, diabetes, depression, and anxiety just to name a few. Getting a handle of sleep deprivation can also help you gain better control of your pain because, like most aspects of the human body, everything is connected. Sleep deprivation changes how your body functions at all levels. Read More »