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Trigger Point Pain

Sometimes people report feeling tender or painful “knots” in their muscles. These can be places where trigger points have formed. So just what is a trigger point? By definition, a trigger point is a hypersensitive, hyper-irritable spot or nodule, found in a taut band of skeletal muscle. The good news is you don’t have to suffer from  trigger point pain. ... Read More »

Do I Really Have Carpal Tunnel?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Carpal tunnel syndrome is a nerve impingement or nerve compression condition resulting in pain that effects about 3% of women and 2% of men. Studies have shown that women are three times as likely to get carpal tunnel syndrome than men. Carpal tunnel syndrome (“CTS”) occurs when repeated bending of the wrist and hand results a repetitive ... Read More »

Tennis Elbow Anyone?

Got tennis elbow pain? You’re not alone. Approximately 1-3% of the U.S. population are affected by tennis elbow. It is a condition resulting in soreness or pain found at the outside of the arm near the elbow. This common, inflammatory condition is regularly seen in people who play a lot of tennis (or other racquet sports), with up to half ... Read More »

Whiplash

Whiplash (aka: “CAD” = Cervical Acceleration-Deceleration Syndrome) is a sudden jerking of the head by a powerful jolt to the body, where the head/neck is thrown rapidly and violently backward then forward. It is an injury most often associated with a car accident. Just how violent ? Check this out: On January 27th, 2011 blog post Dr. Greathouse of Greathouse Chiropractic reported: “ ... Read More »

Chronic Back Pain – $50 BILLION, Really?!

Got Back Pain? You’ve got plenty of company! Take a wild guess on how much people in this country spend on low back pain. Are you ready for an eye opener? It is estimated that billions of dollars – every year – $50 BILLION to be exact –is spent by people in the United States. And that’s just for low ... Read More »

Chronic Back Pain – Part 2 – DON’T WAIT!

If you do just one thing about back pain, do not play the “waiting game”.   Here is why: … if you ignore your chronic back pain for too long, available treatment options may decrease, and, depending on the severity of your back pain, it may potentially force you into surgery. This is rarely a desired pain relief solution … and ... Read More »

Chronic Back Pain – Part 4 – Pain Conditions

Sciatica, SI Joint Dysfunction, Muscle Sprains and Strains are some of the more common reasons for chronic back pain. There are numerous other low back conditions and diseases. In Part 4 of this Low Back Pain series, we’ll take a look at several of the more common problems/diseases that lead to low back issues and chronic back pain. Some diseases, like ... Read More »

Chronic Back Pain – Part 5 – Treatment/Therapy Options

So – what can you do to get rid of or reduce your chronic pain? Do you know all of your options? Well, there are many options, from seeing your primary doctor to seeing an acupuncturist to physical therapy, surgery to pecialized nutritional programs, and everything else in between As a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), diagnosing anything is not in ... Read More »

Neck Pain Relief

Following closely behind back pain and migraine/headache pain, neck pain is the 3rd most common type of chronic pain reported in the U.S. Almost a quarter of all Americans report having this type of pain. And approximately 15% of United States adults are afflicted with chronic neck pain. Multiplying that percentage by the 2014 American population … that’s just shy of 5 ... Read More »