It’s the Weekend and Your Back “Went Out…”

Almost all adults will suffer from some bout of back pain at some point in their lives. You could be performing a routine activity, or trying something completely new, and before you know it, you’re on the floor in pain. This can be an extremely scary situation, especially if this is your first episode of […]

Waking Up With a Crick in the Neck?

Neck pain can pop up overnight, sometimes, without any inciting events. The severity of the pain can be mild to severe, but often the cause is hard to find. Conventional imaging including MRI and X-ray may find anatomical changes in the joints and discs, but these may not always directly correlate to your pain. As […]

Poor Posture & Shoulders that Snap, Crackle and POP!

Often times, multiple shoulder movements can cause clicking or popping in the shoulder. While these may be alarming to hear, most of the time, they are relatively normal joint sounds. An easy solution to this is to correct your posture, then move your shoulders around again. Finding the right “alignment” between your neck, shoulder blades, […]

Sport Related Knee Injuries and Your Children

A sport related knee injury is one of the most common injuries in kids. If your child has a knee injury while playing, the first thing you want to do is look at the knee for signs of swelling, bruising, redness, dislocation or deformity. You also want to look for a pulse by the foot. […]

Are Healthy Whole Grains…Healthy??

Grains are foods including bread, pasta, cereals, oats, bran, and barley. While these foods are generally recommended and touted as heart healthy and full of fiber, there may be better options in this area. Although these foods are staples in the American diet, they don’t quite pack as powerful of a nutritional punch as fruits […]

Even Sleeping Can Be a Painful Experience for Sciatica Sufferers

The sciatic nerve is the largest single nerve in the body, with individual branches weaving throughout the limbs and torso. When inflammation occurs among its various branches, it can cause widespread pain throughout the lower extremities. Inflammation is the most common culprit behind this discomfort and can be attributed to herniated or ruptured intervertebral discs.1 […]

Frequently Asked Questions About Osteoarthritis

What is osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis, a combination of several conditions that damage the joints in between the bones of the human body. The areas where bones meet are usually covered in cartilage, a soft tissue that allows bones to move against one another without causing any discomfort. In […]

What You Should Know About Sleeping with Sciatica Pain

Living with sciatica pain can be challenging, particularly when it comes to getting a good night’s sleep. While there are not any clear-cut solutions for people experiencing sciatic nerve pain, we are listing down some tips that may provide you enough pain relief to sleep through the night.  What is Sciatica Pain and its Causes? […]

Osteoarthritis vs. Rheumatoid Arthritis

There are more than 100 types of arthritis, but the two most common are Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Osteoarthritis (OA) The Most Common Form What Is It? Cartilage prevents bones from painfully grating at joints when a person moves. That cartilage can break down over time due to a lifetime of use or an injury. […]

American Heart Month

During this month, the American Heart Association will focus on women with “Go Red for Women,” an educational movement about women and cardiovascular disease. Each year cardiovascular diseases claim the lives of nearly 500,000 women. For all of the women who have been affected by cardiovascular disease, participate in National Wear Red Day.