Maybe your doctor has one, maybe your friend speaks highly of hers, maybe you’ve never seen one in real life, but chances are at some point you will come in contact with a Physician Assistant.
Remember the old Apple campaign “There’s an app for that.”? It turns out, they may have been right. Nowadays we can track our calories, our sleep and our lives on our smart phones. There’s even app for chronic pain sufferers.
There’s no prettier place in the world than the Pacific Northwest on a sunny day. Parks and trails fill with people soaking up the sun and checking out the beauty of nature.
When you think of taking medicine to ease your chronic pain, the image of swallowing a pill probably comes to mind. But there are different ways to ingest medication, including the use of topical pain relievers. Topical pain relievers are medications applied to the skin.
A common ailment of pregnant women is chronic back pain. There are a number of reasons back pain plagues mothers-to-be. The body is gaining weight, and the spine now has to support that excess weight. Also, pregnancy can shift your center of gravity and cause you to adjust your posture.
You’ve heard over and over again the health benefits of drinking water. Clearer skin and weight loss have been attributed to drinking 10-14 glasses of water daily.
The right mattress can mean the difference between a good night’s sleep, pain free, and a night of tossing and turning, only to wake up with a kink in your back. Mattresses are a personal choice, and the wrong one can lead to sleeplessness and worsening chronic pain, especially in your back.
Sitting at a desk, hunched over a keyboard for eight hours probably isn’t anyone’s idea of a good time, but did you know it could also be bad for your health? Those 40 hours spent sitting in the same position each week can have a debilitating effect on your back, neck and joints, which can lead to chronic pain over time
Shoes are a fashion choice for many women. High heels, sandals, wedges and flats, there’s a shoe for every outfit and every personality. But if you suffer from chronic back pain, your shoes could be part of the problem.
Vitamins come from many sources. From the calcium in your milk, to the rays of sun hitting your face as your walk your dog, vitamins help your body stay healthy and ward off disease. By working from the inside out, vitamins help to strengthen your immune system.
Obesity is linked to dozens of health risks. From high blood pressure, to diabetes, to sleep troubles, being extremely overweight can affect your quality of life from morning till night. Obesity can also take a toll on your chronic pain.
The word pain can mean different things to different people. For some, a simple hangnail can cause tremendous pain. Others can sprain an ankle and go a day or two before deciding to see a doctor. Chronic pain, however, is a serious and debilitating condition that affects millions of people.
Most of us will be in a car accident at some point in our lives. According to the national safety council, there are about 10 million accidents each year. The severity of these crashes range from parking lot fender-benders, to multi-car pileups.
Migraines are more than an occasional nuisance for some. Those suffering from chronic migraines know all too well the nausea, sensitivity, and unbearable pain that comes along with frequent attacks. Luckily, there are treatments available to reduce the frequency and severity of migraines.
Of the millions of Americans suffering from chronic pain, approximately 65% report having sleep disorders.1 Many people think the term insomnia refers to the inability to fall asleep.
Botox is a household name, thanks to it’s popularity among men and women who want to look younger. The injection reduces wrinkles on the face by blocking signals from the nerves to the muscles in the face. The muscles can’t contract and they’re forced to relax and soften.
Treatment for back pain is an expensive problem, and millions of Americans suffer from either chronic or acute lower back pain.
When you have a backache, the thought of utilizing those muscles can seem painful and unnecessary. But in reality, exercise is one of the best ways to get rid of back pain and keep it from coming back. Some physical therapists even start an exercise regimen the day after a patient has back surgery.