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Sports Injuries | What You Can do to Manage Your Pain

Sports Injuries | What You Can do to Manage Your Pain

Sports and exercise are important for your health, but injuries do sometimes occur with athletic activity. Few athletes—regardless of age or ability—are able to escape the aches and pains of competition. Almost everyone who participates in athletic activities experiences at least a few sports injuries during his or her athletic career. Most sports injuries fall into one of two main categories: acute trauma or overuse. Both short-term and nagging injuries can affect your ability to perform at your peak. Read on to learn more about common sports injuries and what can be done to help treat or prevent these problems.

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Scare Tissue Pain | Regain Your Mobilty!

Scare Tissue Pain | Regain Your Mobilty!

Scar tissue, fascial restrictions, and fibrotic adhesions can inhibit normal joint function, reduce your ranges of motion, and cause pain. Scar tissue and fibrous adhesions may form between your fascia—a band of connective tissue that surrounds your body structures—and your muscles and around your joints. These cross-linkings often prevent, or restrict, your muscles and other tissues from moving freely and may generate pain. This page explains the underlying causes of scar tissue and offers an effective treatment approach for restoring tissue health in your body.

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Physical Therapy for Pain Relief | A Conservative Approach to Recovery

Physical Therapy for Pain Relief | A Conservative Approach to Recovery

Physical therapy, or PT, is both a healthcare profession and a system of rehabilitative techniques. Physical therapy is a conservative, non-drug approach to treating musculoskeletal problems and overcoming physical impairments or disabilities. Physical therapy is most concerned with:

  • Promoting mobility
  • Restoring functional ability
  • Reducing pain or discomfort
  • Improving quality of life

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Injections for Pain Management | A Conventional Approach

Injections for Pain Management |  A Conventional Approach

Injection therapy is a conventional treatment technique for acute and chronic pain. Injection therapy, an invasive approach to healthcare, is used by medical doctors to treat a wide variety of conditions that cause pain or discomfort. This technique is often effective in temporarily relieving your pain. But side effects may occur, and the results you experience from injection therapy may be short-lived. Conservative approaches, including a powerful treatment technique called manipulation under anesthesia (MUA), may produce better immediate and long-term results and reduce your chances of side effects. Read on to learn more about injections for pain and why MUA is a viable alternative.

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Pain Medication: Is it Appropriate for You?

Pain Medication: Is it Appropriate for You?

Pain medication may help eliminate or mask your discomfort, but every kind of pain medicine, or analgesic, carries its own drawbacks and risks. Certain types of pain may respond better to one kind of medication than another. What stops your pain may not take away someone else’s pain. Alternative approaches to pain management may be just as effective as pain medication, without the harmful side effects. Read on to learn more about the role of pain medication in healthcare and how one conservative approach—manipulation under anesthesia—is offering patients both hope and results.

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Alternative Pain Treatments | What Works?

Alternative Pain Treatments | What Works?

Pain is the principle reason most people seek health care, whether it be conventional medical care or complementary alternative care. Pain management options abound, but sometimes it’s difficult to know the full range of options available to you. Explores some of the most common causes of musculoskeletal pain,the symptoms that accompany it and the alternative pain treatments—methods for managing or eliminating your pain that are safe, conservative, and effective.

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What is Chronic Pain?

What is Chronic Pain?

Chronic pain is pain that persists beyond the expected healing time for a particular health problem. With chronic pain, pain signals in your nervous system keep firing for weeks, months, and even years, in some cases. Chronic pain may be associated with a definitive cause or condition (e.g., spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, etc.) or it may caused by less well understood factors. Combating chronic pain can be a lifelong struggle for some individuals. If you suffer from chronic pain, read on to learn about a unique treatment approach to this problem and how it can improve your quality of life.

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