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  • Back and Neck Pain Caused by Pack Mule Syndrome

Pack Mule Syndrome

October 9th, 2015|

Have you ever seen a little mule overloaded with packs and supplies almost as big as the poor animal itself?

These days with every greater proliferation of smart phones, tablets, laptops, portable game consoles and other assorted electronic devices, it is all too common that men, women, and even children are loading themselves up like pack

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Who Needs a Meteorologist With Weather-wise Joints?

October 5th, 2015|

Grandpa Jones didn’t need to check with a meteorologist to know that a cold front was coming in. His aching joints told him all he needed to know about the changing weather.

A rise or fall of barometric pressure, humidity, or even temperature can often trigger various joint pains especially for those suffering from chronic pain

  • Keep Running

Avoiding shin splints can keep you running

May 13th, 2015|

Are you an active runner who experiences pain in their shins? If so, you may be experiencing “shin splints,” otherwise known as Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome. This is an overuse injury common in running and sports that involves significant running. Tenderness is usually experienced on the front of the shin (tibia) and is exacerbated pain upon activities that

  • Stem Cells

Stem cells improve outcomes in rotator cuff repair surgery

May 11th, 2015|

A recent study was conducted on patients who underwent a rotator cuff repair. Unfortunately, it is well-known that approximately 25% of patients who undergo rotator cuff repairs re-tear their tendon after surgery.  In order to try to prevent re-tear, the researchers injected adult-derived autologous stem cells that were harvested from the patient’s iliac crest into the surgically

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A better treatment for severe knee arthritis and pain?

May 8th, 2015|

Do you have severe knee pain?  Have you been told by your orthopedic surgeon that you need an eventual knee replacement? Well, if you are a young patient in their 30s-40s you and live a relatively active lifestyle you may benefit from a procedure called High Tibial Osteotomy (HTO). This procedure is known to do

  • Cardamom

Cardamom is a natural antioxidant

May 4th, 2015|

Cardamom is a spice that originated in India and Nepal and is purported to have several health benefits. Although still being studied, this exotic spice may have antioxidant, health promoting properties and be good for the digestive tract and cholesterol.  Antioxidants are chemicals that block the activity of free radicals. Free radicals are chemicals that

  • Spinal Stenosis

Spinal Stenosis is a common cause of low back pain and sciatica

April 26th, 2015|

Often symptoms that arise from Lumbar spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal) and arterial occlusive disease can demonstrate similar traits posing a challenge to the diagnostic physician. Lumbar stenosis can generally be congenital or acquired in origin. Whereas lumbar stenosis can result in low back pain or radicular pain (sciatica) worse with standing and

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Superfoods, phytonutrients, and antioxidants

April 20th, 2015|

Superfoods are foods known for their health benefits due to their “phytonutrient content,” or in other words, are packed with health-protecting qualities. It is most important to eat a balanced diet (fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, dairy products), but next time you want to boost your diet, consider: goji berries, blueberries, acai berries, cocoa,

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Treating Neuropathic Pain

April 17th, 2015|

A Queen’s University study published April 7th, 2015 reveals that combining morphine, an opioid-based pain reliever, and nortriptyline, an antidepressant, has been found to successfully relieve chronic neuropathic pain in 87% of patients, and significantly better than with either drug alone.

  • cervical-strain

Cervical strain – a common cause of neck and shoulder pain

April 15th, 2015|

Cervical strain is a common cause of neck and head pain and may even spread to the shoulder and upper arms. At times, cervical strain or muscle may be improperly diagnosed as cervical nerve irritation (radiculopathy). It is important to consult with your doctor about the different causes of head and neck pain to properly

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