Does Cold Laser Therapy Really Work?

Cold laser therapy is a pain management treatment that is thought to speed up the healing of muscle and tissue. If you’re suffering from pain, swelling, or spasms, cold laser therapy may be able to help you. The cold laser therapy is administered by a doctor via a handheld instrument. Your doctor will hold the instrument over the area that…

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Back Pain Care Tips for Your Lower Back

There is some good news about lower back pain – care is possible without a doctor if you catch it early enough. That is the important point – you need to catch it early enough. It’s easy to ignore your lower back pain when it’s “not that bad”. But that’s the biggest mistake. Without care, back pain that is subtle…

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The Pros and Cons of Cold Laser Therapy

Cold laser therapy is a process where an area of your body in pain is cryogenically frozen – Han Solo style. It remains that way for about a year while you wait in the hospital. You can also choose to be completely cryogenically frozen if you’d like the time to go by faster. Okay, pick your jaw up from your…

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Active Release Technique – Release Your Muscles from Their Self-Imposed Prison

Humans are creatures of habit. You are a human. Therefore, you are a creature of habit. Since you are a creature of habit, you likely do several of the same activities every day of your life. Hopefully some of those activities are brushing your teeth and showering. After that, things get a little more specific to you. Maybe you spend…

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5 Reasons for Athletes to Give the Graston Technique a Try

If you’re a high-impact athlete or weight lifter, then you’ll want to get to know more about the Graston technique. Also, if you’re an athlete, you probably already know why you should – and it will all make sense in a few moments. If you already are involved in high-impact sports of some kind, then you already know a lot…

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Why You Need a Chiropractor in Your Life

So why do you need a chiropractor in your life? It’s not for their charm – but congratulations if you snagged one of the charming ones. It’s not because they’re good listeners or have comfy tables to lay on. They can’t write prescriptions or perform surgery on you. So what are they good for? Here are a few reasons why…

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What Type of Doctor is Best for Neck Pain Care?

The type of doctor that is best for your neck pain care depends a lot on your symptoms and their cause. That is the first thing you need to figure out. The good news is there are many types of doctors that can properly diagnose your neck condition. If you’re experiencing chronic neck pain – defined as severe pain for…

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Dr. David Perna – Board Certified Sports Practitioner

Dr. David Perna has obtained the postgraduate designation of Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician® (CCSP®) by the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians™ (ACBSP™). The CCSP® certification requires the doctor to attend a minimum of 100 hours of a 120 hour postgraduate program. This instruction is specific to physical fitness and the evaluation and treatment of injuries encountered in sports. Following…

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5 Tips for Effective Home Back Pain Care

Maybe you were involved in an accident and have been seeing a doctor for pain management and treatment. Maybe you even required surgery. Or maybe you are just one of the millions of people on this planet suffering from back pain every day. No matter your situation, it’s not enough to only care for your back when at the doctor….

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3 Ways Physical Therapy Can Change Your Life

When you hear the words “physical therapy”, visions of serious injuries probably pop into your head. You might envision someone who temporarily lost the use of their legs. Over a long period of time, they struggle to just take one step on their own. Through targeted massage, exercises, and therapy sessions led by trained physical therapists, they begin to be…

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Top Ideas for Staying Active Through the Winter

One of the great challenges faced by many of us who live in four-season climates is how to stay active and get enough healthy exercise once the temperatures start dropping. When it’s cold and snowy outside, few of us have the “Just Do It” mentality of Olympic marathoner Joan Benoit, as demonstrated in this famous Nike commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqXPw_6eYZw Joan, bless…

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Questioning the Effectiveness of Back Surgery

When it comes to surgery, any good doctor will tell you that success is never guaranteed and there are always risks. But how does back surgery stack up compared to other treatments for back pain? The Mayo Clinic recommends caution before choosing back surgery. Their website warns, “Spine surgeons hold differing opinions about when to operate, what type of surgery…

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