Tips, exercises and stretches to help with lower back pain

Lower back pain is one of the most common ailments there are, affecting almost 80% of all people at one time or another in their lives. Although the causes vary, changes in the lumbar, or lower back due to musculoskeletal damage are usually found to be the main cause. Your musculoskeletal system is made up […]

Some simple ways to get relief from joint pain

Runner stopping and rubbing knee for joint pain relief.

Our joints bear a heavy burden, connecting our entire skeletons together and allowing our bodies to move in all sorts of ways. That why it’s so common to start feeling pain and discomfort in any number of them, especially as we age. Relying on things like over-the-counter medications is fine for short-term joint pain relief, […]

What is Sports Medicine?

Stethoscope and blood pressure cuff used in sports medicine office.

If you’re an active person, injuries and pain can be more than just a nuisance, they can make it impossible to do the things you love and really take the fun out of life. That’s where a sports medicine specialist can come in, helping you restore function and get moving again so you can get […]

Why is holistic pain management a more effective approach?

Stethoscope and laptops, tools doctors use for holistic pain management.

If you’re in pain, you know that it can affect many aspects of your life. Whether you recently injured yourself or you’ve been dealing with chronic pain for a while, the inability to do the things you love and take care of everyday tasks like working, taking care of children – even just getting around […]

How to Avoid Back Pain from Poor Posture

Girl sitting at laptop doing the wrong thing to avoid back pain from poor posture.

There are a lot of things that can cause your back to hurt, from accidents to conditions like arthritis, old injuries and more. And while many of these things can’t be avoided, there is one common cause of back pain that can – poor posture. Maintaining proper posture is important because your spine is a […]

Tips to help you exercise with knee pain

Person using a brace that can help exercise with knee pain.

Knee pain, whether it’s the result of an injury, accident, chronic condition or just wear and tear as we age, is something a lot of people struggle with. This pain can make it hard to do the things you want to do, the things you have to do, and importantly, keep active and get the […]

Simple tips to help with neck pain

Neck pain exercise

When your neck hurts, sometimes the standard treatments like over-the-counter medications and hot or cold therapy just don’t provide all the relief you want. However, there are actually a lot of things you can do to help with neck pain, and many of them are simple, effective, and don’t cost you a thing. The trick […]

Some Simple Healthy Lifestyle Choices for Long-Term Pain Relief

Active female at park

When it comes to managing pain, whether it’s acute or chronic, there is a ton of information and advice out there. With so many different sources of information, it can sometimes get confusing, and it may even be hard to know where to start. You may have already looked into medications, treatments and therapies that […]

Use it or Lose it: Inactivity and Pain

Leisurely walk

You’ve probably heard the old expression “Use it or lose it.” Well, it can also relate to more than just skill and knowledge, as the same can be said about your body. For many people who are in pain, getting up and being physically active can be difficult. But the alternative – inactivity – can […]

Natural Ways to Boost Pain Management

Herbal pain remedies

While many people use pain relief medication such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin) with no problems, long-term use can cause side effects. Studies have linked long-term acetaminophen use to an increased risk of heart attacks, bleeding in the digestive system, and impaired kidney function. In addition, some research suggests that long-term use of non-steroidal […]