Sleeping can be a real pain the neck. It takes only a small amount of discomfort to disrupt your sleep. One of the most common problems patients come to PT for is neck pain, which is made worse by lying down. There are a few simple fixes that might just help you get 8 hours tonight.
ACUPUNCTURE: WHAT IS IT?
Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning. This procedure is done by inserting needles and applying heat or electrical stimulation at very precise acupuncture points.
Healing after an injury can be a long and painful process. And while there are many restorative practices you can do to speed along the process including physical therapy, massage, and other natural healing modalities, there’s also something quite simple you can do yourself at home to treat your pain. It’s head and cold therapy.
In today’s technologically advanced world, it’s easy to spend the entire day looking at and/or using our electronic devices. Between checking in on social media during the morning commute to using the computer for your daily work routine, it’s easy to spend the entire day locked into a screen. But what effects does it really have on your body?
Degenerative disc disease isn’t technically a disease but instead is a collection of symptoms caused by a damaged spinal disc. This disease typically begins to manifest as you age, but this isn’t always true. Let’s take a closer look at this fairly common disease.
Sitting at your desk for eight hours a day isn’t good for your overall health, and it could be the cause of your back pain. Even if you’re not experiencing it now, computer use at your desk could lead to severe back pain in the years to come.
If you’re dealing with pain as a result of a spinal injury or disorder, you may be able to find relief from nonoperative rehabilitation. Depending on the specific injury, there are many different treatments and rehabilitation plans that will reduce your pain and increase your range of motion.
Standing, walking, bending, and twisting are just a few of the movements you rely on your back to perform a countless number of times each day. Dealing with even the slightest back pain can be especially frustrating when it disrupts your normal routine. While back pain is one of the most common issues people deal with today, some people are at greater risk than others.
Your back is used for everything from the slightest movement, bend, or twist, to keeping your body standing upright. Unfortunately, this puts a lot of responsibility on the back that can lead to wear and tear over the years. There are also specific movements that can cause back pain and disrupt your daily routine and evening sleep.