The only thing worse than struggling with chronic pain is watching your partner struggle with it. It’s a helpless feeling to watch someone you love deal with pain. At the same time, chronic pain affects a person’s daily life on so many levels – emotionally as well as physically.
Your partner may be struggling with emotion … Read More
Filed Under: Pain Relief
Written By: March 21,2015
Up to 10 percent of Americans have restless legs syndrome (RLS), a neurological disorder that leads to unpleasant sensations in your legs, including throbbing, creeping or pulling.
There is also an overwhelming urge to move your legs in order to find relief, and since this urge often occurs at night or when you’re trying … Read More
By Steven Hefferon, PTA, CMT
Research by Drs. Janet Travell and David Simons, authors of “The Trigger Point Manual,” has shown that trigger points are the primary cause of pain at least 75 percent of the time and are a factor in nearly every painful condition.
(Learn more about trigger point therapy here: Trigger P … Read More
Nearly half of Americans say they want restaurants to offer healthier items like salad, but only 23 percent actually order the healthy options.[i] Why aren’t we more drawn in to salads?
Many people complain that salad is like “rabbit food.” If you order a salad at a restaurant or make one at home, you probably consider it … Read More
By Steven Hefferon, CMT, PTA, CPRS
A man rushed into a veterinarian's office carrying his limp, lifeless dog. The vet examined the animal and told the man the dog was dead. The man asked if there was any way the doctor could revive the dog. The doctor left the room and returned with a cat, who sniffed the dog from head to … Read More
Okay, first you just have to watch this...
So is this woman dancing like this because she recently used a far infrared heating pad?
Well, no lol... though we wouldn't be surprised if that was the reason!
No, the reason she's dancing like this is ultimately, it seems, because she wants to... She was simply moved … Read More
Filed Under: Humor
Written By: March 3,2015
Inflammation is an innate biological process that, like stress, is good for you in small amounts … and detrimental if it becomes chronic. Typical healthy inflammation is the type of reaction that occurs when you, say, sprain your ankle.
The area becomes inflamed, which basically means you’re probably experiencing heat, pa … Read More
By Steven Hefferon, CMT, PTA, CPRS
It all started about a year after we got married. During our first year of marriage, like most couples, our focus was on starting a family, which meant we did our best to make that happen. So far, so good.
But after almost a year of trying without success, we began to wonder if something … Read More
By Dr. Mark Wiley
We don't know why, but poor health information surrounds us everywhere. Down right lies, some of it. And the general public has no way of knowing if what they hear, read or see is authentic or merely bogus.
Is it the media sensationalizing information for a "compelling story." Is it government agencies in … Read More
By Steve Hefferon, CMT, PTA
Here at the Healthy Back Institute we discourage people from going straight into heel lifts. Sufferers need to understand why wearing lifts might end up prolonging their pain. Heel lifts can work against you achieving the physical balance necessary for a pain-free pelvis or back.
Knowing … Read More
Filed Under: Transfer
Written By: February 16,2015