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16 Nov
The Medical Dictionary defines anxiety as “a painful or apprehensive uneasiness of mind, usually over an impending or anticipated ill.” This definition would suggest that anxiety seems to be a normal part of being human. All of us have worried about things like our finances, our health, or the well-being of those closest to us. Anxiety is even a healthy emotion,…
16 Nov
How is Pain Defined? Acute vs. Chronic Understanding your pain starts by first defining the most basic aspect of pain: acute pain versus chronic pain. Advanced Pain Management’s Kim Litwack, PhD has a short and simple way of explaining the difference. Watch her video now. The standard answer to the question “What is the difference between acute and chronic pain”…
16 Nov
Understanding the spine -- an amazing structure of bone, intervertebral discs, nerves and soft tissue -- can be difficult. Take a look at our handy Spine Facts Infographic to help you #KnowYourPain.   Did You Know?The spine is divided into 5 regions: the cervical (C1-C7), the thoracic (T1-T12),the lumbar(L1-L5), the sacrum with fused vertebra (S1-S5) and the coccyx, or tailbone.Intervertebral,…
16 Nov
Did you know that back pain is the leading cause of disability in the United States with more than one-half of all working Americans experiencing symptoms each year? In fact, experts say that as many as 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some time in our lives. The good news is that most causes of back…
16 Nov
With the 4th of July come things like cookouts, parades, fireworks and…oh yeah, a lot of sitting. This Independence Day, don’t jeopardize your posture for a good time. Although sitting puts more stress on your spine than if you’re walking or standing, maintaining proper sitting posture can help you avoid minor aches and pains this holiday. Poor Sitting Posture Good…
16 Nov
Chronic pain plagues more that 116 million American adults and diet may be contributing to this staggering statistic. Did you know that if you look around your kitchen you could find foods that fight inflammation, block pain signals and can even heal underlying disease? Moreover, did you know that a typical Western-style diet is rich with foods that promote inflammation, which include…
16 Nov
As the temperatures begin to drop, so do many people’s activity levels. Walks in the park and days spent gardening or biking are replaced with cozy days indoors, often in front of the TV. But there are actually a multitude of options for cool-weather fitness, no matter your activity level. Here are our top 5 favorites. Indoor swimming. Swimming is…
15 Nov
Studies show that individuals who smoke cigarettes are more at risk for developing pain. If you are interested in more information about how to quit smoking, take a look at a few resoruces we’ve compiled that can help you on your way to smoke-free living. 5 Tips for Smokers Who Want to Quit – Center for Disease Control and Prevention Steps to Take…

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