Posts Tagged ‘Drug-Free Care’

Relaxation Tips to Help Alleviate Chronic Pain

More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain in the U.S. today. With a greater need that ever before for treatments that are safe, effective and do not rely on drugs, pain management is a hot topic nearly everywhere you go. As we discussed in the previous post, chronic pain can have several causes,…

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Chronic Pain Begins with the Brain

For many people who suffer from chronic back pain, traditional treatments leave them unsatisfied and even worse, still in pain. Physical therapy, injections, drugs and even surgeries offer temporary relief at best, and often more pain and debilitation. However, as more and more patients are searching for effective treatments for chronic pain, and more is…

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Concussions and the Elderly

While athletes account for a great number of concussions sustained in the U.S. each year, they are certainly not the only concussion patients. People over the age of 75 have the highest rate of concussions, often occurring from a fall. As slips and falls become more common with age, and older adults recover slower than…

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Concussions and Athletics… What You Need to Know

As more and more students and athletes are actively playing a variety of contact sports, the rate of concussions has steadily increased in recent years. Whether a high-school or collegiate athlete, a professional or semi-professional athlete or a weekend warrior, the concerns around sustaining and effectively treating concussions are very real. In the U.S. today,…

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Let’s Talk About TBIs…

Did you know that more than a million people sustain a Traumatic Brain Injury every year? According to a 2015 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2.2 million emergency room visits are a result of a TBI and nearly a half a million of those are made by children ages 0 to…

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The Power of Brain Plasticity

What if you could positively affect your brain in just 30 days? If asked, nearly everyone would like to improve brain function, memory and process information faster. Changing the brain for the better is easier than one might think. The secret to improving brain function lies in brain plasticity, also known as neuroplasticity, which refers…

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POTS: The Journey to Diagnosis

Super Bowl winning quarterback and MVP Nick Foles is widely known for his accomplishments on the football field. Lesser known is his work to gain awareness and further the research for treatment of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, known as POTS. Sometimes called “the most common condition you’ve never heard of”, Foles’ wife Tori suffers from…

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It’s National Youth Sports Week!

It’s National Youth Sports Week! Every year, National Youth Sports Week celebrates P.L.A.Y.S. – Physical activity, Living healthy, Access, Youth development, Safety. During this week, thousands of coaches, players, athletic and recreation directors, association members, sponsors, parents and more help to raise awareness and promote healthy lifestyles for all children and their families through sports.

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When A Dizzy Spell Signals Something More Serious

Everyone experiences a dizzy spell now and then but sometimes that bout of dizziness is actually an indicator of a more serious problem such as balance disorder. There are a variety of balance disorders and they are quite common. In fact, nearly 90 million people — and more than one in twenty children — in…

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A New Type of Vertigo Has Emerged…

Dizziness, lightheadedness, sensations of rocking or spinning when perfectly still… all of these and more are symptoms of vertigo. Self-induced vertigo, often experienced by children by spinning around, lasts only a few minutes but other, spontaneous types of vertigo can last for hours or even days. Vertigo of this kind is fairly common too, with…

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