People big and small, young and old experience shoulder pain; old injuries haunt, old age nags, and life with a bum shoulder is not fun. It seems like more people experience shoulder pain now that everyone is using laptops, tablets, and smartphones. All the tasks done with these devices bring our shoulders forward and spread our shoulder blades... Read more
Pain medications causing pain; doctors call that condition opioid-induced hyperalgesia. Even though this term is new, the condition is not. Let’s take a look back in time to trace the origins of this diagnosis.
In the 1800’s, doctors described a state of “morphia” that was a state of perpetuated pain, “when... Read more
Maybe you or someone you know has a large, air-filled fitness ball hanging around the house or even the office. That ball might be used daily, once and a while or it might be collecting dust. These balls are also known as “Swiss Balls” amongst physical therapists and are a valuable asset for rehabilitating all types of conditions from... Read more
Replacing a hip is a big undertaking. In essence, the operation amputates part of a limb and replaces it with an implant made of foreign substances. Before agreeing to this elective procedure, you’d better have a clear understanding of what to expect after you have your hip replaced.
Expectations after joint replacement surgery... Read more
A small community woke up to the solemn, shocking news that a 59 year old husband, father and popular restaurant owner had died suddenly from complications during back surgery. After letting that information penetrate the early morning haze, some may have wondered about the cause of death. How can something go so terribly wrong during spine... Read more