Posts Tagged "muscle pain"

Should Your Medical Doctor Send You to a Chiropractor?

In the past, chiropractic care has been controversial in the medical community and seen as an unproven method of pain relief.  However, The American College of Physicians has now officially recognized chiropractic care as the first point of treatment for lower back pain. This means medical doctors who have patients with low back pain are supposed to send their patients to a chiropractor before trying to treat pain with medicine! The role of a chiropractor is to assess and remove physical, chemical, and emotional stress that makes patients unwell. The most basic practice of chiropractic treatment is applying a gentle controlled force to areas of the spine which are not...

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Why Your Back Hurts All Day, Every day (and what you can do about it!)

Why Your Back Hurts All Day, Every day (and what you can do about it!)

Picking a tissue up off of the floor ‘the wrong way’ didn’t cause your low back to blow out. Nor did that weird posture in yoga. Or lifting heavy weights in Crossfit. I know that you stretch your low back and hamstrings everyday. And do your core work. And tried Pilates and liked it too! So why does your lower back still hurt all day, every day? CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO – 1 EXERCISE TO AVOID INJURING YOUR BACK Your low back is constantly in pain because you’re giving it a job it can’t handle.  That it isn’t designed to handle!  Your low back, located at the mid section of your entire upper and lower body is meant to connect the two....

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On A Very Special Episode of HBO’s Ballers: Killing Pain with Pain Killers

On A Very Special Episode of HBO’s Ballers:  Killing Pain with Pain Killers

I’ve recently emerged from living under a rock and got expanded cable.  Blame it on having a baby and actually being home!  We didn’t even have a remote control until recently (feel free to judge). At the recommendation of my father who knows I work in sports, the HBO series, Ballers, was at the very top of his ‘catch up with living in 2016’ list.  And so I did!  After binge watching all of Season 1 and just getting into Season 2 I can say a few things about my addiction to this show: Given that my patients include elite professional athletes from the NFL, NBA, Horse racing, etc., the show is so real it’s almost eerie instead of entertaining. Ballers is based here in...

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A Groin Pull By Any Other Name

A Groin Pull By Any Other Name

True or false:  Recovering from a groin injury can last longer and be more painful than a bad reputation from the Rio Olympics. Answer:  True! One of the most painful, frustrating and lingering athletic injuries is a ‘groin pull’. These injuries do not discriminate and have a major impact on athletes of all sports at all levels of play. Olympic swimmer (and troublemaker) Ryan Lochte recently suffered from a groin injury which cost him a potential win in the 400 individual medley. You may even remember the beginning of Tiger Woods’ decline beginning with a groin pull, a problem that can last for many months, easily reoccur and cause a cascade of other injuries if...

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Getting Treated Like An Olympian With Cupping

Getting Treated Like An Olympian With Cupping

While watching the Rio Olympics, you may have noticed several athletes covered in circular symmetrical bruises. No, these bruises are not injuries from their sport (or even getting slapped by an octopus, as I’ve heard!). In fact, they are marks caused by an ancient form of therapy called “cupping”. Cupping has long existed in many cultures including China and Africa to stimulate the flow of blood and energy in the body. There are several techniques, but the method used by Dr. Rayna Stengel at Miami Sports Chiropractic & Yoga Center involves lighting a flame inside a specialized circular glass cup and then swiftly placing the cup on the patient’s skin, which...

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