Posts Tagged "trigger point"

Are You Suffering From Trigger Point Pain?

Are You Suffering From Trigger Point Pain?

When it comes to treating joint and muscle pain, not all therapies work for all people and for all conditions and at all times. You ARE a special snowflake! Want to save time, money and the pain of unhelpful treatments?  Getting an accurate diagnosis as to what’s causing your pain will take you a long way 🙂 So let’s specifically chat about trigger points. What makes this muscle pain different from all other muscle pains? A trigger point is an area of hypertonic or tense muscle tissue. Usually the cause of these areas of tension is due to overuse or hyperactive musculature.  Think improper posture, trauma, or repetitive use. Here’s the zinger...

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What is Whiplash? The Gift That Keeps on Giving

What is Whiplash? The Gift That Keeps on Giving

It wasn’t until the fall of 2012 that I REALLY gained an appreciation for how badly whiplash hurts.  I’d been treating auto accident patients as a chiropractor literally every day for years and thought:  I’m sure this hurts but it can’t be THAT bad. I mean, everyone has been in some sort of accident, right? Fast forward to my own accident, hydroplaning in the 95 north express lane in Miami during a storm.  Spinning 360 degrees repeatedly and hitting the median each time to the soundtrack of Party Rock by LMFAO.  I literally couldn’t listen to that song for a year after the accident without feeling the room spin!  Punishment for listening to crappy music 🙂 Boy did my...

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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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