People begin smoking for many reasons (stress, social status, and peer pressure), but the main reason they continue is addiction to nicotine. Smoking is, in fact, so addictive that some people consider giving up cigarettes to be more difficult than quitting an addictive illicit drug. People also continue to smoke for psychological reasons. For some, smoking […]
Quitting smoking is not easy. If it were, many more people would quit smoking daily. You may find yourself suffering from irritability, nervousness, and sleeplessness. You may feel the need to have something in your mouth or hands. Chewing gum or mints can easily substitute for cigarettes. Rubber bands, paper clips, or other gadgets will […]
Smoking can literally be a pain in the back. Over the years, research into the association between smoking and low back pain has indicated that smoking worsens back pain, spine degeneration, and long term back health. A study published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery in December 2012, found that smokers were far […]
Pain in the front of the knee is a very common problem. This anterior knee pain may also be referred to as patellofemoral pain syndrome, runner’s knee, jumper’s knee, or patellar tendinitis. This pain is usually a dull ache, which is worse with running, jumping, squatting, getting up from
Chiropractic physicians are ready to provide key support to patients who are trying to create healthy workplaces, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). This reminder comes as communities across the country observe National Public Health Week (NPHW), which promotes creating a healthy workplace. The theme of NPHW 2013—“Public Health is ROI: Save Lives, Save […]
Whiplash is a generic term for when the neck is suddenly jolted in one direction and then another, creating a whip-like movement. Whiplash is most commonly seen with motor vehicle accidents, but it can also occur from falls, sports injuries, work injuries, and other incidents. The injuries cause a sprain/strain of the neck resulting in pain […]
At Cole Pain Therapy Group, we have many treatment tools at our disposal: chiropractic manipulation, manual therapy, rehabilitative exercises, e-stim w/ therapeutic ultrasound, and nutritional recommendations (to name a few). Yet, a problem arises when some patients assume that the treatment tool is actually a treatment system.
Exercise is often prescribed for patients of all ages to reduce pain complaints in muscles and joints. But some feel it gets harder to exercise as they get older. Learning how to exercise more effectively, as you age, will make you feel better.
Do you perform a warm up before exercising? If not, you are not properly preparing your body for what it is about to endure. Warm ups perform several different duties: They gradually increase muscle and overall body temperature. Warm muscles contract and relax quicker than cold, tight muscles; therefore, warm muscles are at less risk for injury. […]
Do you sit in the same position for more than 30 minutes at work? If so, you probably experience mild or sometimes intense low back and neck pain. This tension is due to lack of movement throughout the workday. We are anatomically designed for motion; therefore, it is beneficial to intermittently perform microbreak exercises at work. If possible, […]