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
Sharp opinions, questions, and myths surround the topic of chiropractic care for infants, children, and adolescents. The facts are that: 1. Children from infancy to adolescence may have significant spine, joint, and developmental disorders. 2. The best medical evidence supports chiropractic care for a range of joint and spine problems at every stage of life. 3. Through a […]
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 […]
The movement system, consisting of muscles spine/joints, and nerves, operates in a complex balance of of mobility and stability to support our human frame through a variety of environments. Just consider all that is involved when someone brings a hot cup of coffee to their mouth. That action is so much more than simply flexing […]
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.
John Doe came to Cole Pain Therapy Group for evaluation of lower rib pain that began after playing touch football with his kids over the weekend. He had not had any previous pains like this, and there was a sharp pain at his rib with deep breathing. It also felt like a catch when he bent […]
Patients with advanced lumbar spinal stenosis—one of the most common reasons for spinal surgery in older people—may walk with a bent-forward, shuffling posture and a characteristic small-step gait. Stenosis surgery, however, is a major procedure that is recommended only when conservative methods of care are no longer effective—or when stenosis is caused by tumors or accompanied […]
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.
Although chiropractic treatment is helpful for more than just back pain, many patients visit chiropractors looking for relief from this pervasive condition. In fact, 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time.1 A few interesting facts about back pain: One-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year.2 Back […]