Relaxation. It’s a simple concept, but something that can be incredibly difficult to achieve – especially for those with chronic pain. But being able to take your mind off your pain, if even just for a few minutes, can significantly improve your pain levels and benefit your physical and mental health.
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Eating healthy doesn’t have to mean eating bland food. In fact, combining healthy ingredients with pain-fighting fare can result in a mouthwatering dish that both helps you keep your weight-related New Year’s resolutions and decrease pain and inflammation.
Did you know that making crafts can actually help decrease your arthritis and joint pain? It’s true. “Just like with any body part, hands with arthritis need to be moved,” says physical therapist Inna Kuznetsov. Physical therapist Courtney Wack agrees, explaining that joints can stiffen when they’re not moved for long periods. “Movement and exercise can increase synovial fluid productions, which can improve joint function and decrease pain” she says.
There are many ways relaxation supports pain management techniques. Here are a few relaxation practices that focus on breathing. After all, you take your breath with you wherever you go and it’s free of charge! No need for fancy electronics or other resources.
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Prescription drug abuse has been a hot topic for years, and never more so than right now. Several presidential candidates – including Carly Fiorina, Jeb Bush and Chris Christie – have made drug treatment a standard part of their stump speeches and virtually all candidates have touched on it. The issue is even hotter here in east central Wisconsin, where a local physician recently had his license suspended (and may face criminal charges) as a result of DEA investigation into over-prescription.
As the winter weather comes to the Midwest, keep these simple snow safety tips in mind as your grab your shovel! Being smart before you get to work outside can help prevent back pain and neck pain in the future.
Thanksgiving is a time for family, fun and, of course, food. So why not take advantage of that fact and serve some pain-fighting fare to your guests this year?
Deer hunting season is finally upon us again. After months of sunshine and fair skies, the weather has at last turned cold, leaves clutter the ground and the deer are out in full force. That can only mean it’s once again time to grab your orange and camo gear, haul out your hunting rifle and take to your tree stand.
But before you hunker down for long days (and nights) in your stand, make sure you’re prepared for all the dangers of hunting. I’m not talking about dangerous animals or other hunters, but a far closer hazard: pain. Sitting in your tree stand, dragging your trophy buck to the car or even walking over uneven terrain can spell disaster for your hunting trip if done improperly. So before embarking on your yearly pilgrimage to the woods, consider these tips for avoiding hunting pain and injuries.
As we trade in our warm-weather clothes for boots, scarves and winter coats, it’s also time to bundle up our landscapes for the winter. Use this checklist to help you prepare your garden for the cold weather ahead, and to avoid injury in the process.
Many people hear the same thing every time they visit the doctor: Being overweight can have serious effects on your health. But what your doctors may not be telling you is that, in addition to things like high blood pressures, heart disease and high cholesterol, your weight may be causing or increasing your back pain.