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The Hidden Link between Relaxation and Pain Relief

Posted on Mon, Feb 1, 2016

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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Tags: Blog, Anxiety, Weed Out the Pain, Stress, Relaxation

Healthy, Pain-Fighting Recipes for the New Year

Posted on Thu, Jan 14, 2016

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.

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Tags: Inflammation, Foods, Blog, Chronic Pain, Diet

Crafting with Chronic Pain

Posted on Wed, Dec 23, 2015

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.

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Tags: Blog, Weed Out the Pain, Stretches, Joint pain, Arthritis, Crafting

Breathing Tips for Maximum Relaxation and Pain Relief

Posted on Mon, Dec 21, 2015

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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Tags: Blog, Healthy Living, Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Relaxation

EDITORIAL: What's Missing from the Candidates’ Drug Discussion

Posted on Tue, Dec 15, 2015
  Dr. Jeremy Scarlett

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.

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Tags: News, Opioid Abuse, Prescription Drug Abuse

Shoveling Safety Tips to Prevent Pain

Posted on Tue, Dec 1, 2015

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.

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Tags: Back Pain, Snow shoveling, Winter Safety, Blog

Serve a Pain-Fighting Spread this Thanksgiving

Posted on Mon, Nov 23, 2015

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?

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Tags: Foods, Blog, Thanksgiving recipes

Save your Back from Hunting Pain

Posted on Fri, Nov 13, 2015


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.

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Tags: Back Pain, Blog, Neck Pain, Deer hunting, Stretches

Bundle Up Your Landscape for Winter and Avoid Cold-Weather Pain

Posted on Wed, Nov 11, 2015

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.

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Tags: Gardening, Blog, Melinda Myers, DIY

Simple Lifestyle Changes to Reduce Back Pain

Posted on Wed, Nov 4, 2015

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.

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Tags: Back Pain, Blog, Healthy Living