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Pet Therapy: 7 Ways Animals Help Humans Heal

  
  
  
7 Ways Animals Help Humans Heal

In some households, pets play an important role within the family dynamic. They oftentimes are nurturers, stress relievers, alarm clocks, protectors and motivation to get up, and get moving. Did you know that pets also play an important role in our health and wellness? Having a pet may be just the prescription needed to help cope with and cure illness, alleviate chronic pain, fight fibromyalgia, reduce stress and help children with disabilities.


Low Impact Walking for Pain Relief

  
  
  
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There is nothing quite like a walk on a crisp autumn day; watching the leaves fall from the trees and hearing the crunch of leaves beneath your shoes. But there is more to a good autumn walk than seeing the beautiful changing scenery. Did you know that walking is considered exercise and when completed regularly, walking can provide lasting health benefits? It’s true. The pain experts at Advanced Pain Managements have five more reasons why you should consider starting a walking exercise program.


INFOGRAPHIC: Raking Safety Tips

  
  
  

The shades of fall -- glorious reds, deep oranges and bright yellows -- can now be found all over your driveway, front lawn and backyard. Before you head outside with your rake, tarp and bags in tow, take a look at our Autumn Raking Safety Tips and think smart before you start!

Advanced Pain Management - 3rd Annual Pain Conference

  
  
  

Advanced Pain Management (APM) and the Medical College of Wisconsin will sponsor a one-day continuing medical education (CME) conference focused on the latest trends and treatment options in pain management. The 3rd Annual Pain Conference will take place Friday, October, 24th at Harley-Davidson Museum® located at 400 West Canal Street in Milwaukee.

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5 Tips for Apple Picking

  
  
  
5 Tips for Apple Picking

Autumn offers an opportunity for fun outdoors activities, like apple picking in the fresh, crisp air. But before you head out to your local orchard, there are few things you should consider.

Ex-Packer Player and “Delayed Pain” Syndrome

  
  
  
Nilesh Patel, MD

By: Nilesh Patel, MD
Advanced Pain Management

Being as it is "Bear Week," I'm sure yesterday's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel feature (Post-NFL pain has hit Kenny Stills hard) on former Packer safety Ken Stills was read with great interest by many football fans - not to mention pain-specialist physicians. While Stills' story of delayed after-effects was captivating, it really wasn't that surprising - unfortunately, it is common for the symptoms of "slipped" (herniated) disks to show up years after the injury occurs, particularly in men approaching middle age when natural disc degeneration begins to occur. Equally as unfortunate, his disc-related hand numbness isn't that far out of the norm, either. The hard truth is many middle-aged men may experience similar symptoms, even if they weren't NFL "enforcers" in their youth.


Coping Strategies for Pain

  
  
  
Coping Strategies for Pain

By Itzak Matusiak, PhD

Top 12 Pain Awareness Month Resources

  
  
  
Top 12 Pain Awareness Month Resources

Pain Awareness Month takes place each September and is an international movement to educate individuals, patients, and their families about the effects of pain. The month includes a number of different initiatives and activities all surrounding the goal of heightening education, advocacy and awareness about chronic pain and the experiences of those who are suffering.

Causes, Treatment & Prevention Guide To Help Relieve Back Pain

  
  
  
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Did you know that back pain is the leading cause of disability in the United States with more than one-half of all working Americans experiencing symptoms each year? In fact, experts say that as many as 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some time in our lives. The good news is that most causes of back pain are not related to serious conditions or incidents such as infection, sports or accident-related fractures or cancer. Most often, symptoms occur from causes that can be prevented or modified such as arthritis, poor posture, obesity, stress and more. When an individual experiences back pain, any one, if not all of the following factors may come to mind:

What is Pain?

  
  
  
What is Pain?

As part of our #PainAwareness Month educational series, we'd like to talk a little bit about pain, in general -- what it is, how it is defined and what you can do to help relieve pain.

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