A recent United States study found that patients who saw a physical therapist first were also less likely to be prescribed a painkiller when compared to others who saw a different type of clinician. The policy brief emphasizes that visiting with a physical therapist first will reduce the use of costly healthcare services and thereby cut spending across the board. If you are looking to eliminate pain and cut the cost of your healthcare, physical therapy should be your first stop.
A new study from Australia reveals that people who suffer from depression are 60% more likely to develop low back pain in their lifetime. The study included more than 23,000 people. The study also found that people were at a much greater risk for lower back pain with more severe levels of depression. The old cliché that "Depression hurts" seems to be true!
New research has presented that tumeric has been highly effective in blocking the body's inflammatory response. The biological makeup of tumeric was clinically proven to inactivate the proteins that cause bone breakdown-making it a two for one deal, preventing bone breakdown and inflammation. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are benefiting from this spicy herb. More research is currently being done.
Many question if physical therapy can help carpal tunnel syndrome, the study linked below supports that PT is an excellent option for someone to try before looking into surgical solutions. Physical therapy was found to improve strength and lower the pain level reported by patients. The study goes more in depth on the benefits of physical therapy and reveals that in mild to moderate and sometimes severe cases, therapy is a better option than surgery. Contact us today if you want relief from the numbness and tingling pain caused by Carpal Tunnel Syndrome!
We have been getting many football players with lower back injuries. Two of the most important things that athletes can do to prevent these injuries are hamstring flexibility exercises and PLANKS!!! Keep the core strong and the hamstrings loose.
It is an exciting time of year. As the temperatures start to lower, the sights and sounds of Football in the South come alive. Good luck to our area teams. Play hard and be safe!!!
Unfortunately our office will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2015 in honor of Labor Day. We will be open regular hours on Tuesday, September 8, 2015.