Rotator cuff tears can be a painful and debilitating injury, limiting range of motion in the shoulder and causing difficulty with everyday activities. The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles located around the shoulder joint which help to stabilize it during movement. Tears occur when there is damage to one or more of these muscles, resulting in pain and decreased mobility. In some cases, surgery may be necessary for treatment but luckily there are also integrative options available that can provide relief from pain and limited range of motion associated with rotator cuff tears.
We’ve known of 3 common nerves since 1957 that help 80% of people with low back pain! They’re called your cluneal nerves. The problem is most doctors just don’t learn about them and don’t have any tools to treat them. In my clinic in Tampa, FL I treat cluneal nerves with perineural injections, dry needling
Every week I get a.few patients who tell me their hands starts to go a little numb, especially since they started working from home. Is this something you should be concerned about? After all, if you ask around, it’s not too common for healthy people to have numbness or tingling in their hands. I want to talk about a commonly misdiagnosed cause of hand numberless!
Can you heal neck pain and cervical radiculopathy naturally and avoid cortisone injections and surgery? Yes! It might have started with a stiff neck after you slept weird or it could have happened gradually over time… but the pain, numbness, and tingling that come with cervical radiculopathy is something you don’t have to live with,
The problem of hyper specialization in pain / orthopedics Our modern system of hyper-specialization is broken – got neck pain then you’re referred to a neck guy who only looks at your neck. Got big toe pain then you’re referred to the big toe guy who only looks at your big toe. You get my
It’s never just one thing that causes your pain, in the end it comes down to a combination of things – how you move, how you recover/heal, but most importantly how your nervous system is working. According to the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), pain is defined as “an unpleasant sensory and
Healing isn’t Linear Healing isn’t magic – it takes time to happen. In the day to day it’s going to be up and down, two steps forward and one step back. I have this conversation every single day. We want change right now. We want to feel better because when you’re hurting life isn’t fun.
Back pain is one of the most common problems I see in my Dry Needling clinic & Acupuncture Clinic in Tampa, FL. Here’s a quick patient win where for a 47 year old male who had a L5/s1 lumbar discectomy surgery. He was still dealing with pain and spasms 2 years later and taking muscle
In the end, movement is essential to live a life with less pain. But the problem is most people want to jump straight to movement therapy when their body isn’t ready for it. There’s a sequence that has to happen before you can move with good biomechanics. Stacking physical therapy on top of a painful
So this over the past couple of weeks I’ve been doing a lot of yardwork – we have this little creek that runs through our backyard and I’ve been cleaning out the bank to make it look nice. Well my back has gotten pretty sore from so much rotation when raking up and throwing leaves