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Dr. Josh Hanson, DACM

Dr. Josh Hanson, DACM

Dr. Josh Hanson specializes in treating chronic pain with Dry Needling, Prolotherapy and Electro-Acupuncture. He is also a leading expert in fertility acupuncture for couples who want to grow their family naturally & with IUI/IVF.

What Causes Back Pain When Getting Out of a Chair?

Everyday I have at least one patient who tells me their back hurts when they get out of a chair. They usually come to me with a long history of MRI images showing arthritis in their facet joints, bulges, herniations and degenerative disc disease. So what causes back pain when getting out of a chair?

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Why does my back hurt more in the morning?

You wake up with your back hurting, every morning. It’s hard to get out of bed when you know the pain is waiting for you. And it seems like no matter what you do, pain just keeps coming back. Trust me, you’re not alone. I’ve done ~30,000 dry needling & acupuncture treatments and most people

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How bad the MRI looks DOES NOT predict the level of pain

How bad the MRI looks does not predict the level of pain. This has been proven with HUGE studies.
So why do doctors rely so heavily on MRI results? Well, in order to get paid by your insurance company there has to be a diagnosis that can be justified. What’s better than a picture where you can simply point to a structure and say this is the problem.

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Why is my big toe numb?

If your big toe is numb, or if you’re having on-again, off-again episodes of numbness in your big toe, consider this as a warning sign that something bigger is going on. Big toe numbness can be a symptom of nerve irritation in the back. One of those bigger things that can make your big toe

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Back Pain Patient Win!

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

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Could your knee pain be coming from your back?

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

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Take care of small problems while they’re small

Today’s going to be a short blog with just some practical advice. It’s best to take care of a small problem while it’s still small and before it blows up in an atomic explosion of pain and dysfunction. At my Electro-Acupuncture clinic in Tampa, FL I help all kinds of pain conditions. If you had

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Is your back tightness because of a muscle?

Is your back tightness because of a muscle? Back tightness and pain is so common that about 80% of us are going to deal with it at some point in our life. The downside is the way that most doctors understand and treat back tightness and pain is no different than it was 50 years

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The Most Important Back Muscle You’ve Never Heard Of

At my Dry Needling Clinic & Orthopedic Acupuncture Clinic in Tampa, FL I see this story time and time again. A patient tells me that a few years ago they their back went out, sometimes they say they woke up with the pain but usually it’s after some routine activity. This was the first time that

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