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Trigger Points in the shoulder can cause numbness in the hand

Yesterday I had a patient with excruciating shoulder pain that radiates down his arm into his wrist/hand. Of course he had X-ray, MRI, and ultrasound that all were completely fine. After 2 steroid injections that didn’t help and 6 weeks of physical therapy he came to me. No one had done a physical exam where …

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Is physical therapy good for my pain?

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 …

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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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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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4 Different Causes of Headaches Your Doctor Didn’t Tell You About

Headaches and migraines are super common and they can really affect your quality of life. Did your doctor tell you about ALL of the different causes of headaches? Unfortunately reaching for the Advil, Tylenol, rubbing your temples or even the stronger stuff like using neurologist-prescribed triptans, antihistamines, anti-seizure drugs, or antidepressants, to treat their pain. …

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Knee Arthritis Pain is Caused by Nerves

Your knee arthritis pain is caused by degeneration of cartilage or a torn meniscus, right? Every doctor you’ve been to has told you that, so it has to be right. Well it’s WRONG! There’s big scientific body of evidence showing that arthritis itself doesn’t cause pain, and the pain of arthritis (and maybe even arthritis …

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