Category: General:


How Much Exercise do You Really Need?

Boot camps, HIT, Yoga, running; So many exercises and so confusing as to what is the best for you. Some are extremely intense, and some are so minimal that they sound too good to be true. Let’s talk……… The current government recommendations for exercise in an adult are: 2 ½ hours of moderate intensity aerobic […]

Arthritis: Ya Gotta Move!

So often we are told to rest an injury and of course it is human nature to avoid doing things that aggravate pain. Patients with arthritis often avoid doing exercise when their back, hips, knees or ankles are hurting. Although this may seem to make sense, it may actually be causing your arthritis symptoms more […]

Whiplash, Cervical Strain, Cervical Sprain

So many different words are used to describe a neck injury, especially after an accident. An “acceleration-deceleration” motion to the neck, typically after a collision was almost always called a whiplash injury. This term, along with the diagnosis of Whiplash Associated Disorder (WAD), has been used less and less over the last few years. This […]

Disc Herniations or Slipped Discs Get Better Without Surgery

Most disc herniations or slip discs get better without surgery.  In fact, many herniated discs do not even cause pain. I know, not what you are told by others.  But, it is the truth.  Many research studies show herniated discs are found in many people who have no pain associated with the finding. But,  if […]

Disc Herniation Vs. Disc Bulge

A Human disc can be described as  a jelly donut. The soft jelly like center part of the disc  is called the nucleus pulposus.  The outer, strong fiberous part of the disc called the annulus.  The annulus is like the bread the holds the jelly in place in a donut.  Like a jelly donut,  if […]

Depression and Illness: The Chicken or the Egg?

Last week we discussed the power of positive thinking and how it affects every part of your life. One of the biggest effects on your health is your mental status. Depression is considered one of the side-effects of chronic illness and chronic pain, but there is a chicken and egg effect. Lets talk…… It’s not […]