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Conservative Treatment for Bursitis

shoulder painBursitis is caused by inflammation of one or more of the bursa(s) which typically surround and protect certain joints.  A bursa is a small fluid-filled sack.  The job of a bursa is to cushion and protect by preventing friction between bone and the overlying tendons and muscles.
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Thoracic Spine Mobility


Your thoracic spine starts just below your neck and continues to the level just above your belly button. It consists of 12 vertebrae and also articulates with all 12 sets of your ribs. Although everyone’s mechanics are different, for most people movement here is crucial. Continue reading “Thoracic Spine Mobility” »

A Common Cause of Wrist Pain

Although the wrist and hand is a small area, it consists of a complex system of muscles, nerves, tendons, and joints which work together to enable us to perform what are known as fine motor skills such as typing or buttoning a shirt.  Nerve irritation can be a common cause of symptoms that affect those fine motor skills.
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Correct Your Breathing to Reduce Pain

Breathing is a very primal movement which happens subconsciously.  However it can have an affect on how we move and how we stabilize.  It also plays a role in regulating our body’s Ph (acidic and alkaline) levels.  For neck and back pain sufferers this should be a fundamental movement that is corrected before any other exercises are taken on.
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Conservative Treatment for Shoulder Pain

shoulderThe shoulder is designed to be mobile.  It is a ball and socket joint, which allows for a wide range of movements.  A lack of this motion or faulty movement can develop into pain or injury.  Many people with shoulder issues are surprised when they learn that many conditions, including rotator cuff injuries, can be treated conservatively.
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Is It Safe to Exercise If You Have Back Pain?

kettle-bellWhen you have back pain, whether or not to exercise may become a concern?  Not only is exercise safe, but it is recommended.  A typical response to experiencing back pain is to take it easy, either staying in bed or at least stopping any activity that is strenuous. While this approach is understandable and may even be recommended in the short term, when done for more than a day or two it can actually have a negative impact on how you heal.  Instead, exercise is almost always necessary to alleviate pain and speed recovery.
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