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Community Health Spotlight

Making a Difference with Ann Riesberg, LMT

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Treatment For Dorsal Scapular Nerve Entrapment

When the cause of a patient’s pain is due to entrapment of the dorsal scapular nerve (DSN), determining where it’s getting trapped will help guide treatment and in giving the proper home exercises. 

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Dorsal Scapular Nerve Entrapment Syndrome

Entrapment of the dorsal scapular nerve (DSN) is an under-recognized cause of neck, upper back, and scapular pain. Symptoms are often similar to other conditions and can be mistaken for rib pain, cervical disc herniation, or shoulder pathology.

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When Should You Foam Roll?

Self-Myofascial Release (SMR) is a method of self-treatment which will typically involve utilizing a foam roll or some other tool. Other tools can include a lacrosse ball or a massage stick.  

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Say Goodbye to Summer with the Dietitians at Hy-Vee

Labor Day may be the unofficial end of summer, but that doesn’t have to dampen your celebration. Your local Hy-Vee registered dietitian has some tips for including healthy dishes at your next cookout. And check out the sweet and spicy Chipotle Turkey Sliders that are so good they just might make you forget you’re saying goodbye to summer!

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Ice vs Heat.. Which One Is Better?

Both ice and heat can be beneficial when applied properly. Using ice or heat is a cheap and effective way to help in the recovery process. However, it’s important to understand they are used for different purposes. Depending on the condition or situation, one can provide a greater benefit over the other.

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