As both our patients and clinicians know, pain can be a complicated and frustrating phenomenon. Pain can prevent us from doing the activities we want to do, interfere with our sleep, and generally put us in a worse mood. Pain always differs from patient to patient, whether it is in the intensity of pain, the type of pain patients experience (eg. Burning vs. Shooting pain; sharp vs dull pain, etc.), and how pain affects our daily lives.
Living with chronic pain can make the smallest task almost impossible which is why conserving your energy is so important. Learning how managing your energy levels can help you feel better and improve your quality of life despite chronic pain. Energy in the Bank Think of your stored energy as money in the bank. There is only so much you can spend before it runs out. Saving your energy for the most important tasks will help you accomplish what you need without
As a patient, when you require rehabilitation treatment, you’re faced with having to make a tough decision in choosing the clinic that will help you get back to your usual self. And to add to the already mountainous amount of pressure, the clocks ticking, as every day you’re not receiving treatment you have to manage the pain or discomfort yourself. And with so many clinics seemingly offering identical services, how do you choose the right one for you? As a
Every new year brings a fresh start. And typically, many of us greet this new beginning by challenging ourselves to complete various resolutions before the year comes to a close again. And while we’re all for achieving your goals, these resolutions can put a lot of stress on people, relationships and families. They can make things tense and unenjoyable and get us away from making 2019 the best and most enjoyable year yet. So rather than provide you with a
With December only a few days away, many of us are in full holiday mode. That means decorating our homes, baking, gathering with friends and family and of course, gift giving. And whether you have one or many people on your list, deciding what to get each recipient can be a difficult task— until now. Unlike clothing and food, the majority of health and wellness related gifts are universal, one-size fits all gifts that anyone will enjoy. So whether you
Any time you injure yourself or experience pain and discomfort, if mild enough, the symptoms will resolve in a few days. That being said, you should know that just because you no longer feel symptoms it does not mean your injury has fully healed. This can often cause future issues and sometimes chronic pain from poor healing. Of course seeing your doctor is always recommended should there be serious injury. THERE ARE MANY REASONS TO SEE OUR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS. HERE ARE
A trigger is something that starts a migraine attack. COMMON MIGRAINE TRIGGERS This list will help you identify some triggers to prevent future attacks. FOOD AND DRINK About 20-30 % of migraines are affected by food/drink such as: AspartameAlcohol (especially dark beverages such as red wine, brandy, scotch and beer)Caffeinated drinks (Coffee, tea, hot chocolate)Cheese (especially cheddar)ChocolateCitrus Fruits (oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruits)Cured Meats (hot dogs, bacon)Dairy products (yogurt, milk, butter, aged cheese)Fatty or fried foodHomemade breadMSG (Monosodium Glutamate)Peanut butter or other nutsPizzaSeafood (various types) ENVIRONMENT An environmental