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    Treating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with Massage

    Posted on February 22, 2020 by in Massage, Pain Relief

    When you think of massage therapy, what comes to mind? Perhaps you consider those aches and pains in your shoulders and neck, or maybe your sore, tired, or swollen legs, or even a way you can cope with excess stress.  However, the therapeutic nature of massage therapy extends far beyond just relieving stiff muscles or […]

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    What You Need to Know About Rotator Cuff injuries

    Posted on August 3, 2018 by in Massage, Pain Relief

    You’ve been doing Olympic lifting for a while. Or stocking tall shelves. Or cheerleading, throwing your partners overhead. Everything was great! Until suddenly, it wasn’t. Ice and ibuprofen didn’t quite do the trick, so you visited the doctor. And lo and behold, you’ve got a rotator cuff injury and two questions: How the heck did […]

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    Your Heat vs Cold Cheatsheet

    Posted on April 14, 2017 by in Pain Relief

    Several times a week someone asks me whether they should put heat or ice on their painful area. I always tell them it depends. It depends on what’s causing the pain. There’s a tendency for folks to want to default to either heat or cold for all of their pains, but it really depends on what’s […]

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    How Long Should You Wait to Treat Your Pain?

    Posted on March 24, 2017 by in Chronic Pain, Pain Relief

    Many people soldier through their pain as though it’ll just go away on it’s own. Some push through as though there’s some sort of badge of honor to be had by not getting it treated until they absolutely can’t take it anymore. Whether you think it’s more manly to work through your pain, are too Type A […]

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    Living A Healthy Life With Chronic Pain

    Posted on September 18, 2015 by in Chronic Pain, Pain Relief

    An interesting thing happened a few months ago. I was contacted by a book publisher who noticed my blog posts on pain and stress. They said  that they thought I’d be a great person to review a new edition of their book “Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Pain,” and wondered if I’d be interested. […]

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    Is the Way You Breathe Increasing Your Pain?

    Posted on August 28, 2015 by in Chronic Pain, Pain Relief

    Do you have neck, shoulder, or other upper body pain that can be alleviated with massage or stretching, but returns a couple hours or a couple days later? Do you wonder if there’s more wrong with your posture than you thought? It’s possible. Are you perhaps not relaxing or stretching enough? Maybe. But let me give you another […]

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