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Neuroplasty

Chronic back pain can affect day-to-day functioning during work or to just being able to sleep, let alone enjoying daily activities. Conservative treatment for back injuries and pain can include medications, exercise, physical therapy, massage, etc. However, when this type of pain management fails to achieve progress and improvement, more ...

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Nerve Flossing

Typical pain reduction strategies are often ineffective for a lot of people with sciatica, however, nerve flossing combined with traditional physical therapy may be the option that helps.

Nerve flossing, also known as neural gliding, nerve gliding, or nerve mobilization, is various exercises that are designed to mobilize and stretch ...

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Whiplash: Causes, Symptom and Treatment

Whiplash is a term often used to describe a type of soft tissue injury to the neck, a sprain, or strain.  It occurs usually due to injuries that are characterized by a sudden extension and flexion motion of the neck, this causing injury to the ligaments and muscles in the ...

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Mobility Limitations and Assessing Homes

Nary, Young, and Renault developed a 31-page pdf titled “Making Homes Visitable: A Guide for Wheelchair Users and Hosts”, which details the importance of considering ways to make homes visitable for those with mobility limitations, such as those who use walkers, wheelchairs, scooters, etc.

The pdf discusses what a visitable ...

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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is considered an alternative medicine treatment or therapy and it involves small needles being inserted, by a professionally trained acupuncturist, into the skin.  The needles are inserted where a patient is reporting pain, such as neck or back pain and the insertion is usually painless.

The initial acupuncture session, ...

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Life Care Planning and Math

Dawn Cook was recently published in the Fall 2020 issue of the Journal of Nurse Life Care Planning (AANCLP) with her article titled “It’s All About the Numbers”. The AANCLP has been providing peer-reviewed excellence in life care planning since 2006.

This article discusses the importance of correct ...

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Ankle Foot Orthoses and the Role of an Orthotist

Ankle foot orthoses (AFOs) are a type of brace designed to provide support, and joint alignment of the foot and ankle for patients with neurological or musculoskeletal caused walking disorders or muscle weakness.  Some conditions that can cause muscle weakness include cerebral palsy, stroke, or multiple sclerosis.  A prescription for ...

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Spinal Pain: Pain Management

There are many possible ways to treat or manage spinal pain ranging from conservative, non-invasive to surgical intervention.  Two common types of pain management used for patients with spinal pain include non-interventional and interventional.

Non-interventional or conservative pain management methods are typically trialed first when a patient reports pain or ...

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