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Tuesday
Sep292015

Q&A: Exercise with Chronic Pain or Injury

As a corrective exercise specialist, I have many clients approach me with questions about exercising with pain or injuries, whether these are the result of a recent event or the lingering effects of a chronic condition.

Let me offer the essential reminder first that it’s always important to consult with your physician no matter what the nature of the injury or pain. As part of the consultation, he/she will likely perform a series of assessments (e.g. x-ray, MRI, etc.) and – based on those results – may be able to provide non-invasive treatments for helping solve the issue.

If not, surgery may be in your future. If it is, I agree with the many experts who suggest obtaining 2-3 additional opinions just to be sure any and all alternatives have been ruled out. You always want to avoid something as invasive as surgery because once you’ve had it, there’s no going back to your original template.

Below are a few common inquiries that I receive from my clientele. If you find yourself experiencing joint pain, read on for some suggestions to reduce or even eliminate discomfort through targeted exercise and complementary treatment programs.

 

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Tuesday
Oct072014

Video Guide: Exercises for Back Care

How does your back feel at the end of a long day?

Stiff? Tense? Painful? You’re not alone.

Approximately 30% of American adults suffer from back pain. Among the many reasons are the hours we’re sedentary throughout the day, the poor posture we use when driving or using computers, phones and other devices, and even our penchant for wearing heeled shoes.

While we often can’t change the circumstances of our work or even certain aspects of our lifestyles, we can take actions that counteract their negative effects. In the case of back discomfort, practicing simple exercises can go a long way in alleviating pain and promoting better health.

 

 

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