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Nerve Damage in the Neck? Physical Therapy Can Help!

Nerve Damage in the Neck? Physical Therapy Can Help!

Cervical radiculopathy, often occurring as a result of an opening between two vertebrae, is a disorder where nerves are damaged in the neck. In addition to the neck, pain and other symptoms can arise in the shoulders, arms, or hands. The good news is a recent randomized, controlled trial shows that physical therapy provides clinically
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Many Take Painkillers for Months After Knee and Hip Replacements

Many Take Painkillers for Months After Knee and Hip Replacements

A recent study finds many knee and hip replacements patients continue to take powerful prescription painkillers months after their surgery. The findings are a concern because of the rising rates of opioid addiction and overdoses in the United States.   Study authors analyzed data from 574 knee or hip replacement patients. Taking the painkillers before
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Can a Short Walk Boost Your Mood?

Can a Short Walk Boost Your Mood?

Numerous studies over the years have confirmed the many health benefits of walking including managing diabetes, high blood pressure, and weight, as well as lowering the risk of dementia, cancer, osteoarthritis, and more. Now a recent study finds that walking can also be good for the mind and soul by significantly boosting your mood.  
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Exercise Therapy for Fibromyalgia

Exercise Therapy for Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a very common, chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and tenderness in multiple specific points. Exercise therapy has long been established as a potent treatment for fibromyalgia – comparable to pharmacological interventions.1 Exercise is known to help reset central sensitivity syndromes such as chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, and with the
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Eat Healthy During the Holidays

Eat Healthy During the Holidays

Tis the season for large family dinners, festive holiday parties, and catching up with friends…With all of the hustle and bustle and sweet treats, who has time to focus on eating healthy and exercising? Weight gain is inevitable, right? Although it can be tough, here are some tips, along with a little determination, that can
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