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Neck Pain: More women suffer than men. Why?

More women than men suffer from neck pain. Why? Women are 1.38 times more likely than men to report neck pain due to cervical degenerative disc disease, according to a study of adult patients treated at Loyola Medicine's Pain Management Center. The…
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Do it yourself Physio!

Some minor aches and pains aren't serious enough for a trip to the doctors. Below are five top tips which will nurse your body back to fitness in no time. But if aches or pains persist, consult medical advice immediately. RACQUET STRETCH After…
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Exercise boosts Brain Health

People who exercise have better mental fitness, and a new imaging study from UC Davis Health System shows why. Intense exercise increases levels of two common neurotransmitters -- glutamate and gamma-aminobutyric acid, or GABA -- that are responsible…
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Is concussion worth the risk?

A Carolina Panthers player left the Super Bowl and was found to have a concussion. By David L. Katz Source: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/blogs/eat-run/articles/2016-02-08/concussion-protocol-is-football-worth-the-risk?int=986d08 Fortunately…
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Migraine Headaches: Feel better today

If you’ve ever had a migraine you know how miserable the relentless pain, nausea and sensitivity to light can make you feel— now imagine what it’s like for a child. For children, migraines can be so severe that they affect learning, athletic…
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Physio Tune Up!

Recently, I had a past patient return to me with a flare up in neck and shoulder pain. He reported that his pain has been increasing for a while but finally returned to therapy after he could barely turn his head and lift his arm. It got me…
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Headaches 101 Prevent and cure

Pain of any type that occurs in any part of the head is called a headache. There are many different types of headaches, with just as many causes. The International Headache Society describes several different categories of headache: •Tension-type •Migraine…
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Back Pain Tips

Two thirds of the adult population suffers from Back Pain at some point. Many think that the pain is triggered by something that occurs right before the pain, or by one singular event. Often, an injury is just the culmination of a number of…
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Vertigo treatment exercises

Vertigo Exercises Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, better known as BPPV, can literally stop you in your tracks. Make sure you are properly diagnosed because the symptoms can be something more serious and dangerous if not properly diagnosed. The…
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Eight Ways to deal with Chronic Pain

By Rachel Noble Benner January 12 - The Washington Post These steps, distilled from research and experience, can help manage chronic pain. Embrace physical therapy. The more you move, the better you feel. Strategically strengthening and stretching…