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IMS/ Intramuscular Stimulation/ Dry Needling

IMS/ Intramuscular Stimulation/Dry needling Whether recovering from an injury or dealing with everyday aches, tight muscles can be a pain in the neck. Functional dry needling is a new therapeutic treatment that stimulates twitches to provide…
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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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Back Pain: Immediate Physio reduces recurrence

Immediate treatment by a physiotherapist, bypassing a waiting list, can reduce problems with recurring low back pain, reveals a thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Many people suffer with low back pain, and most get better. However,…
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Avoid awkward positions, prevent Back Pain

New research reveals the physical and psychosocial factors that significantly increase the risk of low back pain onset. In fact results published in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), show…
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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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Shin Splints: How to prevent and fix

'Shin splints' are a real problem out there - common, painful, activity limiting and often treatment resistant. A bit of research on 'shin splints' (or the more recent, awkward, and I am not sure helpful term, 'medial tibial stress syndrome')…
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Back Spasms

The first time I ever suffered a genuine "back spasm" was a day I will never forget. I was in a car park, sitting in the car, and I bent down sideways to pick up my wallet from the floor on the passenger side (trunk in flexion and rotation).…
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Sports Injuries 101: Stay Pain free

Handout on Health: Sports Injuries This publication is for athletes at all ages and levels, for people who exercise, as well as for health care professionals, coaches, and others who want to find out more about sports injuries. This publication…
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Revolutionizing Back Pain Treatments

Revolutionising back pain treatments: an interview with Dr Kieran O’Sullivan Interview conducted by April Cashin-Garbutt, BA Hons (Cantab) Source: http://www.news-medical.net/news/20141214/Revolutionising-back-pain-treatments-an-interview-with-Dr-Kieran-Oe28099Sullivan.aspx Dr.…
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Dr. Chan Gunn Pain Management Lecture

Check out this fascinating video by Dr. David Kim, MD, Physiatrist on IMS: a different point of view.