Back Pain

Lumbar Degenerative Disc

Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease: Causes & Treatments

Your spine, when functioning properly, holds you upright, supports your body, and gives you the flexibility to move through your daily activities. However, when you experience discomfort or pain in your spine, it can be debilitating to the point of being unable to get out of bed. Most patients with lumbar degenerative disc disease experience …

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Acupuncture vs Opioids

Acupuncture vs Opioids for Pain Relief

The Trade Between Alternative Methods and Medication Unlike acute pain, chronic pain has a lasting impact on individuals for 3 months or more. This results in a host of challenges, reduced quality of life, and high correlation with elevated healthcare costs. As such, the medical community has dedicated time and resources into determining the most …

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Physical Therapy vs Occupational Therapy

Physical Therapy vs Occupational Therapy

Types of Therapists for Chronic Pain Management Individuals suffering with chronic pain each have an individual path to managing their daily challenges. Over time, this path develops to meet present needs and, at some point, will often include working with the physical body to increase ease of mobility. For this, there are two types of …

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Occupational therapy treatment

Occupational therapy treatment for Chronic Pain

What Makes Occupational Therapy Unique You have chronic pain that impacts your daily life. While you may be on pain medications, for many individuals, that simply isn’t enough to fully regain their quality of life. Enter the occupational therapist. An OTs work is so much more than just managing the symptoms of pain. Unlike other …

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Acupuncture for Pain Management

Acupuncture for Pain Management

Ancient Chinese Treatments for Modern-Day Pain Pain medications, prescription or otherwise, are effective at relieving pain. Unfortunately, this relief comes at a cost. For most pain medications, long-term use results in several consequences. Side effects, tolerance, dependency, and even addiction all become risks when medications alone are used to mask chronic pain. For this reason, …

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