Choose the safer way to manage pain

October is finally here, bringing with it the first signs of Fall, pumpkin flavored treats, and most importantly; National Physical Therapy Month. Since its inauguration by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in 1992, PT Month has been a great opportunity to celebrate all PT professionals as well as recognize the transformative power of physical…

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Are opioids considered unsafe when prescribed for chronic pain?

You may have heard the recent news about Tiger Wood’s being charged with a DUI only to discover it was actually the use of pain medication that led to his arrest, not alcohol. So it’s completely normal that Tiger Woods used painkillers through his discomfort, and completely appropriate that doctors worried about him developing an…

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Pain Myth #5: You Need To Get an MRI

This is the final part in our 5 Part series “Myths You Were Told About Your Pain” Pain Myth #1: “Rest Will Fix Your Problem” Pain Myth #2: “Just Stretch It” Pain Myth #3: “A Cortisone Injection is the Answer To Your Problem” Pain Myth #4: “It’s Because of Your Age” This might sound surprising to…

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Pain Myth #4: It’s Because of Your Age

This is Part 4 in our 5 Part series “Myths You Were Told About Your Pain” Pain Myth #1: “Rest Will Fix Your Problem” Pain Myth #2: “Just Stretch It” Pain Myth #3: “A Cortisone Injection is the Answer To Your Problem” Pain Myth #5: “You Need To Get an MRI” First, have you heard any of…

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Pain Myth #3: “A Cortisone Injection is the Answer To Your Problem”

Pain Myth #3: “A Cortisone Injection is the Answer To Your Problem” This is Part 3 of our 5 Part series “Myths You Were Told You About Your Pain” Pain Myth #1: “Rest Will Fix Your Problem” Pain Myth #2: Just Stretch It Pain Myth #4: “It’s Because of Your Age” Pain Myth #5: “You…

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Pain Myth #2: Just Stretch It

This is Part 2 of our 5 Part series “Myths You Were Told You About Your Pain”      Pain Myth #1: “Rest Will Fix Your Problem”      Pain Myth #3: “A Cortisone Injection is the Answer To Your Problem”      Pain Myth #4: “It’s Because of Your Age”      Pain Myth…

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