What You Should Know About Pain Meds for Managing Chronic Pain

First off let me say that pain is complicated and doctors, researchers, Physical Therapists, and myself don’t know everything about pain. However, if you have listened to me speak in the past you are probably not surprised to hear me say NO!!! Pain meds are not a good option for managing chronic pain (pain lasting more than 1 year). Today …

6 Awesome Things To Do in Austin If You Didn’t Have Back Pain!!!

Austin is a great place to live, with amazing attractions that people from all over the world come to see. Unfortunately, many people right here in the Austin area are unable to fully enjoy these attractions due to suffering from back trouble.   Not only are they not taking advantage of all our area has to offer, but they are …

Are You Drinking Enough Water?

Are You Drinking Enough Water? Learn how Dehydration may be the cause of your lingering back pain.. Water makes up around two thirds of who we are, and is required for every single process in our body – which probably explains why we feel a lot better when we drink enough of it. You may have thought you have tried …

What is the Relevance of MRI for Back Pain???

What is the Relevance of MRI for People Suffering From Back Pain??? A few weeks ago, I touched on a case of great concern to me regarding a man named Ronnie who had neck surgery prior to receiving any physical therapy treatment. That particular article is a great transition to an issue that many have little understanding about – What …

Considering Surgery for Back or Neck Pain???….READ THIS

So You’re Considering Surgery… I want to share an experience I recently encountered that may give some insight into a common trend that could potentially lead to unexpected and serious complications. The intended effect of this article is to persuade the reader to consider physical therapy prior to invasive procedures to treat neck and back related symptoms – and here’s …