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Taking the Fear Out of Treating Back and Neck Pain

Almost every adult has struggled with back or neck pain at some point in his or her life. It’s extremely common among us, no matter the age. It might have started with a car accident, a work or sports injury, or one of those sharp aches in your back you suddenly just wake up with out of the blue one day. Read More »
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Is Pain Interrupting Your Sleep?

After reading a recent article about pain and how it affects sleep, the information prompted me to write about the relationship individuals experience with pain and sleep. Whether it’s from a sore lower back or throbbing tooth, pain is hard enough to deal with during the light of day. Read More »
Just for Fun, Pain Control · Queen of Peace · Comments { 0 }

Migraines in Adolescents – What You Need to Know

Chronic headaches – we think of them as something that affect mainly adults but the truth is that they affect children, too. And the worst kind headache for most people is a migraine headache. I find many parents are surprised to learn that a child can get migraine headaches just like an adult. Read More »
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BPPV: A Common Cause of Dizziness

One day my dad came to me with a concern regarding his balance. He stated that anytime he looks up, bends over or rolls over to his right side, he gets really dizzy. I knew immediately what was going on and was happy to be able to help him. Read More »
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Ouch! Low-Back Pain Strikes!

With the great weather we have had lately, my wife and I have been working on our landscaping.  I am quickly reminded after an afternoon of yard work why so many of our health plan members have struggled with low-back pain. Read More »
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Allergies Acting Up?

Sniffling, sneezing and feeling just plain awful this spring? It could be your allergies acting up. Some allergens are present year-round, but most pollen is in greater concentration and reaches peak levels during the spring. Springtime brings plant and pollen allergies. Read More »
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