If summertime has you stressed out, or the thought of going back to school is weighing on you, here are some simple relaxation techniques you can try at home. Not only can these help with stress relief, but they can also ease any chronic pain you may be experiencing. Click here to learn more.
Recipe of the Month
Gluten can cause a major allergic reaction for a small group of people. A larger percentage of the population has a sensitivity to it. This month we found some great resources on Cookinglight.com for those that would like some tasty, gluten-free recipes. Click here for details.
New Report Recommends Against Back Surgery?
A new clinical report in The Bone & Joint Journal (British version) recommends that patients with nonspecific lower back pain should not have back surgery. Pinched nerves (radiculopathy), spondylolisthesis, and stenosis are conditions that do sometimes require surgical intervention, but not in all cases. Physical therapy can be just as effective for these diagnoses as well. Here's the reference: http://bjj.boneandjoint.org.uk/content/99-B/8/1003 .
If you have questions about this, give us a call.
See a Physical Therapist First
Before more aggressive treatments like prescription medications, injections, or surgery, physical therapy is a great choice. If you know someone that has neck, back, shoulder, or knee pain, please forward this message to them or have them contact us.
Fall is just around the corner...we'll see you next month.
Deb Lutsk, Admin. Assistant
Maria Butler, DPT, MSc
Corie Good, PT, DPT, OCS
Alan Mazur, PT, DPT, ATC
Stefan van Duursen, PT, MSc, FAAOMPT, Cert. Dry Needling, Board Cert. Orthopedic Specialist, Cert. Manual Therapist Cert., Manual Therapist Cert. MDT (McKenzie)
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