Activity Recommendations

Some physical activity is better than none at all and it will offer health benefits. Start slow- if you have not been active, start with short sessions (5-10 minutes) and gradually build up to the desired level of activity. Walking is a great way to exercise. Take a brisk walk once or twice a day […]

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Fibromyalgia

Introduction Fibromyalgia syndrome is a chronic disorder characterized by widespread muscle pain, diffuse tenderness and fatigue. The word “fibromyalgia” comes from the Latin term for fibrous tissue (fibro) and the Greek ones for muscle (myo) and pain (algia).1, 3 Fibromyalgia is considered a rheumatic condition, a medical condition that impairs the joints and/or soft tissues […]

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Winter is here : Protect your Back

When winter comes millions of Americans take to shoveling snow, chopping wood and Winter sports. Not a small percentage of us will end up with aching backs. We may be miserable for varying periods of time, even incapacitated for weeks or months. More often than not, back pain sufferers are ordinarily sedentary individuals with sagging […]

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Types of Back Pain

Most Americans have some back discom­fort in their lifetime. Most often back pain is caused by a muscle or ligament strain or spasm, a disk problem, spondylosis, or stenosis. Stress can also be a factor. Prolapsed disc also known as a herniated disc can produce severe back pain. Many prolapsed discs can repair themselves with […]

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