3 Reasons Your Vertigo Gets Worse in Winter

If you’ve ever suffered from an episode of vertigo, then you already know how debilitating it can be, and you never want it to happen again. Vertigo is a sensation where the environment around you spins, making you feel dizzy and off-balance. When you’re experiencing a severe episode of vertigo, it can be a real feeling […]

How Stress Leads to Pain

How Stress Leads to Pain

How Stress Leads to Pain People are dealing with more stress than ever right now and it’s impacting people in different ways. Many folks I speak with have been experiencing a rollercoaster of emotions — and their bodies are reflecting that. Stress impacts everything from your gut, to your immune system, to your mental health, to […]

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Five Easy Ways to Stay Active and Mobile this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite Holidays and it’s right around the corner. While rest and relaxation might be top of mind for you – it’s still important to incorporate some movement and activity into your day.  Our spine and joints don’t like to be sedentary for prolonged periods. And that’s especially true if you’ve […]

avoid back pain when raking leaves

5 Tips to Avoid Back Pain when Raking Leaves

We are in peak leaf-raking season right now in New England. Leaves are everywhere – and the daily sound of leaf blowers in my neighborhood has become somewhat meditative. I love Fall – but I don’t love raking leaves. And raking leaves is even worse when you’re suffering from back pain. The good news – it’s […]

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Why More People are Paying out of Pocket for Healthcare…even during a recession

If you’ve ever had an injury or dealt with chronic pain, you’ve probably followed a pretty traditional course of action to address it that might have looked like this: You went to your primary care doctor and they sent you to the lab for x rays, prescribed medication, or both. You may have gotten a […]

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Spooky creaks and cracks coming from your knees?

Do the cracks in your knees “spook” you out? Yes – it’s Halloween – and we’re having some fun over here… But in all seriousness – when it comes to cracking in your knees (or any joint for that matter) – people get nervous. First of all, cracking in your knees (as well as your other […]

Failed Knee Surgery

Knee Surgery Gone Wrong? It’s More Common Than You Think.

Arthroscopic knee surgery is one of the most common surgeries performed – despite research telling us that it’s not nearly as effective as most people are led to believe. Furthermore, the science tells us that people who do undergo arthroscopic knee surgery are likely to have knee arthritis that advances more rapidly – resulting in a total knee […]

Holding Knee with Arthritis

Three Tips to Protect Your Knees From Arthritis

Knee arthritis is one of the most common forms of osteoarthritis. Knee arthritis accounts for more than 80% of all osteoarthritis and impacts at least 19% of Americans over the age of 45. For many, a diagnosis of knee osteoarthritis leads to chronic, debilitating knee pain that stops them from doing all of their favorite […]

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Four Reasons Your Knee Pain isn’t Going Away

Approximately 25% of adults suffer from chronic knee pain and for many, they don’t have a clear reason or diagnosis as to why. They’ve been told to accept that their knee pain is due to arthritis, age, or wear and tear. So why then, are some people able to get rid of their knee pain with […]

Knee Pain Causes

Top 3 Causes of Knee Pain and What To Do.

Knee pain is the second most common complaint when it comes to musculoskeletal problems – right behind back pain – and it impacts one-third of all Americans at any given time. I speak to a lot of folks in their 50’s and 60’s who love to ski, run, hike and bike. Their biggest fear is […]

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