Understanding Your Pain to Establish a Proper Treatment Pain is your body’s way of telling you that something has gone wrong. It is a warning signal to change what you are doing before damage progresses. Not all pain is the same, nor is all pain bad. Knowing what type of pain, you have is of…Details
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This is a hard statistic and one that we must step back and analyze. Low back pain is the most frequent reason to seek a health care provider2. It is estimated that 60-80% of the general population will experience low back pain during their lifetime2. The majority of low back pain will fully resolve…Details
Summary of Am College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine’s findings: 60-80% of the general population will have low back pain during their lifetime with 25-60% having pain annually. Low back pain is the most common occupational disorder with 20 per 10,000 full-time employees affected. The direct cost of occupational low back pain is $10.8 billion/year!…Details
Do you have back stiffness or trouble getting out of a chair? Do you have trouble straightening up after prolonged sitting? Do you have to take a couple of steps to loosen up before you can stand up straight? The stiffness you feel is from a loss of motion. It is a warning sign for…Details
What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is associated with numbness/tingling in the thumb and first three fingers and can also cause weakness in the hand, particularly the thumb. It is caused by compression of the median nerve, when it is pressed or squeezed at the wrist. Statistics of Carpel Tunnel Syndrome:…Details
Ohio has Imposed Rules that Require Injured Workers to Try Conservative Care including Physical Therapy Before Back Surgery
The State of Ohio has imposed rules that require injured workers to try more conservative measures like Physical Therapy prior to receiving spinal fusion surgeries or prescription painkillers. The Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation rule effective Jan. 1, requires injured workers to undergo at least 60 days of “conservative” care, while avoiding opioids if possible,…Details