Stiffness Getting Out of a Chair

Do you ever have trouble straightening up or getting out of a chair, after you have been sitting for a prolonged period? This stiffness is your body giving you a warning sign.  Poor sitting posture has stressed the soft tissue in your back beyond its normal resting place.  Once you take a few steps you…

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,…