Exercises

Preventing pain in the workplace should be an essential part of fighting the rising prevalence of chronic pain in our society. The work environment can often become a source or contributing factor for many chronic pain conditions...
The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) published a study that found tai chi to be an effective treatment for reducing pain and symptoms associated with fibromyalgia. The research was headed by a group from Tufts Medical Center led by Dr. Chenchen Wang. The article’s study group participated in two one hour tai chi classes each week for twelve weeks and was compared to a control group. They were then evaluated 24 weeks out from the start of...
Move It or Lose It: Why Inactivity Hurts One of the most significant contributors to chronic pain is also one of the biggest health problems in our modern society: inactivity. I guess we can define this paradoxically as “the action of no action.” It’s plain and simple: Inactivity hurts. A surefire way to make chronic pain worse is to avoid moving what already hurts. Inactivity can also set the stage for the development of a frightening number...
Our bodies are designed for movement. Keeping them inactive only makes pain worse, so let’s get down to the business of moving. This part of the website includes exercises that universally benefit chronic pain sufferers. I have been offering my own rehabilitation and exercise programs to patients since 2001, so I have the benefit of tapping into years of studying and monitoring what works best. I consulted with my crew of rehabilitation...
Back pain is the most common musculoskeletal complaint experienced by both amateur and professional golfers. In a study I conducted on professional golfers published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine in 2004, one third of the professional golfers had experienced significant back pain that limited their golf performance. The study also showed that loss of motion in the hip led to greater risk for back pain. Based on this study and other...

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