Less Sleep = More Pain (new study)

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Chronic pain is a major cause of sleep loss and is associated with insomnia. For instance, the National Sleep Foundation points out that if you have lower back pain you might experience intense “microarousals” throughout the night. Microarousals are changes in your sleep state to a lighter stage of sleep, and they often l … Read More

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Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Smoking Increases Back Pain!

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If you’re a smoker and you have chronic back pain, it may not have occurred to you that one might be related to the other. In fact, smokers are three times more likely than non-smokers to develop chronic back pain, in part because of the way it impacts your brain. New research from Northwestern Medicine revealed that smok … Read More

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Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Standing Can Reduce Back Pain?

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Anyone who works at a desk for a living knows how difficult it is to maintain proper posture, and thereby avoid back pain as a result. Others, like truck drivers and sales people who spend long hours in the car or on planes also know this well. Prolonged sitting puts a strain on the lumbar region of your back, and this is of … Read More

Filed Under: Back Pain, Back Pain at Work
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

The Myths, Lies & True Causes of Chronic Back Pain

There are six dangerous myths about back pain floating around, starting with... Myth #1: You “Throw Out” Your Back - Physical activity can trigger a pain episode, but by itself, it isn’t the underlying cause. If your back is in a compromised state something as simple as picking up a pencil, or sneezing can be the "straw t … Read More

Filed Under: Back Pain
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

The Best and Worst Climates for Pain

The next time you check the weather, you should also check out The Weather Channel’s aches & pains forecast. Yes, there really is such a thing, and you can either search by your zip code or check out the National Aches & Pains map. Depending on factors such as chance of precipitation, barometric pressure, absolute … Read More

Filed Under: Pain and Inflammation
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

These “Bugs” Help Lower Blood Pressure, Study Finds …

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Beneficial bacteria known as probiotics are most often discussed in relation to your digestive health, but they do so much more than enhance digestion. Your body has about 10 times more bacteria than cells, and those bacteria are part of your “microbiome.” Your microbiome is composed of trillions of microbes, which inc … Read More

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Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

STILL Not Finding Back Pain Relief? Scar Tissue May Be the Cause!

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If you’ve seemingly "tried everything” but still fight unrelenting back pain, there’s a good chance internal scar tissue could be the culprit. That’s because depositing scar tissue is part of your body’s natural healing process to recover from injury. Yet scar tissue can lead to restriction in mobility and build up to … Read More

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Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

Your Dog and Pain (important for all dog owners!)

Have you ever wondered if the foods you eat and the supplements you take are good (or toxic) for your dog? This question came to my mind a few weeks back when a friend's dog - a black lab named Dax - got really sick, really fast. I won't paint the picture for you (it's not pretty) Dax was going outside every half an ho … Read More

Filed Under: Acid Reflux
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

How Inversion Therapy STOPS Your SI Joint Pain

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Do you have pain near the two ‘dimples’ in your lower back? This is the location of your sacroiliac (SI) joints — the points where your spine meets your pelvis. Pain in this area is common because your SI joints support the entire weight of your upper body when you’re standing, walking or doing any other upright activity. … Read More

Filed Under: Inversion Therapy
Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,

When Pain Impacts Your Libido

By Susan Bratton Pain can severely impact your libido, but it doesn't have to destroy your intimacy. Pain numbs your sex drive because desire is "life force.” Desire can get used up battling illness or negative emotions. Pain medications, including anti-depressants that use SSRI’s produce a state of satiety due to r … Read More

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Written By: Jesse Cannone, CFT, CPRS, MFT,