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For pain: heat, ice or neither?

For pain: heat, ice or neither?

It’s one of our most frequently asked questions. For muscle and joint pain, what’s best—heat or ice? As in much of medicine, the answer—it depends.

First, it’s important to make the distinction between treating the problem and the symptoms. For the most part, heat and ice work on symptoms. It’s been studied and some research suggests a therapeutic benefit, but those results are very limited and not well established.

Neither will do much to mitigate the cause of the pain. But for a pulled muscle, back spasms, twisted ankle or soreness after intense activity—ice or heat can help you feel better. And there’s a third option: nothing. Sometimes it’s best to just leave it alone.

Let’s break it down.

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Working From Home - Back Pain

Working from home can be a real pain. A plan to prevent pain and stiffness.

Technology is a godsend for those of us lucky enough to have kept our jobs during the pandemic. But working from home can leave joints and muscles aching by day’s end.

Since the COVID-19 crisis unfolded quickly, few had the opportunity to prepare for working from home, long-term. Many are making do with what’s on hand – working at the kitchen table, from a laptop or even the coffee table.

Since most of us do not have a fully equipped home office, problems crop up in the neck, back, shoulders, hips and other spots. Fortunately, relief comes down to common sense, making small adjustments to prevent trouble and taking action to keep your joints and muscle limber and healthy during the quarantine.

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Chiropractic Care at Dr. Mark Kemenosh and Associates

Chiropractic care at Dr. Mark Kemenosh and Associates chiropractic clinic can diagnose and treat problems that affect the nerves, muscles, bones, and joints of your body, in the back and spine, or in the extremities as well. At a basic level a chiropractor will gently adjust your spine which often times brings relief of back […]

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ESPN Outside The Lines – Quality Of Care – Back Pain Strikes Down two Indiana University Athletes

While I was on the treadmill and working out yesterday at the gym ESPN’s investigative reporting journal, Outside The Lines, came on and showed a very interesting story (to a chiropractor who works on a good deal of young athletes at least).  The story started about the mismanagement and treatment of several young athletes at the […]

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Up late, but always thinking, possibly dreaming, about running, so I did a search about the Hoka One One’s…

REPOST:  This blog was originally posted on 10/07/2014! I should probably be sleeping, but with all these local cross country runners from all over South Jersey and Philly coming in for Active Release treatment and performance tune ups, I just can’t help myself from reading and researching about running.  While I was searching, I found […]

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So what makes my back stiff and painful even if I try to protect my back?

So what makes for a stiff back? – Prolonged sitting/ slouching, not limited to long commutes, hunched over a computer, and sitting on the couch! – Improper lifting techniques, so many people say “lift with your legs” but do not really know that it means squatting down to pick something up. – Poor exercise techniques, […]

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