Blog Archive

3 Knee Pain Solutions that Put a Spring Back in Your Step Aug 2nd, 2020

Knee pain is extremely common. It affects millions of people of all ages, and it tends to become more prevalent with age — 18% of men and 23% of women over the age of 60 report knee pain. But what exactly is knee pain, what causes it, and what can...

Determining Your Disability — Here's what You Need to Know Jul 7th, 2020

When you’ve been injured or made ill as a direct result of an on-the-job accident or the environment in your workplace, you’re entitled to medical care and financial assistance (not to exceed 80% of your weekly net income) under Iowa state law. Known as workers’ compensation, your employer is responsible...

Recognizing the Signs of an Overuse Injury Jun 25th, 2020

Your body is resilient and strong, but it has limits. While regular exercise is good for your body, pushing it past those limits can cause it to break down over time or experience a sudden, acute injury. Whether you’re an athlete who practices and competes daily or a person who...

How Botox® Combats Neuromuscular Disorders May 26th, 2020

Botox® has become synonymous with anti-aging treatments that rid your face of fine wrinkles and deep lines, but many don’t realize that it got its start as a remedy for crossed eyes (strabismus) in the 1970s. A series of bold experiments and discoveries led to a better understanding of how...

How Trigger Point Injections Can Relieve Your Back Pain Apr 9th, 2020

Back pain can be caused from multiple conditions, including problems with your vertebrae, your discs, or your nerves. Or it could just be a good, old-fashioned muscle spasm. When your muscles get tight, they form painful knots of tissue called trigger points, because when you press on them, they trigger...

What Immediate Steps Should I Follow if I'm Injured on the Job? Mar 9th, 2020

Whether you spend your day at a desk, stocking shelves, or braving high seas in the open ocean, accidents happen. Even if you’re careful, and even if your employer is diligent about safety, you can easily join the three million Americans who experience work-related illnesses and injuries every year. So...

The Most Common Causes of Joint Pain Feb 1st, 2020

Joints are complex mechanisms that require multiple parts to work together flawlessly. When one of them malfunctions, they’re all affected. That’s why joint pain is so common and why there are so many different conditions that cause it.  If you have joint pain and live in the Cedar Rapids, Iowa,...

5 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Migraines Jan 21st, 2020

If you’re among the 12% of Americans who suffer from migraines, you know it’s far more than just a headache. Migraines often have no single defining cause, can be triggered by a myriad of seemingly unrelated situations or events, and cause symptoms so severe that functioning can seem an impossibility....

A New Approach to Treating Chronic Pain Nov 15th, 2019

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 11 to 40 percent of adults in the United States suffer from chronic pain. Chronic pain may limit an individual’s ability to walk or move, which interferes with daily activities. Patients become depressed or irritable from living with ongoing discomfort. Many rely...

The Emotional Aspect of Chronic Pain Oct 28th, 2019

Chronic pain is the worst. It’s always there, running in the background of your life. It slowly drains your energy, wallet, and sanity. You go from professional to professional, seeking help, with mixed results. Some things help, but it feels like most of them don’t. A lot of times, people...

Non Opioid Options for Treating Pain Oct 9th, 2019

Opioids are by far one of the most effective methods for treating chronic pain, regardless of whether it is moderate to severe. Unfortunately, however, opioids are extremely addictive and they can also lead to long term health problems if they are abused or taken at high doses. Thankfully, there are many...

Managing Chronic Back Pain Jul 31st, 2019

Chronic back pain can be debilitating for many individuals. Having chronic back pain can put a halt on many activities you enjoy doing every day. Managing your pain in your daily life is a constant struggle, but there are a number of ways in which you can alleviate your pain...

Pain Management For Migraines Jul 5th, 2019

Migraines can be a painful and debilitating illness for people who suffer from them. Currently, there is no long-term cure for migraines but there are a multitude of options to choose from to alleviate immediate or impending symptoms. In this article, we will discuss some of the ways migraines start...

Intermittent Fasting May 18th, 2019

If you have been paying attention to diet trends within the last few years, you may have already heard of, or even tried, Intermittent Fasting. Intermittent Fasting is a relatively new concept that took on some popularity back in 2012. Some health professionals say that Intermittent Fasting can help you...

The Health Benefits of Walking Apr 30th, 2019

There are a number of prominent benefits of doing an activity such as walking. Walking is free and extremely easy. Although walking may not seem like a good form of exercise it has several health benefits both physically and emotionally. Here we will talk about some of the most common...

Practicing Mindfulness Mar 27th, 2019

Recently, you may have heard of people using mindfulness inlife to help them get through the day. The concept and practice of mindfulness has been growing rapidly in many different health circles. What is it about mindfulness that is making it a rising health trend among individuals? How can you...

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Feb 25th, 2019

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has become an increasingly popular term over the years. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT is used to help people who may be suffering from psychological disorders. CBT does this by helping people change the way they think and focusing on more positive and uplifting thoughts as to...

Managing Spasticity Feb 20th, 2019

Spasticity is defined as uncontrollable continuous contractions in muscles. Spasticity affects more than twelves million people around the globe. Many of the people affected by spasticity suffer from cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis. Treating spasticity can be difficult, but physiatrists have the ability to treat spasticity without the use of...

Technology To Help You Stay Healthy Feb 5th, 2019

Nowadays there are so many apps and programs that people can download that will help them reach and stay healthy. Depending on what your health goals are, there is most likely a piece of technology that can help you get there. Different health devices are constantly coming out on the...