Things you can ask me about

Something you might not know is that I spend a lot of time answering emails from readers looking for advice on their own health issues.  I do my best to offer advice and get people pointed in the right direction.  It means a lot to me to feel as though my experience has served aContinue reading “Things you can ask me about”

Start out slowly. It’s normal to be stiff in the morning.

If you have any kind of injury, muscle strain, or chronic pain, don’t be surprised if you wake up in more pain than you were in when you went to bed.  Everyone is a little bit more stiff in the morning from lying still all night long.  You just might not notice it until youContinue reading “Start out slowly. It’s normal to be stiff in the morning.”

The Pain Clinic

I once had the opportunity to attend a pain management clinic run by a prestigious rehabilitation hospital in Boston, and it was a total bust. I recently had a conversation with my neighbor Carolyn about my terrible experience there.  She’s had problems with one of her shoulders for years, and she mentioned that she wasContinue reading “The Pain Clinic”