Dealing with a Pet in Pain

Hi everyone, Wow, it’s been quite a while since I posted on here.  It’s been great to see some new followers roll in, and I’m looking forward to getting to know you. One of the reasons I haven’t had much time to write recently is that Ruby, my family’s 14-year-old Lab mix, has been havingContinue reading “Dealing with a Pet in Pain”

Breaking up muscle knots, without completely breaking your budget

Sometimes, there’s nothing like a good massage.  Exercise and stretching are incredibly important, but sometimes you really just need someone to dismantle the knots that have taken over your muscles, and give your body a “reset.” Unfortunately, if you’re dealing with a chronic condition, the cost of things like massage, acupuncture, and other bodywork canContinue reading “Breaking up muscle knots, without completely breaking your budget”

How a physical therapist helped me through my lowest point: Part Four

This is the fourth part in a series about an amazing new approach to physical therapy for chronic pain patients.  To start from the beginning, check out Part One, Two, and Three. For the first few visits, all Tim and I did was talk.  He didn’t have me in the gym doing exercises like allContinue reading “How a physical therapist helped me through my lowest point: Part Four”

The Benefits of Acute Stress for People in Pain

This was a really thought-provoking article from Neil Pearson on balancing acute versus chronic stress in the body.  While chronic stress is harmful on the body, acute stress actually has a lot of benefits.  Pearson explains, “If you want to make a muscle stronger, use it more. If you want to grow more tolerant ofContinue reading “The Benefits of Acute Stress for People in Pain”