Headaches: More Than Just a Pain in the Head!

Headache

Headaches are a pain. We all get them now and again, but for some of us, they can be a regular occurrence… Here, at the clinic, it’s incredible just how many people we see who tell us that they’ve suffered from headaches. Often, many of my patients consider them to be a regular part of…

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Headaches & Migraines: “Was It Something I Ate?”

Headache

Let’s talk about headaches… Whether it’s the mid-afternoon pounding headache or an agonizing pain that leaves you sensitive to light and feeling sick, headaches are something most of us have experienced at one point or another. But for some, headaches are a much larger problem and can even affect everyday life… Brenda, a patient of…

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Sleeping Can Cause Neck Pain

Sleeping Neck Pain

Do you ever wonder if sleeping can cause neck pain? Have you ever had a slight pain in the neck but didn’t really think it was a big deal, especially if you knew it was because you slept awkwardly? Yes? I thought so. I hear this quite often from my clients when they first come…

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Hip Pain? Here’s What is Causing It…

Hip Pain

This week, I’m focusing on a common problem that we treat here at Preferred Physical Therapy: Hip Pain! When a patient describes their hip pain as either: pain radiating down the front of the leg, pain in front of the hip joint, or pain along the underwear line, this is considered a primary hip problem.…

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Exercising with Arthritic Hips & Knees

Bike Ride

Exercising with Arthritic Hips and Knees is something you can do. And biking is something everyone can do at any age. One of the biggest health mistakes that people make during this time (while the gyms and fitness centers are closed) is to think that walking or jogging is the only way to exercise while…

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What Actually Is Bursitis?

Bursitis

I get this question a lot. As it probably applies to every joint. I have recently been seeing quite a few clients suffering from bursitis, but very few actually know what bursitis is. Now to understand a little about bursitis and why people get it, you first need to know exactly what a bursa is.…

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Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis Syndrome

A Pain In the Butt (and hip and leg) Are YOU willing to sacrifice your independence as you age? This is an important question that we begin to ask ourselves when we start to hurt and ache with doing simple things throughout our day. When a patient comes to our clinic for an evaluation for…

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The REAL Reason Why Back Pain KEEPS Occurring…

Back Pain

Recently I reached out to my patients to inquire about what their biggest health challenge is that they are currently facing during these unprecedented times. I have taken the time to review the answers with great care. And here are two of the many responses I received: “Nick… How do you continue to try and…

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Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release

From time to time a patient will come to see us with back pain that just won’t go away. Their doctor says there is nothing wrong structurally and it is just “aches and pains”. They have tried massages, pain medication, and exercises the doctor gave them but to no avail. Some of these patients have…

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Why Does It Matter If My Hips Are Stiff?

Hip Pain

We get many patients who complain of tightness or hip stiffness.  Often, they just blame it on age and say there is nothing that can change that. It’s true as we age, our muscles become less pliable and arthritis can make our joints feel stiffer. However, we can improve our mobility and strength to allow…

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