Here at Pain and Spine Specialists, we work hard to be a patient-focused practice. You might have heard his term before. In fact, there are probably a lot of doctors who consider themselves “patient-focused,” but that doesn’t always mean they are.
It might be unseasonably warm this year, but for some, it might still be too cold to go outside to exercise. We recently discussed some indoor exercises you can do to help you stay fit over the winter months, but you might also want to consider another set of exercises that will not only help you keep you in shape but can also contribute to a cleaner house.
Now that we’re running head first into winter (or is winter running at us head first?), those of us with arthritis are bracing for the massive cold air that sweeps through our region almost every year. Winter can be really hard on people with arthritis, as the cold air tends to exacerbate the symptoms.
One of the biggest dangers to people aged 65 and older isn’t cancer or other type of life-threatening disease. It’s falling. According to the CDC, falls are the top cause of “injury-related death” for Americans older than 65, and it appears to be increasing.
The days are getting shorter and the weather is getting colder. For those of us who enjoy outdoor workouts, though, the colder temperatures and lack of sunlight can really sap our motivation to get outside. It’s a lot easier to stay indoors, snuggle up under a blanket in our PJs and binge on Netflix.
What do you get when you cross a general practitioner, a physical therapist, a pain management specialist, and a spine doctor? You get a physiatrist! People come to Pain and Spine Specialists (PASS) for a number of reasons, and as physiatrists, we can treat them in a number of different ways.
We all know that exercise is an important part to staying healthy, but between family, work, and other obligations, it can be really challenging to squeeze it in. The truth is that most of us don’t get enough exercise. Here are 4 tips that can help.
Did you know that heart disease is the top cause of death in the U.S., accounting for more than 800,000 deaths just three years ago? What’s more, more than 120 million American adults have some form of cardiovascular disease, which includes coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular (brain) disease, arterial disease (arms and legs), and others. That’s nearly 1/2 of the people in the entire country!
Prostate cancer is one of the most prevalent forms of cancer that men can develop, second only to lung cancer. Approximately 1.2 million men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year globally, and approximately 30,000 men in the U.S. die from it annually.