You seldom meet anyone who's never dealt with some sort of injury or pain. Likewise, you rarely meet anyone who has not heard of or had a cortisone (steroid) injection. That is because cortisone injections are one of the most mainstream and most common first line treatment options. It's the standard of care in traditional and conventional medicine. When NSAID's, ice, or rest doesn't work, cortisone is often the next recommendation. And in many cases, it's often presented as your last option before surgery.
This is a sad reality that is frustrating for wholistic and naturopathic doctors as we are at Alliance Regen & Rehab. Let's go over why.
The good news about cortisone injections is that they help reduce inflammation fast. This is "good" because this decrease in inflammation often leads to a reduction in pain (which isn't always a good thing).
The bad news is that pain relief can last from 2 weeks - 6 months, depending on a variety of factors. There is lots of...
Did you know you there are more than 70 joints in this area we call the thoracic spine?
Yes, there are 12 vertebrae in your thoracic spine, but each single vertebrae has multiple joints associated with it.
There are joints from thoracic vertebrae to thoracic vertebrae and also joints from rib to vertebrae.
That means many areas for motion to come from, but that also means a lot places for stiffness. Stiffness and limitations in ranges of motion are the more common problem that people face in the thoracic spine, especially as you age.
If you are reading this, then chances are you may be dealing with the problem mentioned above, and you may also be wondering - “how can I decrease the stiffness in this area.”
By the end of this blog, my goal is that you will have gained some solutions and actionable steps to find relief and improved range of motion in your thoracic spine.
The design of the thoracic spine is to act as a protective shield for our internal organs, but it...
Let's Talk About Posture!!
We're willing to bet that you don't think about posture every time you set up to the ball and swing the club! Of course not... why would you?
But, posture is one important component of the golf swing and the posture you play with could be hurting your game or helping your game!
"Posture - the position someone holds their body when standing or sitting."
Posture is one of the most important things in the golf swing! Golf is a game of posture and you have to maintain your posture throughout the swing and throughout the course of 18 holes to be successful!
So, let us ask you a few questions....
Are you finding you are inconsistent with ball striking? Hitting it thin or hitting it thick?
Are you dealing with back pain in your golf swing?
Do you feel like you get a little sloppy towards the end of the round?
If so, then it could be traced back to a problem with your posture! Let's discuss why that may be.
First, there are basically...