I’ll admit it; I’ve grown up in an era where video games are a form of playtime. My best friend and I loved them so much we even begged my parents to get a steering wheel with foot pedals so we could play our favorite computer racing game. Every Thanksgiving, I would play FIFA (a soccer game with teams and players from all around the world) for hours on end with my cousin.
When You Should See a Chiropractor:
Suffering from neck, back, or knee pain may be a reason to seek out chiropractic care. Patients who stand to benefit the most from chiropractic care are usually healthy and don’t have advanced joint disease. Examples of this include those who have sciatica or old sports injuries.
American medicine has become reactive as opposed to proactive. It is important for you to be your own advocate and take necessary steps to prevent injuries and surgeries. How we fuel our bodies affects our ability to heal and recover from trauma, broken bones, soft tissue injuries or surgeries. We all know the importance of a healthy diet and exercise,
Joint Pain in the Older Population
In America*, there are over 52 million people ages 65 and older! Of that group, only 41% can report very good or excellent health! What is preventing the other 59% to report better health?
Protective cartilage on the ends of bones wears down on any joint,
What is Physical Therapy?
According to the America Physical Therapy Association, Physical therapists are movement experts who improve quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands-on care, and patient education. Physical therapists diagnose and treat individuals of all ages, from newborns to people at the end of life. Many patients have injuries,
Headaches are one of the most common symptoms that we tend to try to push aside and cover up with NSAIDS and pain medications. If you notice that despite the temporary relief, your headache always comes back, then you most likely have an underlying cause…most commonly spinal misalignments. When the nerve roots that exit out of the neck,
Meet Strive! Speech-Language Pathologist Lisa Walter
Lisa explains the videofluoroscopy x-ray examination of swallowing.
Anyone who knows sciatica, knows misery. Sciatica pain shoots through your leg, sometimes resulting in tingling, weakness, and/or numbness. Often beginning as a result of a herniated disk that is pressing on the sciatic nerve, sciatica pain runs from the lower back, all the way down the back of your legs. In most cases, those suffering start to feel better within a few weeks,
If you’re dealing with a pain in the butt right now, it could be from any number of things. But if you’re dealing specifically with a pain in your butt—literally—it might be piriformis syndrome. The piriformis muscle is a thick band like muscle that runs diagonally across the buttocks region.
Chronic tension headaches are no fun at all
When you think of chronic pain and headaches, migraines may come to mind. Although migraines are one common type of recurring headache, there are others.
You may have experienced chronic tension headaches at a time in life when you were stressed or perhaps when sleep was continuously interrupted or harder to come by.
Cervical osteoarthritis can be a real pain in the neck! Please excuse the corny pun. Had to go there!
Also known as cervical spondylosis, this condition flares up when the neck bones, joints, and discs undergo changes—typically consisting of wear-and-tear due to aging and potentially, prolonged overuse.
While we all love a good laugh, for someone with pelvic floor disorder, a simple chuckle can lead to an embarrassing moment!
Pelvic floor disorders can not only cause pain but can also cause symptoms like urine leakage and constipation—symptoms that can lead to embarrassing and debilitating limitations in daily life. Often people who are experiencing these symptoms,
We’ve all wondered why we feel pain. Why does it hurt so much when we slam our finger in the door or stub our toe? When we feel pain in response to an injury, it’s a signal that our body has been injured or damaged in some way. In a nutshell, it’s a signal to our brain that something isn’t right.
Remember the childhood game connect the dots? Think of your joints as those important dots that connect your bones to one another. Joints are crucial to our body’s functionality. We also know that joints are what facilitate our free movement. The main joints include our shoulders, hips, knees, and elbows. Pain in one or more of these joints can have a tremendous effect on our ability to perform daily activities.
Ankly what? This mouthful, ankylosing spondylitis, is a chronic condition that affects an estimated half a million sufferers. The illness is a form of inflammatory arthritis targeting the spine and causing chronic back pain. While unsure of the cause, some researchers have been able to isolate a gene that may contribute to the development.
The way out is through. No pain, no gain. You’ve got to face your problems head on.
We hear these phrases all the time, and it’s easy to roll our eyes. Why? Well, for starters, we’re not always convinced they’re true. What if we suffer, put in the blood, sweat, and tears,
Our feet do a lot of work but get very little attention. At least, not until we start having foot pain. Then they demand that attention like a toddler demands candy! Why do feet hurt so badly? Well foot pain is usually coming from a mix of different interwoven structures, including the bones,
When shoulder pain comes up, many people automatically assume surgery is the go-to fix. Not the case! Shoulder pain has many problems, and treatment options are as diverse as the day is long. For example, bursitis, arthritis, injuries, and overuse are just a few of the many causes. At Strive we offer solutions that can help without the need for surgery.
Do you suffer from the yucky, draining aches of fibromyalgia? While the cause is still shrouded in mystery, a large body of research has identified different treatment options that may ease the pain of fibromyalgia in patients. Diet in conjunction with a treatment here at Strive can help to reduce symptoms and bring about much needed relief.
We are delighted to introduce Family Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Christenson, who specializes in orthopedics and regenerative medicine.
“I just love to help patients get out of pain,” she says. Learn more about her drive, passions, and what makes Dr. Christenson uniquely qualified to help patients heal and return to an optimal state of living.