Chronic Pain and Disease

Is It Too Early To Take a Look Back at 2016?

We are rounding out the always exciting “marathon season,” where crazy people all over this great country of ours volunteer to put their bodies through the brutality of running farther than the human body was ever meant to go.  As a former “marathoner” and arguably, an ongoing crazy person, I can attest that the sacrifice …

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Chiropractic care for athletes

Uninitiated and Afraid: The Gallup Study on Perceptions of Chiropractic

About 35.5 million American adults have visited a chiropractor in the last 12 months, and 77 percent said they received “very effective” treatment. But for the 51 percent of U.S. adults who say they’ve never been to a chiropractor, nearly 30 percent of them say they think chiropractic care is dangerous. It’s a shame since a …

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Alternating ice and heat on Costal cartilages

Reader Question: Can Alternating Ice and Heat Help Chest Wall Inflammation?

We frequently get questions from readers who have read one of our particularly enduring and popular articles — about alternating ice and heat for faster recovery after a workout, and we are happy to offer some thoughts on how it works and how it can be applied. If you’ve read the article on alternating ice and heat, …

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Prince and Prescription Drug Addiction

Prince and Drug Addiction: A Case of ‘Gross Medical Stupidity’?

Prescription opiates are now responsible for a higher addiction rate in the United States than any recreational drug out there, cocaine and heroin included. Oxycontin, Percocet, Codeine, and Fentanyl are being used at “epidemic” rates.  The United States makes up 5 percent of the world’s population but uses 75 percent of the world’s prescription opiates. …

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Stupid Medicine, Part 3: Plantar Fasciitis

Truth be told, plantar fasciitis, the latest entry into stupid medicine, isn’t as mind-numbingly stupid as some other conditions that we have covered and will cover in the stupid medicine annals. But it’s still pretty stupid. For instance, here’s a look at WebMd.com’s list of the most common causes of plantar fasciitis: • Common if you …

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Rehab at the hospital on a barely-moving stationary bike.

Post-Op Recovery: Rehab at the Hospital, an Experience for the Ages

Two and a half weeks post-surgery, I was cleared for my first physical therapy (PT) session with the hospital’s therapist. I was excited to begin what I knew would be a long and tedious process. So let me preface my words by saying my hospital therapist couldn’t have been nicer and more professional. She is well-versed …

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Post-op recovery for hip surgery includes FlexAware.

FlexAware: The Secret to My Fast Recovery

If you follow the Capitol Rehab of Arlington Facebook page or our blog posts on the website, you may have noticed I have been talking a lot and busily promoting FlexAware classes in our office. It has helped increase the speed of a fast post-op recovery. FlexAware is a revolutionary exercise system that was created by Steven Shafarman. Steven’s …

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Post-Op Recovery: Time to Get Stitches Removed

I hate people who talk about “the good ole days.”  Face it; everything is better now than it used to be. Food is better, schools are better, technology is better, and the removal of stitches following surgery is clearly better. The highlight of my second follow-up with the surgeon was going to be the removal of …

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