Category Archives: Pain

Icing injuries – Why I am anti-ice

Over the past few months, I have had many conversations with patients about icing injuries and sore muscles. Most are surprised to learn that I highly object to icing since it is commonly practiced. In talking to other doctors or physical therapists this viewpoint is controversial. So let me share with you why I am […]

Flu season

Cold and flu season is in full force. And winter isn’t nearly over yet so if you haven’t caught some sort of cold this winter – lucky you! You should really go buy a lottery ticket. Whether you have gotten the flu shot or not, I know people in both camps that have gotten their […]

Seasonal allergies

I absolutely love fall. It has always been my favorite time of year. But if you suffer from allergies it can be a very uncomfortable season. In Chicago millions of us suffer some kind of allergy when the seasons change and pollen from grass, trees and flowers fill the air. Nobody wants to go apple […]

Acupuncture for pain

Physical pain is a common occurrence for many of us. In the past few years, more and more people are turning to acupuncture in an effort to alleviate their pain. One of the great things about the use of acupuncture for pain management is the almost non-existent side effects versus the adverse effects of over-the-counter and prescription […]

Epsom salt for pain

Recently I had a booth at a festival and many of you had pain related questions for me. I know that I’ve mentioned epsom salt baths for pain a couple times lately, but I think their benefits can’t be touted enough! An epsom salt bath soak is a wonderful way to reduce muscular aches and […]

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