The Problems With Low Back Pain and Opioids

The Problems With Low Back Pain and Opioids - Michele K

Recently, physicians across the United States received a letter from the Surgeon General of the United States urging them to assist with the battle of curbing opioid use and abuse.  The letter was accompanied by useful information that presented physical therapy as a preferred first-line approach for low back pain.  In the past few years…

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The Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Thanksgiving (AND have your body Thank You for it..)

Thanksgiving is around the corner, and everyone’s looking forward to getting together with family and indulging (why not?). Fortunately, I have put together 10 ways for you to ‘have your turkey and eat it too.’ Here they are: 1. Drink plenty of water throughout the week – especially before heavy meals. 2. Walk off that…

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Big Insurance wants to FULLY dictate your Care!

A few months back I told you about Anthem/Blue Cross and their desire to bring in a third party (OrthoNet) to determine your physical therapy care. This third party would approve, or deny, your care regardless of what your physician, or physical therapist, felt was necessary. Anthem/Blue Cross did not communicate this to the state…

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Anthem Reveals OrthoNet Plan to Patients: Let’s Read Between the Lines?

Here is what Anthem said and did not say in their recent letter to patients, dated September 1, 2015, regarding OrthoNet: Dear Member: “Lots of us need physical therapy and occupational therapy at some point.” And it’s gotten really expensive for Anthem– about 1-2% of total medical costs. “And it can be a confusing part…

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What is Labor Day?

Labor Day is a public holiday celebrated on the first Monday in September. The day is designed to honor the labor movement of the United States and the contributions that workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Did you know, Canada also celebrates Labor Day the first Monday in September?…

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Are You a Frustrated Golfer?

I want to give you some tips that will help to lower your golf score immediately. All golfers want lower scores but first, let me tell you a story. Recently I was able to enjoy a round of golf with my father and I asked him every question I could think of regarding his golfing…

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Are You “Drought” Resistant? Your Keys To Hydration:

California is facing one of the most severe droughts on record. The state has continued to lead the way to make sure California is able to cope with an unprecedented drought. What about your body? Do you know when your body is in a drought (dehydrated)? What are some signs of dehydration and what should…

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How About Some R.I.C.E.?!

When you sprain an ankle (or any other joint) the ligaments actually tear (usually just microscopically) and release cellular fluid. This fluid causes swelling in the area and releases inflammatory cells (remember the last post about Omega-3’s) which cause more swelling and pain. In order to quickly return to your activities you need to R.I.C.E.…

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Memorial Day: Logan’s General Order No. 11

HEADQUARTERS GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC General Orders No.11, WASHINGTON, D.C., May 5, 1868 1. The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost…

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Worried About Back Pain?

More Orange County Residents Get To The Bottom Of Chronic Back Pain Without Needing A Referral From A Doctor… Why you are still suffering? The question is, what should YOU do for the best? For your FREE copy, click the link below… www.intecorept.com/back-pain

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