WELCOME TO PAIN 101
Pain 101 is designed to help you access clear, practical information and solutions for your pain.
We’ll discuss the main dysfunctions that can occur and what you can do to alleviate your pain.
Headaches are a complex and often confusing form of pain. What most people don’t realize is that the majority of headaches are caused by tight muscles, stiff joints and poor posture in the neck.
Neck Pain can also lead to pain in the shoulders, upper back and can lead to headaches or pain and numbness radiating down the arm. This is a common reason people miss work or stop participating in activities they enjoy.
MID-BACK & RIBS
Pain in the mid-back and ribs can be caused by an injury, poor posture, or excessive sitting and computer use. Pain in this area can range from a dull ache to sharp pain and can limit normal daily activities.
The shoulder is a very complex joint and there are many potential causes of shoulder pain. If left untreated, this injury often gets much worse and can often cause significant limitations in one’s daily life.
Back pain comes in many different forms and can significantly limit one’s ability to enjoy life. Pain in the low back, buttocks, and radiating pain down the leg are all forms of low back pain.
SACROILIAC (SI) JOINT
The sacroiliac (SI) joints connect the bones that make up the pelvis, and attaches to the spine. This is a common source of pain in the low back, hips, and can lead to pain radiating down the leg.
Hip pain can cause limitations with walking, running, exercise, stairs and even standing. Pain in the hip region can be caused by a problem in the joint or the surrounding muscles.
Knee pain may be caused by an injury or from irritation in the joint over a period of time. Imbalances in the leg, such as weakness in certain muscles and tightness in others, are a common cause of pain and injury.
Ankle pain often limits one’s normal daily activities, since simply standing and walking can be painful. Ankle pain can be caused by a sprain, tendonitis, or an injury.
Foot pain often limits one’s normal daily activities, since simply standing and walking can be painful. Foot pain can be caused by a sprain, tendonitis, or an injury.
Chronic pain is pain that extends beyond the expected healing time for an injury, often greater than six months. Chronic pain can affect any part of the body and often causes limitations with normal activities.
BALANCE & GAIT DYSFUNCTIONS
Balance and gait dysfunctions occur when a disease, trauma, injury or natural aging process result in loss of balance. This can lead to difficulty walking, decreased stability, loss of balance and falls.