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Say No to Opioids

Say No to Opioids! 3 Ways Physical Therapy Can Naturally Relieve Pain

October 20th, 2019

If you’ve been struggling with a serious pain problems for a while, and you’ve gotten little to no relief from over-the-counter painkillers, your doctor may want to prescribe opioids to control that pain. But as tempting as it might be to numb yourself with these powerful drugs, you’re better off saying no to the offer.

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Feeling Achy

Do you Wake Up Feeling Achy? It Could be Your Mattress!

October 10th, 2019

Do you notice that you often wake up in more pain than you felt when you were going to sleep? If you have been dealing with low back pain that seems to be much worse in the morning, your mattress might be the culprit! While back pain is a common enough ailment that most people

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How physical therapy can help you avoid risky treatment options

5 Ways Physical Therapy Can Help You Avoid Risky Treatment Methods

August 10th, 2019

Have you been suffering from chronic pain, or pain lasting longer than three months? If so, you are not alone. According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, at least 100 million Americans are living with chronic pain. Because of this, there has been a larger and larger demand for prescription pain medications within recent

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Herniated disc may be causing your back pain

Herniated Discs: Could This be Causing Your Back Pain?

July 20th, 2019

Your spine is a complex part of the body. It is comprised of 24 bones, and 5 of them are located in the lower back. In between the vertebrae are shock absorbers called intervertebral discs. The goal of the spine is to protect the spinal cord and nerves exiting to other parts of the body

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How to Make Your Stress-Related Headaches Disappear

April 10th, 2019

Did you know that headaches are the third most common pain complaint throughout the world? They can impact your quality of life and make it difficult to function normally. Luckily, headache relief can be found through physical therapy. Your trained physical therapist at ProActive Physical Therapy will work with you to provide pain relief from

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