Back pain basics: 8 things everyone should know about back pain

In the battle against pain, new research suggests an unlikely weapon.

Whether acute or chronic, your pain is real. But it’s also often more than just a physical sensation. The medical community, including your team of Orthology providers, has long looked at pain as a biopsychosocial condition—or one that impacts physical, psychological and sociological aspects of our lives all at once. So while we understand that

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Hot and Cold: Understanding When to Use Ice vs. Heat

Temperature therapy—or therapeutic use of heat or cold—is often the first treatment we turn to when we experience pain or soreness in our day-to-day lives. And there’s good reason for it. Applying heat or ice is a cheap, easy and relatively safe self-treatment option. But do you know when you should use ice and when

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Avoiding Opioids for Back Pain

With a major settlement from three drug distributors and an opioid manufacturer reached just ahead of the first federal opioid trial this month, continued news coverage of opioid-related deaths, and new synthetic opioid drugs appearing across the country, opioids are still very much on the mind of may of us in the United States and

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Love Your Hands (You Only Have Two!)

In the online, internet-obsessed lives we lead today, having two pain-free hands at the ready is paramount. Our hands connect us to the world, provide the means for our sustenance and allow us to perform daily activities.  And, as those activities revolve more and more around computers, tablets and smartphones, many of us find that

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