Smart fuel for your body: What to eat and what to avoid to keep inflammation at bay

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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Five Ways to Become More Flexible

Keeping your muscles healthy is vital to maintaining a long, movement-filled life. Part of keeping your muscles healthy, as you know, is building strength. But the other part of that equation—and, unfortunately, an often-neglected part—is flexibility. Flexibility, the quality of stretching or bending your muscles, allows for greater range of motion, so your body can

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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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Get the most out of your workout by exercising smarter—not longer.

As our lives get busier, it can feel harder and harder to make time to hit the gym regularly, even for a short workout. Not to mention the hours-long sessions we feel are necessary to move beyond maintaining into seeing real change in our performance. And when making time for dedicated workouts seems impossible, or

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