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Photo: Dave Fayram, Flickr Creative Commons We’ve blogged before about the health detriments of sitting for long periods, which include heightened risk of obesity, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. What’s more, prolonged sitting puts you at risk for aches and pains in the upper body, shoulders, arms, and spine. How to combat…

Photo: Ben Smith, Flickr Creative Commons Knees are the most injury-prone part of our bodies because of the everyday wear and tear of walking, bending, and climbing stairs. Injury, overuse, and aging all cause knee pain, which only worsens with age. Pain can range from uncomfortable to severe, hampering daily activities. Many people think a…

Photo: micagoto, Flickr Creative Commons With a majority of Americans spending eight or more hours a day behind a desk, it’s no wonder back pain is a common ailment. Sitting puts increased pressure on the lower spine, and hunching over a keyboard causes pain between the shoulder blades. Many people turn to painkillers for relief,…

For people suffering from joint pain or soft tissue injuries, surgery has long been the only option for relief. Stem cell therapy is a new treatment that is proving to be a successful pain relief alternative to surgery. Lyceum Physical Medicine is pleased to bring this revolutionary treatment to the Philadelphia area. What is Stem…

Photo: eismane, Flickr Creative Commons If you’ve never had a professional massage, you may have some common misconceptions about the practice. Many people think massage therapy is either a luxury, or only necessary for people seeking relief for muscle and joint pain. In reality, massage therapy has many benefits that can help improve the wellbeing…

Anyone suffering from chronic pain knows how frustrating it is to deal with aches that won’t go away. This type of pain takes many forms, and might involve neck pain, back pain, joint pain, headaches, and others. Oftentimes, this pain is a sign of neuromusculoskeletal system disorders. Other times, it’s the result of a sudden…

The most common form of arthritis — osteoarthritis — afflicts as many as 27 million Americans. In fact, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about half of Americans will develop osteoarthritis in their knees by the time they turn 85. Basically, osteoarthritis pain is a problem more and more of us…

Photo: meridican, Flickr Creative Commons Massages are not a luxury. For many, especially those who suffer from chronic pain, massages are a necessity. In a patient-care atmosphere in which medication tends to be the first and only treatment offered, medical massage therapy comes a refreshing, non-invasive, medication-free alternative. Pain relief isn’t the only benefit, but…

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