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Don't Let Fibromyalgia Control Your Life!

The widespread symptoms of fibromyalgia can make it feel like the condition is taking over your life. Although fibromyalgia can’t be cured, at-home and in-office treatments can help you reclaim control of your life. Read on to learn more!

May 20th, 2020
Exploring the Emotional Symptoms of Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is often defined as pain that lasts at least three months. It also includes symptoms that come and go over the course of at least six months. Conditions that cause back pain are common causes of chronic pain, but fibromyalgia,...

Jul 26th, 2019
FAQs About Chiropractic Care

Doctors of chiropractic can treat patients of all ages—from babies to senior citizens. Although they are best known for providing rapid back pain relief, chiropractors can help patients with many different symptoms arising from conditions of the...

Nov 23rd, 2018
Comparing Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis

There are over 100 types of arthritis. The two main types are rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis. You might think that all types of arthritis are quite similar, but actually, RA and osteoarthritis have different causes, symptoms,...

Jul 30th, 2018
How to Track Your Migraine Triggers

An essential component of any migraine treatment plan is to figure out your triggers. There are so many things that can trigger a migraine, and it’s tricky to keep track of all of them. Err on the side of caution,...

Jul 17th, 2018
Is Exercise Good for RA?

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) affects about two million Americans, both young and old. An ideal arthritis treatment plan is multifaceted, including pharmacological intervention and physical therapy...

Jul 7th, 2018
Understanding Peripheral Neuropathy

Understanding Peripheral Neuropathy Peripheral neuropathy is a common complication of diabetes, although it may sometimes occur in non-diabetics. It refers to nerve damage in the feet, legs, arms, and hands...

Jun 18th, 2018
What Are Migraine Auras?

Anyone who has suffered a migraine attack knows it’s not just another headache. The pain can be disabling, and may last hours or even days. Many patients consult chiropractors for headache pain relief...

Jun 11th, 2018
Answering Questions About Pain Management Injections

Pain management is a multidisciplinary specialty. Sports medicine doctors, chiropractors, and physical therapists can all work together to develop a comprehensive treatment plan for each individual patient...

Jun 7th, 2018
Recognizing the Warning Signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is a disorder characterized by chronic joint inflammation, resulting in swelling, stiffness, and discomfort. It most commonly affects joints in the knees, ankles, feet, hands, and wrists...

May 31st, 2018
Will I Be Sore After a Chiropractic Adjustment?

If you suffer from pain in any part of your body, chiropractic treatment can be highly beneficial for you. It’s only natural to wonder, of course, whether you will feel sore after undergoing an adjustment at the hands of a chiropractor...

May 15th, 2018
What Are Some Treatment Options for Neuropathy?

Neuropathy is a condition that is characterized by damage in the peripheral nerves, leading to symptoms such as chronic pain, persistent weakness, and lasting numbness in different areas of the body...

May 15th, 2018
Tips for Talking to Your Doctor About Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is one of the most frustrating conditions anyone can live with, not least because it can be difficult to explain your symptoms to a doctor. After all, pain is a subjective thing that only you can feel, and the degree of your pain...

May 11th, 2018
Meet Dr. Shanna Lee, D.C.

As a chiropractor serving the Woodlands at The Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers, Dr. Shanna Lee, D.C. enjoys working in a treatment center where, along with chiropractic medicine, her patients can receive physical therapy and...

May 1st, 2018
Keeping Track of Fibromyalgia Symptoms

Fibromyalgia symptoms can be puzzling for patients. This disorder causes systemic symptoms, including widespread, chronic pain. It can also affect the body in surprising ways, such as by inhibiting cognitive function and altering mood...

Apr 24th, 2018
Our Approach to Pain Management

Here at The Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers, we understand that chronic pain can affect your quality of life in so many ways. It’s our mission to restore your quality of life while using the most conservative treatments possible...

Apr 16th, 2018
What to Do When Headache Pain Is Caused by Your Jaw

Headache pain can be debilitating. And sometimes, it can persist for days or weeks at a time. If you have persistent or severe headache pain that isn’t relieved with over-the-counter medicine, it’s time to talk to pain management specialists like...

Apr 9th, 2018
Our Partnership with Airrosti

To offer our patients access to the widest range of effective treatments for pain relief, The Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers has formed an alliance with Airrosti Rehab Centers to provide a cutting-range approach to soft tissue treatment...

Apr 3rd, 2018
Taking a Close Look at Chronic Pain

Most people are accustomed to acute pain that occurs in the immediate aftermath of an injury. Chronic pain is different. It can be devastating and debilitating, with little rhyme or reason. Many patients who see a chiropractor or seek physical therapy...

Mar 29th, 2018
What Does Whiplash Feel Like?

Whiplash occurs when the head is thrown forward and backward in fast succession, stressing the neck. It often occurs after auto accidents, especially after rear-end collisions. Could you have whiplash? If you experience the symptoms in this video,...

Mar 20th, 2018
Can Cupping Therapy Alleviate Your Painful Back?

If you’re suffering from back pain, then you know how debilitating it can be. Fortunately, surgery is not the only answer. There are many non-invasive ways to get back pain relief for many people, including chiropractic care, physical therapy,...

Mar 14th, 2018
Managing Migraine Pain

Migraines are intensely painful headaches that can come on suddenly and last for days. Often, sufferers rely on medications for pain relief, but in addition to the side effects from the medicines, this strategy can trigger rebound pain when...

Mar 8th, 2018
Spotlight on Overuse Injuries in Young Athletes

Overuse injuries are on the rise in young athletes. If your child suffers such an injury, physical therapy can play an important role in helping him or her recover and in preventing future injuries.Watch this video to learn about the causes of overuse...

Mar 1st, 2018
Debunking Common Myths About Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is a safe and reliable treatment that people of all ages can rely on to overcome pain and mobility issues. However, myths about physical therapy prevent many people from seeking care when they could benefit from it...

Feb 21st, 2018
Beginning Chiropractic Treatment? Here’s What to Expect

A chiropractor can help you recover from a range of musculoskeletal and nervous system-related problems, including back pain and TMJ disorders. Before you go to your appointment, write down a list of your medications, known medical conditions,...

Feb 14th, 2018
How to Reduce Back Pain

Back pain is unfortunately all too common, with four of five people experiencing it at some point in their lives. Some simple strategies and techniques can help you live with less pain. If these don’t do the trick or only improve the pain slightly,...

Feb 14th, 2018
Common Questions About Injections for Pain Management

If you’re living with chronic pain, injections can play an important role in your management plan. With physical therapy and other non-invasive procedures, injections may help you avoid surgery. If your doctor recommends that you consider pain...

Feb 1st, 2018
What Patients Should Know About Facet Syndrome

The spine consists of vertebrae, which are the bones, and intervertebral discs, which are cushion-like structures located between the vertebrae. There are also small joints along the spine, known as facet joints...

Jan 23rd, 2018
The Link Between Depression and Chronic Pain

Chronic pain has many possible causes, including diseases like arthritis and injuries like whiplash. Effective symptom management is important for more than just physical function. It’s also crucial for mental health...

Jan 18th, 2018
Easy Ways to Improve Your Posture

Good posture is more important than many people realize. It reduces stress on your spine, muscles, and joints, improves respiratory function, and may even improve self-esteem. Posture is so important that many chiropractors routinely perform...

Jan 10th, 2018
Recognizing the Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Chiropractors commonly see patients looking for back pain relief. However, in some cases, back and neck pain can be a symptom of fibromyalgia. Continue reading to learn about the symptoms of this condition...

Jan 1st, 2018
Top Tips for Preventing Back Pain

One of the most common reasons people visit a chiropractor or physical therapist is that they are looking for back pain relief. In fact, back pain affects four out of five people at some point in their lives, but it doesn’t have to happen for you...

Dec 18th, 2017
What Are The Signs And Symptoms Of A Calf Strain?

Running, jumping, and similar movements can sometimes result in a strain of the calf muscles, which are located in the back of the lower leg. Your physical therapist may have told you that there are nine muscles that make up what’s commonly referred...

Nov 16th, 2017
Getting Back On Your Feet After Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a painful foot condition that is common among runners and other active adults. It occurs when the plantar fascia is inflamed and irritated. This thick band of fibrous tissue is found along the bottom of the foot...

Nov 3rd, 2017
Stretching Out Your Back Pain

Stretching is often an effective strategy for back pain relief. If you have severe or persistent back pain, however, do have a doctor examine you to determine the underlying cause. He or she may refer you to physical therapy sessions,...

Oct 26th, 2017
Muscle Spasms: What Your Back Wants You To Know

If you feel like you’ve thrown out your back, you might have actually experienced a severe muscle spasm. Any muscle can be affected by spasms, which are involuntary contractions that can range from mildly uncomfortable to excruciatingly painful...

Oct 18th, 2017
Meet Shanna Lee, D.C.

Dr. Shanna Lee, D.C. is one of the talented chiropractors you might meet at The Houston Spine & Rehabilitation Centers. Originally from Florida, Dr. Shanna Lee, D.C. graduated from Stetson University, and then went on to complete her Doctorate of...

Oct 4th, 2017
The Bare Bones About Your Back Pain

Back pain is never welcome and always an inconvenience. Whether it is intermittent and mild or chronic and intense, this common condition can make everyday activities difficult and affect your overall quality of life...

Oct 3rd, 2017
Piriformis Syndrome 101

Piriformis syndrome is a painful and sometimes debilitating condition. It’s a problem with the piriformis muscle, which is a small muscle located within the buttock. The muscle extends from the base of the spine to the top of the thigh...

Sep 27th, 2017
Could Traction Treatment Work For You?

Spinal traction treatment is a nonsurgical way to gently stretch the spine to relieve pressure. This form of decompression therapy works by producing negative pressure in the discs, which relieves compression on the nerves...

Sep 19th, 2017
Can Physical Therapy Improve Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of those undesirable conditions that gets worse the longer it goes untreated, and is harder to treat when it progresses. If you identify the symptoms right away and get treatment, you probably won’t need surgery later on...

Sep 15th, 2017
Got Back Pain? Get Chiropractic Care!

Globally, back pain is the most common cause of disability. It’s attributed to substantial losses in work productivity, medical bills, and quality of life. But you don’t have to let acute or chronic back pain interfere with your life...

Sep 1st, 2017
Why Do I Have Sciatica?

Searing pain, tingling, or numbness in the lower back, upper buttock, or leg are all classic symptoms of sciatica, a condition which can affect your ability to walk and lead to persistent discomfort...

Sep 1st, 2017
The Dangers Of Untreated Diabetic Neuropathy

Nerve damage, or neuropathy, can cause problems like pain, weakness, and numbness, and chiropractors treat many patients who suffer from neuropathies related to diabetes. If you have diabetes, then continue reading to discover some of...

Aug 25th, 2017
What Is Aquatic Physical Therapy?

You’ve probably heard of physical therapy before and may have even benefited from this treatment method. However, you might not realize that the principles of physical therapy can be applied in water, as well...

Aug 14th, 2017
What Is The Activator Method?

The Activator Method Chiropractic Technique® is a system that many chiropractors use and trust for diagnosing and treating headaches and different types of back and neck pain. This method involves the use of the Activator Adjusting Instrument,...

Aug 7th, 2017
Fighting Back Against Post-Surgical Pain Roulette

Following spine surgery or another surgical procedure, pain caused by another disorder can leave you wondering where you will experience symptoms next. For example, the back pain relief that you were hoping to achieve through herniated...

Jul 31st, 2017
Signs You Could Benefit From Chiropractic Care For Arthritis

Arthritis is a condition in which inflammation develops in the joints, and it is a common cause of back pain, especially in individuals over age 50. Continue reading to learn what signs might mean you’d benefit from seeing a chiropractor for arthritis...

Jul 24th, 2017
What Are The Signs Of Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis refers to inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is a tissue that runs from the toes to the heel bone. In physical therapy, plantar fascia pain is a commonly treated problem and among the most frequent causes of heel pain...

Jul 16th, 2017
A Closer Look At Facet Joint Syndrome

One cause of pain treated by chiropractors is called facet joint syndrome, and it is associated with spinal joint decay. If you’re considering seeing a chiropractor for back or neck pain relief,...

Jul 10th, 2017
Texting And Your Neck

Today, many of the people who visit a chiropractor for neck pain relief are suffering from a condition known as text neck. If you have neck pain and spend a lot of time using a cell phone,...

Jun 23rd, 2017
Cervical Decompression 101 For Patients

For many patients, conservative treatments are enough to manage or eliminate their pain symptoms. However, if chiropractic care and physical therapy fail to provide you with neck pain relief, then your chiropractor may advise...

Jun 13th, 2017
The Role Of Physical Therapy In Plantar Fascia Treatment

The ligament that connects your toes to your heel bones on each foot is called the plantar fascia. If this ligament is strained, it can lead to swelling, stiffness, and pain in the heel, a condition called plantar fasciitis...

Jun 7th, 2017
Recognizing The Early Symptoms Of Scoliosis

When looking at the body from behind, the spine travels straight up the back. Scoliosis refers to an abnormal, sideways curvature of the spine. If you’re wondering if you or your child should see a chiropractor for scoliosis treatment,...

May 25th, 2017
Can Weight Loss Improve Back Pain Symptoms?

You may already know that maintaining a healthy weight can help reduce your risk for a wide range of health conditions. However, did you realize that carrying extra pounds can contribute to back pain?...

May 18th, 2017
5 Reasons Athletes Should See a Chiropractor

What do Tom Brady, Emmitt Smith, Evander Holyfield, and Tiger Woods all have in common? They are professional athletes who have relied on chiropractic care to stay in the game. Chiropractors are not just for treating your neck after...

May 4th, 2017
The Patient’s Guide to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a commonly treated condition in physical therapy. If you have been diagnosed with this problem, then read on to learn what you should know about carpal tunnel syndrome. Overview Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when...

May 4th, 2017
Exploring Types of Physical Therapy

Are you scheduled to begin physical therapy as part of your chiropractic or sports medicine treatment? It is a good idea to learn about what to expect from physical therapy before you begin...

Apr 26th, 2017
How Chiropractic Care Can Advance Your Game

Are you an athlete who has suffered an injury, has pain or tension, or simply wants to improve performance? If so, then you have an excellent reason to incorporate chiropractic care into your sports medicine routine...

Apr 20th, 2017
Stretches for Improving Your Posture

Are you currently seeing a chiropractor or undergoing physical therapy and have been told that your poor posture is contributing to your symptoms? If so, then the good news is that there are plenty of easy ways to address this common issue...

Apr 10th, 2017
Spotlight on Spondylolisthesis

Many people who visit chiropractors or undergo physical therapy because of back pain are older adults, but back pain can occur at any age. A classic example is spondylolisthesis, which tends to develop in teenagers...

Mar 30th, 2017
Why Do Your Joints Pop?

If you’re looking for back pain relief or neck pain relief, you might try stretching to pop your joints. Upon being stretched, it’s common for joints to make a cracking or popping sound. This noise may sound alarming, but it’s harmless...

Mar 23rd, 2017
Answering Common Questions about Chiropractic Adjustments

Doctors of chiropractic medicine are highly trained specialists who evaluate and treat conditions that affect the joints. Although chiropractors can treat any joint in the body, they are best known for providing back and neck pain relief...

Mar 17th, 2017
The Role of Physical Therapy in Your Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation is a multi-stage process. After the initial healing phase, it’s time to get to work with a physical therapist to restore your strength and endurance. Physical therapy is a highly personalized form of rehabilitation...

Mar 9th, 2017
Conditions That Can Benefit from Chiropractic Care

Chiropractors are well-known for providing rapid, drug-free back pain relief. But did you know that chiropractic care can benefit the whole body? Chiropractors are specialists in the musculoskeletal and nervous systems,...

Feb 28th, 2017
Stretches for Iliopsoas Tendonitis

Iliopsoas tendonitis is the inflammation of one of the hip flexors. If you’ve been diagnosed with this condition, a sports medicine specialist may recommend physical therapy. Watch this featured video for a demonstration of the stretches your physical...

Feb 23rd, 2017
What to Expect at Your First Physical Therapy Appointment

Physical therapy is an effective treatment modality for patients who are recovering from sports injuries or from surgery. Ahead of your first appointment, it’s a good idea to call the clinic to ask what you should bring...

Feb 17th, 2017
What Is a Herniated Disc?

Intervertebral discs are found between the vertebrae of the spine. They act as cushions or shock absorbers for the spine. If a sports medicine doctor informs you that you need herniated disc treatment, it means that you have sustained damage...

Feb 10th, 2017
A Look at the Emotional Impacts of Chronic Pain

Countless individuals live with chronic pain. Whether it is constant or intermittent, chronic pain is a debilitating problem that significantly interferes with virtually all areas of daily life—from work to physical fitness to personal hygiene...

Feb 2nd, 2017
What Does It Feel Like to Have Stenosis?

The spinal canal extends down the spine. It’s responsible for housing the spinal cord and nerves. Ideally, the spinal canal should have enough free space to avoid exerting any pressure on these delicate structures...

Jan 27th, 2017
The Dos and Don’ts of Choosing High Heels

Many women are already aware that wearing high heels can inflict considerable pain on the feet. But did you know that stilettos can also cause back pain? In fact, if you visit a chiropractor for back pain relief, you may be advised to consider a change...

Jan 10th, 2017
Physical Therapy for Arthritis Patients

The pain and stiffness of arthritis can be debilitating. Sufferers are limited in their abilities to do even the most mundane everyday activities, and many find themselves locked into a cycle of taking more and more pain medications to cope with...

Jan 6th, 2017
Spotlight on Text Neck

If you’re like most people, you spend a great deal of time every day hunched over your smartphone, and that can lead to a chronic type of neck pain that doctors are calling text neck. More and more people are visiting their chiropractor seeking...

Dec 15th, 2016
Get the Facts About Cervical Decompression

Are you planning to see a chiropractor for cervical decompression? If so, then continue reading to get the facts about this treatment for neck pain. Cervical decompression addresses nerves that are compressed in the neck. Medical conditions, injury,...

Dec 7th, 2016
Should You Take the Plunge and Try Aquatic Therapy?

Using stretches and exercises, physical therapists can help patients find pain relief and recover from injuries. If you are scheduled to begin physical therapy for back pain relief, leg pain treatment, or other issues,...

Dec 3rd, 2016
7 Habits to Help Prevent Back Pain[INFOGRAPHIC]

If you have ever experienced back pain, you’re not alone. The majority of Americans deal with chronic or acute back pain at least once in their lives, which can lead to a reduced quality of life as well as missed days of work...

Nov 28th, 2016
Highlighting the Common Causes of Back Pain

Did you know that back pain is among the most common causes of lost productivity, disability, and doctor’s visits? You can obtain temporary back pain relief by using over-the-counter pain relievers and anti-inflammatory drugs...

Nov 20th, 2016
Is the Weight of Your Purse Causing Neck Pain?

Neck pain is among the most common reasons why people pay a visit to their chiropractor. If you have symptoms like these and regularly carry a purse, then this convenient accessory could be to blame...

Nov 16th, 2016
Spotlight on Dr. Joshua Akerman, D.C.

A native to Houston, Texas, chiropractor Dr. Joshua Akerman, D.C. was involved in several sports growing up, including soccer, track, and football. He ended up accepting a soccer scholarship to the defending national champion, the University of Tampa...

Nov 4th, 2016
What You Can Expect from Physical Therapy

Have you been advised to see a physical therapist? If so, then it is likely because you could benefit from physical rehabilitation in some way. If you are beginning a physical therapy program, then there are several things that you can expect from...

Oct 26th, 2016
Chiropractic Care for Headaches

There are many types of headaches and even more causes that can trigger them. Do you regularly suffer from headaches? If so, then watch this video to learn why visiting a chiropractor can provide you with headache relief...

Oct 25th, 2016
Seeking Treatment for Migraine Headaches

Migraine headaches can be debilitating and have a significant impact on your quality of life. If you suffer from chronic migraines and you’re looking for a solution, then consider seeing a chiropractor for treatment...

Oct 20th, 2016
How to Prepare for a Chiropractic Visit

Chiropractors specialize in treating the musculoskeletal system, specifically the spine. If you are getting ready for your first appointment, then there are a few ways in which you can prepare for your visit...

Oct 7th, 2016
Spotting the Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Among the most common conditions treated with physical therapy is carpal tunnel syndrome. This health issue frequently develops in individuals who have problems with their joints, and those who perform repetitive motions using the hand and wrist...

Sep 27th, 2016
After a Chiropractic Adjustment

When you see a chiropractor for a spinal adjustment, he may give you recommendations to improve your condition and to help maximize the benefits of your treatment. This advice often includes the use of stretching, exercising, or a similar protocol...

Sep 15th, 2016
How to Get the Most Out of Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is a noninvasive treatment modality that is appropriate for all types of musculoskeletal and neurological injuries. It’s also helpful for patients who are recovering from surgery or trying to avoid surgical intervention...

Sep 8th, 2016
Finding Relief from Painful Neuropathy

Neuropathy describes nerve damage caused by other conditions. When this type of injury occurs in the nerves of your limbs, it’s referred to as peripheral neuropathy. This damage can lead to sensations of pain, numbness, and weakness in the affected...

Aug 31st, 2016
The Long-Term Benefits of Chiropractic Care

Patients often visit a chiropractor for acute back or neck pain relief, but chiropractors can actually work with patients with all sorts of medical complaints. Similarly, chiropractic care isn’t just for short-term relief...

Aug 27th, 2016
Treating a Whiplash Injury

Whiplash is a common type of car accident injury that is sustained when the head is forcefully thrown backward, then forward. These movements cause the ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves of the neck to become hyperextended and possibly torn,...

Aug 19th, 2016
Understanding Spondylolisthesis

Physical therapy is a commonly prescribed treatment for back discomfort. One potential cause of lower back pain is spondylolisthesis. Watch this video to learn more about this condition. The bones of your spine, which are called vertebrae, can develop...

Aug 11th, 2016