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Stop Sitting

By PSSM Staff,

Our bodies aren’t designed to sit all day. The evolution and advancement of technology has caused a de-evolution in our physical sustainability. Studies are showing that on average people with desk jobs are now sitting more hours per day than they sleep which is terrible for your overall health and wellness. Increased sitting contributes to insulin resistance and type II diabetes, increased risk for cardiovascular disease, drops in the healthy cholesterol your body needs, decreased calorie burning ability, muscular de-conditioning, […]

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Seasonal Allergy Survival

By Tyressa Savage, D.C.

Allergy season is upon us! Many patients contend with the havoc seasonal allergies wreak on their wellbeing this time of year. If you are someone who struggles with this yearly, and needs help with making it through these crucial first weeks of warm weather, here are some tips that can help make it more bearable. For many this goes without saying, but for many others it may not occur to you to check back in with your allergist/primary care physician […]

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Ok, I’am Better

By Tyressa Savage, D.C.

You’ve just spent months undergoing chiropractic care and physical therapy for your injury or condition. You’ve arranged your appointments around your already busy schedule and put in the time and work required to give your body its best chance at healing. Now you’re ready to go back to life as you knew it before all this happened.  So where do you go from here? How do you resume your normal activities without risking ending up right back where you started? […]

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Flip Flop Fever Fest

By Tyressa Savage, D.C.

The summer and hot weather is upon us!!! Now is the time of year that more and more folks will ditch their conventional footwear and opt for sandals and flip flops. Although many manufacturers are producing more ergonomically sound designs, the difference in support offered is enough to cause issues with many patients and their ailments; particularly foot pain. If you desire more summer friendly footwear but contend with the discomfort and pain that comes with wearing flip flops or […]

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Dangers of opioids and other alternatives for pain management

By Tyressa Savage, D.C.

No one likes being in pain. Patients choose care at Performance Spine and Sports Medicine because of this fact. Sure, pain has its purpose. For most people it is the first signal that something is awry in the body and our natural instinct is to put a stop to the pain as quickly as possible. The problem with this approach is that treating the pain often becomes the main focus rather than eradicating the source of the pain. Our clinical […]

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Posture and TMJ

By Tyressa Savage, D.C.

Are you suffering from Upper Cross Syndrome or TMJ Disorder and you can’t find any relief? Look no further. Performance Spine and Sports Medicine will use an integrated approach to help treat your pain so you can live your life pain free, drug free, and surgery free. From a physical therapist’s perspective, we can evaluate the source of the TMJ pain whether it is a postural, muscular or disc issue or a combination of these. All of these sources can […]

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Eat Your Breakfast

By Tyressa Savage, D.C.

  Now that the weather has broken, and our chilly rain days seem to be a thing of the past, it is getting hotter earlier in the mornings. Many people site skipping breakfast in the summer months stating that it is too hot for them to eat so early in the mornings. The heightened temperatures make them uncomfortable enough to skip this very important meal. However, this is a poor choice in terms of health and here’s why. When you […]

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Where are my abs

By Tyressa Savage, D.C.

Core-strengthening is a common activity recommended for patients with low back issues. The reasoning for this is due to the fact that the core is the largest low back stabilizer the body naturally has. However, many patients often ask about how to train their anterior core (the abdominal muscle group) for an aesthetic benefit as well. When this conversation takes place it is discovered that most patients are making the same mistakes when it comes to core-training. “Abs are made […]

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