Lumbar Radiculopathy

Lumbar Radiculopathy

By Megan Murdock | September 10, 2020

Lumbar Radiculopathy – Low back pain will affect more than 80% of the population at some point in their life. Pinched nerves are unfortunately a common reason that low back pain occurs. When a nerve becomes compressed, it can cause the low back and even the legs to feel pain, weakness, and numbness. What can be…

tennis elbow

Tennis Elbow

By Megan Murdock | August 27, 2020

Tennis elbow is a known ailment in many households. Did you know it is one of the most misleading diagnoses in medicine? That’s because the name infers that the pain can only present in tennis players.  Only about 5-10% of tennis elbow actually comes from tennis players! Most times this condition is found in workers…

ice vs heat

Ice versus heat – what to use for pain relief

By Megan Murdock | August 20, 2020

Ice vs Heat – Should I use ice? Should I use heat? Will one help or hurt me? The use of ice or heat is one of the most controversial topics in health care. It has been studied over and over again. It is also one of the most commonly asked question patients ask us, whether…

golfers elbow

Golfers Elbow

By Megan Murdock | August 13, 2020

Golfer’s elbow is on the rise in western Pennsylvania as more and more people start playing golf in our area.  Golf course usage is up over 70% this year as people use it to practice social distancing and have fun Like tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow is a common household diagnosis. Also like tennis elbow, golfer’s…

calm day morning

Calm Day

By Megan Murdock | August 6, 2020

Calm Day – are you having one? Everyday stressors can sometimes get the best of us. At times, we simply have too much on our plate and life can seem overwhelming. In previous blogs, we talked about physical and mental approaches to decreasing stress and improving our mind, body, and spirit. Did you know there…

Plantar Fasciilits

Plantar Fasciitis

By Megan Murdock | July 30, 2020

What is plantar fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis occurs when the plantar fascia on the bottom of the foot becomes inflamed. The calf muscle becomes the Achilles tendon, running over the heel and into the bottom of the foot becoming the plantar fascia. Inflammation can be due to injury, overuse, altered foot biomechanics and footwear, and obesity.…

CBD oil

CBD – Full Spectrum Hemp Extract

By Megan Murdock | July 23, 2020

CBD quickly became the hottest product on the market! Driving along the highway you can see billboards advertising CBD, a radio ad will talk about CBD, and most doctor’s offices offer a CBD product. So what’s the big hype?Well, in a recent 2020 randomized trial researchers noted “significant reduction in intense pain, sharp pain, cold…

KT Tape

KT tape – Kinesiology Tape

By Megan Murdock | July 16, 2020

KT Tape While watching athletics you may have noticed some athletes wearing that crazy colored and designed tape on their shoulders, knees, ankles, etc. What is that and what does it do? It is called Kinesiology tape, better known as KT tape. KT tape is used to limit pressure on the tissue which can cause…

yoga

Yoga

By Megan Murdock | July 9, 2020

One of the most common questions that float through our office is “is yoga actually good for you?”. The quick and simple answer is, yes. –  but many researchers believed it was practiced long before that. Since then, yoga has developed and branched into many different styles, techniques, and focuses. It ranges from static stretches,…

headaches - are they driving you to distraction

Headaches – are they driving you to distraction?

By Megan Murdock | July 2, 2020

Headaches “I have a headache”. How often do you hear that at home, at work, walking around the store, or at the gym? If we had to guess, you hear it pretty often. Many people suffer from headaches and sometimes, it can affect their entire day. Being able to think clearly allows us to make…