Back Pain Exercise Tips | NVCPC.com

Back Pain Exercise Tips

Often when it comes to back pain, the recommend treatment is rest. Sometimes pain relievers, such as NSAIDs, can also help reduce the recovery time. However, there are times when gentle exercises can speed the healing process. Exercises that stretch and strengthen the muscles in the back can improve the overall recovery time. Here are…

How Can Physical Therapy Help With My Pain? | NVCPC.com

How Can Physical Therapy Help With My Pain?

Physical therapy is a practice that uses active and passive techniques to treat, heal, and prevent injuries or disabilities. Trained, licensed physical therapists are experts in relieving pain, improving mobility, and restoring function to different areas of the body. As such, many chronic pain patients may attend physical therapy sessions in order to help their pain.…

Incorporating Exercise Into Your Life | NVCPC.com

Incorporating Exercise Into Your Life

Integrating exercise into your daily routine doesn’t have to be difficult and it can have huge benefits for your health. One of the major reasons for not starting an exercise program can be the cost. A gym membership is often based on a year-long contract that you may not necessarily use. However, there are many inexpensive…

The Relationship Between Smoking and Pain | NVCPC.com

The Relationship Between Smoking and Pain

Cigarette smoking has long been the subject of medical scrutiny for all of the possible negative effects on the body. While much of the research focuses on the cancer causing properties of cigarettes, some studies have also shown a correlation between smoking and chronic pain. According to one study published by Medscape in 2012, the…

Starting Out With An Exercise Program | NVCPC.com

Starting Out With An Exercise Program

We all know that exercising is better for us than not exercising but that doesn’t make getting started any easier. On top of the psychological barriers to starting an exercise program when you’re not used to it, or just plain don’t want to, there may also be physical challenges. Someone who is simply out of…

Stay Mindful On Christmas Eve | NVCPC.com

Stay Mindful On Christmas Eve

(Update so it’s specifically referring to NVCPC, give a quick thank you to patients at the end, and update for earlier in the week) “I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three…

What Is Tai Chi and How Can It Help With Pain? | NVCPC.com

What Is Tai Chi and How Can It Help With Pain?

Tai chi is a form of exercise developed in ancient China that has been practiced for centuries as a therapeutic, healing routine. Instead of jarring, high-intensity exercises, tai chi focuses on low-impact, slow moving, naturally flowing movements that are done softly and thoughtfully. Movements are often circular and muscles are relaxed during the exercises. Since…

10 Health Benefits of Volunteering | NVCPC.com

10 Health Benefits of Volunteering

Health and wellness is about much more than simply treating our pain or symptoms. Our overall wellbeing relies on so much more. This time of year especially we begin to think about ways we can help our communities. Did you know that volunteering has health benefits? Here are ten benefits of volunteering that can help…

What Is Tennis Elbow? | NVCPC.com

What Is Tennis Elbow?

Tennis elbow is a repetitive motion injury that affects the mechanics of the arm. It is seen frequently in individuals who play tennis, but can be caused by any repetitive motion. The pain travels from the outside of the elbow down to the wrist and fingers. The pain can be more notable or “sharper” when…