Effective Prevention and Treatment for Soft Tissue Injuries

By Jenn Bottoms | November 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Damage to muscles, tendons and ligaments through the body are commonly referred to as soft tissue injuries and usually occur from a sprain, strain or overuse of a particular part of the body. One of the most common types of injuries, and the most common type of sports-related injuries, soft tissue injuries affect thousands of…

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For Brain Health, Eat Your Greens!

By Jenn Bottoms | November 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

You have probably been hearing since childhood, “Eat your greens!” Long touted for healthy heart benefits, leafy greens are getting noticed for a new reason. As it turns out, this age-old advice is truly great as leafy greens benefit our brains in addition to our bodies, keeping us young, helping with memory and even possibly…

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Five Ways To Speed Up Recovery After A Concussion

By Healthy Brain Now | November 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Every year, approximately 1.6-3.8 million people in the U.S. suffer from sports and recreation-related concussions. Considered a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), concussion symptoms vary in severity, running the range from slight headaches and memory loss to extreme vertigo and nausea. Other symptoms may include: Difficulty concentrating Sensitivity to light and/or noise Blurred vision Drowsiness…

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Five Easy Hacks To Boost Memory And Brain Performance

By Healthy Brain Now | November 9, 2018 | 0 Comments

Our memory plays a significant role in helping us navigate through our daily routines. Unfortunately, as we get older, we may start to notice that our once sharp mental acuity has started to slip a bit. While there’s not much any of us can do to stop (or even slow down) time, there are various…

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Relaxation Tips to Help Alleviate Chronic Pain

By Jenn Bottoms | November 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain in the U.S. today. With a greater need that ever before for treatments that are safe, effective and do not rely on drugs, pain management is a hot topic nearly everywhere you go. As we discussed in the previous post, chronic pain can have several causes,…

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Chronic Pain Begins with the Brain

By Jenn Bottoms | November 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

For many people who suffer from chronic back pain, traditional treatments leave them unsatisfied and even worse, still in pain. Physical therapy, injections, drugs and even surgeries offer temporary relief at best, and often more pain and debilitation. However, as more and more patients are searching for effective treatments for chronic pain, and more is…

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Mind Over Matter: Scientific Benefits Of Positive Thinking

By Healthy Brain Now | November 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

We all know that the power of positive thinking can alter our immediate mood and have a direct impact on our day-to-day routines; but did you know that optimism could influence our overall health? Research indicates that maintaining an upbeat attitude can yield a wide range of long-term wellness benefits, bringing the age-old “glass half…

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Dr. Ellis Discusses Plantar Fascitis

By Healthy Brain Now | November 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Well,  I have had this blog function for a long time now and many of you have seen the blogs that other people have posted for me.  But I thought I would try my hand with a casual post about pain.  I spend so much of my time treating people with pain and almost every…

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Rotator Cuff Injury

By Healthy Brain Now | October 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

A rotator cuff injury is the most frequent cause of shoulder pain due to strain and tear in the muscles or tendons of the shoulder. The rotator cuff is made of four muscles that surround and stabilize the shoulder, including the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis. These muscles form a “cuff” around the head…

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The Other 9%

By Healthy Brain Now | October 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

A study by Nunez et al. reported that 91% of patients experiencing benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) had resolution of their symptoms with canal repositioning maneuvers. But what about the other 9%? Often times, these people who fall into the 9% become candidates for surgeries that involve cutting the vestibular nerve, a singular neurectomy, or…

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