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FDA Approves Tirzepatide for Weight Loss Apr 10th, 2024

Tirzepatide: A New Horizon in FDA-Approved Weight Loss Treatments In the ever-evolving landscape of medical weight management, the recent FDA approval of Tirzepatide marks a significant milestone. Dr. Suzanne Manzi, MD, a board-certified obesity doctor at Performance Pain and Sports Medicine, offers a deep dive into this groundbreaking development. With...

Exercises and Stretches For Herniated Disc Pain Apr 5th, 2024

Safeguarding Your Spine: Exercises and Stretches For Herniated Disc Pain Introduction Bulging discs significantly impact quality of life by affecting daily activities and exercise routines. Dr. Matthias Wiederholz, MD, a board-certified pain management specialist at Performance Pain and Sports Medicine, highlights the importance of properly managing this condition. With his...

Pool Exercises For Back Pain Relief Feb 7th, 2024

Dive into Relief: Pool Exercises for Back PainIntroduction Back pain is a widespread issue that affects countless individuals globally, hindering their daily activities and quality of life. This condition, which ranges from acute injuries to chronic issues like sciatica and herniated discs, often leads to dependency on medications or invasive...

MLS M6 Laser Therapy for Pain Relief Feb 6th, 2024

The Healing Laser: MLS M6 Therapy for Pain Relief and Faster Recovery In the evolving landscape of pain management and sports medicine, cutting-edge technologies like the MLS M6 Laser are revolutionizing treatment options. Dr. Matthias Wiederholz, MD, a board-certified pain management doctor, leads the way at Performance Pain and Sports...

Navigating Menopause: Can Women Experience Orgasms Post-Menopause? Feb 1st, 2024

Key Takeaways As we delve into the topic "Navigating Menopause: Can Women Experience Orgasms Post-Menopause?", here are the essential points to note: Orgasms Are Achievable Post-Menopause: Contrary to common beliefs, the question of "can a woman have an orgasim after menopause" is met with a positive response. Many women continue...

Herniated Disc Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment Jan 31st, 2024

  Key Takeaways from "Herniated Disc Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment" Understanding Herniated Discs: A herniated disc occurs when the soft center of a spinal disc pushes through a tear in the tougher exterior, potentially causing pain, numbness, and other symptoms. Symptoms Can Vary: Depending on the location of the herniated...

S1 Nerve Root Compression: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment Jan 29th, 2024

Understanding S1 Nerve Root Compression: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment Introduction In the realm of pain management, few conditions are as complex and challenging as S1 nerve root compression. This condition often arises from a variety of causes, including herniated or bulging discs in the lower spine, spinal stenosis (narrowing of...

Cervical Herniated Disc Symptoms and Treatment Jan 22nd, 2024

Mastering Pain Relief: Essential Guide to Cervical Herniated Disc Symptoms and Treatment Welcome to a comprehensive exploration of cervical herniated disc, a condition that may be the root of your neck discomfort, arm numbness, or weakness. Leading this insightful journey is Dr. Matthias Wiederholz, MD. As a board-certified pain management...

Emergency Symptoms of a Herniated Disc Dec 7th, 2023

Understanding and Managing Emergency Symptoms of a Herniated Disc   Understanding Emergency Symptoms of a Herniated Disc What is a Herniated Disc? A condition where the soft center of a spinal disc protrudes through a tear in the exterior. Recognizing Emergency Symptoms Severe pain, numbness, weakness, loss of bladder/bowel control....

Exercises and Stretches for Herniated Disc Relief Nov 14th, 2023

Exercises and Stretches for Herniated Disc Relief: Expert Insights from Dr. Matthias Wiederholz   KEY TAKEAWAYS Expert Insights: Dr. Matthias Wiederholz provides expert strategies for herniated disc pain relief. Disc Anatomy: Understanding herniated discs is essential for effective pain management. Non-Surgical Methods: Rehabilitation exercises are emphasized to alleviate pain without...

Enhancing Female Sensitivity Nov 10th, 2023

Enhancing Female Sensitivity: A Comprehensive Guide by Dr. Suzanne Manzi, MD   Key Takeaways Understanding Female Sensitivity: Insights into biological, psychological, and physical aspects influencing female sensitivity Debunking Myths: Clearing misconceptions about female sensitivity Natural Enhancements: Diet, exercise, mindfulness, and pelvic floor exercises for improved sensitivity Medical Approaches: Topical solutions,...

Deadlifting with a Herniated Disc Nov 9th, 2023

  The Comprehensive Guide to Deadlifting with a Herniated Disc The deadlift is a staple in strength training, revered for its ability to build power and muscle. However, the intersection of deadlifting and spinal health can be a complex one, particularly when it comes to a herniated disc. Dr. Matthias...

Benefits of the O-Shot Treatment Nov 7th, 2023

Exploring the Multifaceted Benefits of the O-Shot® Treatment   Benefit Description Boosting Libido and Sexual Satisfaction Enhances libido and sexual pleasure naturally, improving blood flow and sensitivity. Resolving Urinary Incontinence Strengthens bladder tissues, reducing involuntary leakage and improving bladder function. Alleviating Vaginal Dryness and Discomfort Promotes tissue regeneration and enhances...

Degenerative Disc Disease Treatment Options Nov 3rd, 2023

  A New Era of Healing: Degenerative Disc Disease Treatment Options Unveiled Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) is a condition that has perplexed many, leading to a relentless quest for back pain relief and restoration. Dr. Matthias Wiederholz, a board-certified pain management specialist, stands at the forefront of this quest. With...

Best Collagen Peptides Nov 2nd, 2023

Unlocking the Secret to Weight Loss: Best Collagen Peptides Recommended by Dr. Suzanne Manzi, MD   In the bustling corridors of Performance Pain and Sports Medicine, Dr. Suzanne Manzi, MD, stands as a beacon of hope for those navigating the complex journey of medical weight loss. As a board-certified obesity...

Revitalize Your Sexual Wellness with the O-Shot Oct 31st, 2023

      Introduction Welcome to a world where sexual wellness is not just a dream but a tangible, achievable reality. Dr. Suzanne Manzi, adorned with four medical board certifications and officially trained and authorized by the O-Shot® organization, brings to you a revolutionary treatment that has transformed the lives...

Liraglutide vs Semaglutide: A Comprehensive Analysis Oct 26th, 2023

  Introduction   In the realm of weight loss medications, the debate between Liraglutide vs Semaglutide has been a prominent topic. To shed light on this discussion, we look to the expertise of Dr. Suzanne Manzi, MD, a board-certified obesity doctor with a thriving practice at Performance Pain and Sports...

L5-S1 Pain and its Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment  Oct 25th, 2023

  Are you struggling with lower back pain and searching for answers? In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore a common source of such discomfort: L5-S1 pain. By understanding the anatomy and function of this critical spinal segment, you’ll gain valuable insights into the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for L5-S1...

Who Should Not Utilize Lidocaine Patches Oct 20th, 2023

  Exploring the Limits: Understanding Who Should Not Utilize Lidocaine Patches    Introduction Welcome to a comprehensive guide on the usage of Lidocaine patches, Dr. Suzanne Manzi is a board-certified pain management specialist with a wealth of experience in providing relief to patients navigating through the labyrinth of chronic pain....

Exploring Medications to Help Women Experience Climax Oct 19th, 2023

  Empowering Women's Sexual Health: Exploring Medications to Help Women Experience Climax (and the O-Shot Procedure) Introduction Oh boy, where do we begin? For ages, society's been buzzin' about men's sexual health. Viagra this, Cialis that. But what about the ladies? They too deserve a piece of the action! Enter...

Managing Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease Oct 18th, 2023

  Managing Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease: Innovative Treatment Options   Introduction Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease (LDDD) is a common condition that can cause significant discomfort and disability. Dr. Matthias Wiederholz, a board-certified pain management specialist at Performance Pain and Sports Medicine, has dedicated his career to understanding and treating conditions...

Managing L4-L5 Pain Symptoms Oct 12th, 2023

  Expert Insights into Managing L4-L5 Pain Symptoms    Part Function Vertebrae Supports the upper body and facilitates movement Intervertebral Disc Acts as a shock absorber between the vertebrae Associated Nerves Transmits signals between the brain and the body   Introduction    Navigating the complexities of L4-L5 spinal pain requires...

Understanding Vaginal Dryness Oct 9th, 2023

  Understanding Vaginal Dryness: Causes, Treatments, and the Revolutionary O-Shot Solution   Overview of Vaginal Dryness What is it? Vaginal dryness is a common condition characterized by a lack of moisture in the vaginal area, causing discomfort and affecting sexual health. Common Causes Hormonal changes, certain medications, lifestyle habits like...

Comprehensive Guide to L5 S1 Bulging Disc Oct 6th, 2023

  Comprehensive Guide to L5 S1 Bulging Disc: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments   What follows here will be walking you through an in-depth understanding of the L5 S1 bulging disc, a prevalent spinal condition that can cause significant discomfort and mobility issues. Condition Description L5 S1 Bulging Disc A condition...

Pain Patches Over the Counter Oct 5th, 2023

  7 Must-Know Facts about Pain Patches Over the Counter   Fact Description What are Pain Patches? Adhesive patches that deliver pain-relieving medication directly to the affected area. Evolution of Pain Patches From ancient poultices and plasters to modern transdermal patches with controlled release of medication. Benefits of Pain Patches...

Side Effects of Peptides for Weight Loss Oct 3rd, 2023

5  Shocking Side Effects of Peptides for Weight Loss You Need to Know!   Introduction to Peptides for Weight Loss What are Peptides? Tiny proteins made up of less than 50 amino acids, crucial for cellular functions. How do Peptides Aid Weight Loss? By stimulating the release of growth hormone,...

3 Pain-Relieving Exercises for Tech Neck Sep 1st, 2023

In today’s world, many people spend a lot of their time bent over some type of electronic device, be it a computer, tablet, or phone. Whether for work, recreation, shopping, or connecting with friends and family, we spend a lot of time looking down at screens!  And, all of that...

How to Use Peptides for Bodybuilding Aug 24th, 2023

Unlock the Power: How to Use Peptides for Bodybuilding in 5 Simple Steps Dive deep into the world of peptides and learn exactly how to use peptides for bodybuilding to maximize gains, enhance recovery, and optimize health.   Introduction Peptides have steadily gained traction in the bodybuilding community, acclaimed for...

The Best Peptides for Athletes Aug 21st, 2023

  The Best Peptides for Athletes: Unraveling the Power of Peptides   The quest for peak performance has athletes exploring a myriad of resources. One such resource that has been gaining traction in recent years are peptides. In this deep dive, we'll unpack the best peptides for athletes, looking into...

Best Weight Loss Peptides for Men over 50 Aug 11th, 2023

Best Weight Loss Peptides for Men over 50   Losing weight as a man over 50 can feel like scaling a mountain - it's a tough climb. But what if I told you there's a secret weapon that can help in this uphill battle? Say hello to peptides, your new...

What are Peptides for Muscle Growth? Aug 10th, 2023

  Unveiling the Mystery: What are Peptides for Muscle Growth, and How Do They Work? Dive deep into the world of muscle-building as we unravel the secrets behind peptides and their pivotal role in muscle growth. Discover how they work, their benefits, and potential side effects. Type of Peptide Function...

Best Practices for Using Pain Patches Aug 10th, 2023

Best Practices for Using Pain Patches: Your Ultimate Guide Section Content Understanding Pain Patches Explanation of what pain patches are and how they work Choosing the Right Pain Patch Guide to selecting the appropriate pain patch based on your pain How to Apply Pain Patches Instructions on how to properly...

Thoracic Pain ICD 10 Aug 9th, 2023

Demystifying Thoracic Pain: A Comprehensive Guide to ICD 10 Classification The presence of thoracic pain, as per the ICD 10 classification, denotes a broad spectrum of medical conditions. This guide aims to shine a light on understanding the thoracic pain ICD 10, covering the intricacies of diagnosis, management, and the...

Poor Posture, Muscle Imbalances, and Headaches: How Are They Connected? Aug 8th, 2023

Did you know that the human head weighs an average of 10-11 pounds? That means your spinal structure, and your back and neck muscles, have a lot to hold up. And, when poor posture puts your body out of alignment, you risk pressure that can cause chronic pain. If you...

How Does the O-Shot® Work? Aug 8th, 2023

  How Does the O-Shot® Work? 7 Stunning Benefits and More!   What is the O-Shot®? A non-surgical treatment designed to increase sexual arousal and rejuvenation in women using Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP). How does it work? PRP is extracted from the patient's blood and injected into specific areas of the...

What Does the O-Shot Cost? Aug 7th, 2023

What Does the O-Shot® Cost?     O-Shot® Surgical Rejuvenation Cost Comparison             $$                   $$$$ Downtime Minimal Weeks to Months                    The O-Shot cost is $1497 when done at Performance...

Say Goodbye to Painful Sex Aug 4th, 2023

  Say Goodbye to Painful Sex: Exploring the O-Shot Procedure Dive into our comprehensive guide as we explore the revolutionary O-Shot procedure, a solution that promises an end to painful sexual experiences. Embrace the freedom and confidence to say goodbye to painful sex.   Sections in the Article Brief Description...

Best Painkiller for Herniated Disc Aug 3rd, 2023

Best Painkiller for Herniated Disc: A Comprehensive Guide Looking for the best painkiller for herniated disc? We're here to guide you through the maze of options, exploring both prescription and over-the-counter remedies. Ease your back pain, restore your mobility, and regain control of your life today!   Key Takeaways Herniated...

Lidocaine Patch for Back Pain Relief Jul 31st, 2023

Lidocaine Patch Back Pain: Your Ultimate Guide to Relief   Take the edge off your back pain with lidocaine patches. Learn more about this effective solution and why it might just be the remedy you've been searching for.   Topic Details What is a Lidocaine Patch? A topical solution for...

What is the O Shot? Jul 28th, 2023

What is the O-Shot? Your Comprehensive Guide to the Pinnacle of Intimate Wellness   What is the O-Shot? Benefits of the O-Shot Potential Side Effects Ideal Candidate for the O-Shot A non-surgical treatment that uses the body's natural growth factors to stimulate vaginal and clitoral rejuvenation. Increased sexual desire, decreased...

Where to Get Peptides for Weight Loss Jul 26th, 2023

Where to Get Peptides for Weight Loss: The Comprehensive Guide   Weight loss is a struggle that millions of individuals grapple with worldwide. For some, traditional methods like strict dieting and relentless exercise routines don't always yield the expected results. Enter peptides, a game-changing solution for weight loss. But where...

Semaglutide Weight Loss Online Jul 25th, 2023

Semaglutide Weight Loss Online: Your Guide to a Slimmer You   Chapter Topic 1 Understanding Weight Loss 2 Semaglutide Weight Loss Online 3 The Benefits and Risks of Semaglutide 4 FAQs About Semaglutide Weight Loss Online 5 How to Buy Semaglutide Online   Introduction In the ever-evolving world of weight...

Best Muscle Growth Peptides for Women over 50 Jul 24th, 2023

Best Muscle Growth Peptides for Women over 50: A Comprehensive Guide Delve into the world of peptides as we unveil the best muscle growth peptides for women over 50. This comprehensive guide sheds light on how these compounds can help you regain your strength and vitality.   Peptide Benefits Ipamorelin...

The O-Shot Near Me in Houston, TX Jul 21st, 2023

  The Ultimate Guide to the O-Shot Near Me in Houston, TX Searching for a way to revive your intimate wellness? Discover the O-shot near me in Houston, TX, a game-changing procedure offering numerous benefits for women.   Introduction In the ever-evolving realm of aesthetic and regenerative medicine, new treatments...

Best Weight Loss Peptides for Women Over 50 Jul 13th, 2023

  Unveiling the Best Weight Loss Peptides for Women Over 50   Overview: Explore the world of peptides with our comprehensive guide on the best weight loss peptides for women over 50. Discover their science, benefits, and usage tips.   Introduction Welcome to the comprehensive guide on the Best weight...

Best Muscle Growth Peptides for Men Over 50 Jul 13th, 2023

  The Ultimate Guide to the Best Muscle Growth Peptides for Men Over 50   Overview: In this article you will discover the best muscle growth peptides for men over 50. Get an in-depth understanding of how they work, their benefits, safety profile, and how to use them for maximum...

The Revolutionary Pain Patch Jul 11th, 2023

The Revolutionary Pain Patch: An Expert Guide to Pain-Free Living   Pain patches offer targeted relief with convenience and fewer side effects. Learn more about the science, history, and types of pain patches, as well as potential side effects and frequently asked questions. Read on to get the expert guide...

What is Disc Desiccation Jul 11th, 2023

What is Disc Desiccation: The Comprehensive Guide to Understanding Disc Desiccation Back pain is a universal phenomenon that affects countless individuals worldwide. One culprit behind this is a condition known as 'disc desiccation.' But what is disc desiccation? To answer this, we'll dive into the world of spinal health and...

Will My Torn Rotator Cuff Heal on Its Own? Jul 11th, 2023

Torn rotator cuffs account for a lot of the shoulder injuries we see at Performance Pain & Sports Medicine. Our team, led by Dr. Matthias Wiederholz and Dr. Suzanne Manzi, provides effective treatment options to repair your torn rotator cuff and keep your shoulder joint working smoothly.  We treat new and existing patients with sports...

The Risks of Buying Research Peptides for Muscle Growth Jul 7th, 2023

  The Hidden Danger: Why It Is Dangerous to Buy Research Peptides for Muscle Growth   Below you will uncover the reasons behind the potential danger of purchasing research peptides for muscle growth, including an in-depth analysis of the associated risks and the pressing concerns from health professionals.   Introduction:...

Side Effects of Peptides for Muscle Growth Jul 2nd, 2023

Peptide Power: Unmasking the Side Effects of Peptides for Muscle Growth Discover the potential side effects of peptides for muscle growth. Equip yourself with expert knowledge on the implications of these muscle enhancers, the pros, cons, and a deep-dive into the science behind their usage.   Introduction Over the past...

The Impact of Semaglutide FDA Approval Jun 23rd, 2023

  Understanding the Impact of Semaglutide FDA Approval   Introduction   As health enthusiasts and those familiar with the medical world would know, FDA approval for a drug is the benchmark of quality and safety. In this article, we are focusing on the green light from the FDA for Semaglutide,...

The Role of Peptides in Accelerating Recovery and Muscle Growth Jun 23rd, 2023

  The Miraculous Role of Peptides in Accelerating Recovery  and Muscle Growth   Introduction Modern life can be grueling, and our bodies often bear the brunt. Whether it's the aftermath of an intensive workout, a surgical procedure, or daily stressors, recovery is an essential process that shouldn't be overlooked. Enter...

The Lidoderm Patch (Lidocaine 5%): A Detailed Guide Jun 23rd, 2023

  The Lidoderm Patch (Lidocaine 5%): A Detailed Guide   Demystifying the Lidoderm Patch: A Comprehensive Guide   Medicine comes in many forms, and the Lidoderm patch is one of the most intriguing. Applied directly to the skin, this patch provides targeted pain relief, leading many to sing its praises....

Symptoms of Bulging Disc in Neck C5-C6 Jun 21st, 2023

  Demystifying the Symptoms of Bulging Disc in Neck C5-C6   When it comes to the complex anatomy of our spine, understanding the minutiae may seem like solving a jigsaw puzzle with missing pieces. However, knowing about particular conditions, such as a bulging disc in the neck C5-C6, can help...

The Ultimate Guide to Pain Relief Patches Jun 21st, 2023

  The Ultimate Guide to Pain Relief Patches: Your All-in-One Solution for Chronic Pain Management Get a comprehensive understanding of pain relief patches: what they are, how they work, their benefits, side effects, and alternatives. Discover this unique approach to pain management that could change your life! Follow our Pain...

What is DRG Stimulation: Patient Review Jun 19th, 2023

  What is DRG Stimulation and Why Is It Used to Treat Focal Chronic Pain?   Chronic pain, which is defined as pain that persists for more than three to six months, can be debilitating and difficult to treat.   Focal chronic pain, which is pain localized to a specific...

Discseel® Reviews: Achieving Lasting Back Pain Relief Jun 16th, 2023

Discseel®: Achieving Lasting Back Pain Relief   Patient Success Stories 4000+Discseel® Procedures Performed(This is measured across all locations in the United States) 82%Discseel® Success Rate(This is measured from patients reporting an improvement and a reduction in overall pain) 31%Average Spinal Fusion Successes(2016 NIH Prospective Study John Hopkins University School of...

Healing Peptides for Bodybuilding Jun 16th, 2023

  Healing Peptides for Bodybuilding: Unlocking the Power of Peptide Therapy   Introduction   In the world of bodybuilding and athletic performance, the pursuit of peak physical condition is a constant endeavor. Athletes and fitness enthusiasts are always seeking innovative ways to enhance their training, optimize recovery, and maximize muscle...

Benefits of Peptides for Muscle Growth Jun 13th, 2023

  What Are The Benefits of Peptides for Muscle Growth?   Introduction In the world of fitness and bodybuilding, achieving optimal muscle growth is a top priority for many individuals. While traditional methods such as resistance training and proper nutrition play a vital role, recent advancements in science have led...

Annular Fissure Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Jun 12th, 2023

Annular Fissure: Understanding the Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment   Introduction   An annular fissure, commonly known as a disc tear, is a condition that affects the intervertebral discs of the spine. It occurs when the outer layer of the disc, called the annulus fibrosus, develops a tear or crack. This...

Semaglutide for Weight Loss in Non-Diabetics Jun 9th, 2023

  Semaglutide for Weight Loss in Non-Diabetics: A Revolutionary Approach to Achieving Healthier Body Weight   Introduction   Are you struggling to lose weight and improve your overall health? Are you looking for an innovative medical weight loss solution that can make a real difference in your weight loss journey?...

4 Effective Pain Relief Options for Piriformis Syndrome Jun 8th, 2023

Do you have piriformis syndrome? With this condition, swelling, muscle spasms, scar tissue, or trauma causes your piriformis muscle to put pressure on your sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve runs through your low back and down each of your legs, which is where your symptoms of pain and numbness are...

Relieve Pain with Lidocaine Patch 5% Jun 7th, 2023

  Relieve Pain with Lidocaine Patch 5%: A Comprehensive Guide   Follow Dr. Manzi's Pain Diaries channel on YouTube for up to date cutting edge pain relief information: Introduction   Are you tired of dealing with chronic pain? Seeking relief that is convenient and effective? Look no further than the...

Benefits of Semaglutide Jun 7th, 2023

  Benefits of Semaglutide: Unleashing the Potential of a Revolutionary Medication   Follow Dr. Manzi on YouTube for more cutting edge information   Discover the remarkable Benefits of Semaglutide, a groundbreaking medication that has transformed the lives of individuals with type 2 diabetes. Explore its efficacy, safety, weight loss benefits,...

Treatments for Disc Desiccation Jun 6th, 2023

Understanding and Managing Back Pain with Effective Treatments for Disc Desiccation   Introduction In the realm of spinal health, disc desiccation is a term that often surfaces. But what does it really mean? In this comprehensive article, we will delve into the intricacies of disc desiccation, exploring its causes, symptoms, diagnosis,...

Herniated Disc Exercises Jun 1st, 2023

  Herniated Disc Exercises: A Comprehensive Guide to Relieve Back Pain   Introduction Dealing with a herniated disc can be a challenging and painful experience. The discomfort and limited mobility can greatly impact your daily life. However, with the right exercises and proper guidance, you may alleviate the pain and...

How Does Semaglutide Work Jun 1st, 2023

  How Does Semaglutide Work?   Introduction Semaglutide is a medication that is commonly used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. It belongs to a class of drugs called glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists. But what exactly is semaglutide and how does it work? In this article, we will...

HGH Peptide for Muscle Growth May 31st, 2023

  HGH Peptide: Unlocking the Potential of Human Growth Hormone   Introduction   In the realm of anti-aging and performance enhancement, human growth hormone (HGH) has garnered significant attention. Many individuals are seeking ways to optimize their vitality and well-being, leading them to explore the potential benefits of HGH peptides....

Lidoderm Patch for Pain Relief May 31st, 2023

Lidoderm Patch: An Effective Solution for Pain Relief   Are you tired of dealing with chronic pain that affects your daily life? Are you looking for a solution that can provide effective and long-lasting relief? Look no further! The Lidoderm Patch is here to help. In this article, we will...

Annular Tear of Lumbar Disc May 31st, 2023

  Annular Tear of Lumbar Disc: Understanding the Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments   Introduction Welcome to our comprehensive guide on the annular tear of lumbar disc. If you're experiencing lower back pain, it's crucial to understand the potential causes and available treatment options. In this article, we'll delve into the...

C5 C6 Herniated Disc Treatment May 26th, 2023

C5 C6 Herniated Disc Treatment: Effective Strategies for Relief   Dealing with a C5 C6 herniated disc can be a painful and debilitating experience. The C5 C6 level refers to the fifth and sixth vertebrae in the cervical (neck) region of the spine. When a disc between these vertebrae herniates,...

Common Weight Loss Mistakes May 25th, 2023

  9 Common Weight Loss Mistakes you Should Avoid Losing weight is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle, but it can sometimes be difficult to get on the right track. There are numerous mistakes that people make when attempting to lose weight, so it’s important to stay alert...

Transdermal Patch May 25th, 2023

The Transdermal Patch: Revolutionizing Drug Delivery   Transdermal patches have emerged as a revolutionary method of drug delivery, offering a convenient and effective alternative to traditional oral medications. By directly administering medication through the skin, transdermal patches bypass the gastrointestinal system, providing a controlled release of drugs into the bloodstream....

Peptides for Bodybuilding: Unlocking the Power of Molecular Muscle Growth May 23rd, 2023

Peptides for Bodybuilding: Unlocking the Power of Molecular Muscle Growth   Bodybuilding is a discipline that demands dedication, perseverance, and a comprehensive understanding of how the body functions. As athletes and enthusiasts strive to optimize their performance, they are constantly in search of new methods and tools to accelerate muscle...

Growth Hormone Peptides: Unlocking the Secrets to Muscle Growth May 22nd, 2023

Growth Hormone Peptides: Unlocking the Secrets to Optimal Growth and Vitality   Introduction Are you searching for a natural way to supercharge your muscle growth potential and overall vitality? Look no further than peptide therapy and growth hormone peptides. These remarkable compounds have gained immense popularity in recent years for...

Can You Put a Lidocaine Patch on Your Chest? May 22nd, 2023

Can You Put a Lidocaine Patch on Your Chest?   Introduction If you're experiencing chest discomfort or pain, you may be considering various methods to alleviate the symptoms. One popular option is the use of lidocaine patches. Lidocaine is a local anesthetic that can provide temporary relief from pain and...

Disc Tear Treatment: Restoring the Integrity of Your Spine May 22nd, 2023

Disc Tear Treatment: Restoring the Integrity of Your Spine   Introduction: Unraveling the Mystery of Disc Tear Treatments Are you one of the many individuals experiencing excruciating back pain due to a torn disc? The sharp, shooting pain that radiates from your spine can be unbearable, affecting your daily activities...

Anabolic Peptides: Unlocking the Secrets to Enhanced Muscle Growth May 20th, 2023

Anabolic Peptides: Unlocking the Secrets to Enhanced Muscle Growth   When it comes to maximizing athletic performance and achieving optimal muscle growth, many individuals turn to various supplements and substances. One such category that has gained significant attention in recent years is anabolic peptides. These compounds, often referred to as...

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment with Spinal Cord Stimulation May 19th, 2023

Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment with Spinal Cord Stimulation   Introduction: The Game-Changing Treatment for Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy Living with diabetic peripheral neuropathy can be a daily struggle. The constant pain, tingling, and numbness in the hands and feet can significantly impact one's quality of life. Traditional treatment options may provide...

Annular Tear Treatment: Restoring Spinal Health May 19th, 2023

Annular Tear Treatment: Restoring Spinal Health   When it comes to spinal health, an annular disc tear can cause significant discomfort and hinder daily activities. Understanding the available treatment options is crucial for restoring spinal function and alleviating pain. This article delves into the world of annular disc tear treatment,...

Where to Put Lidocaine Patch for Sciatica May 19th, 2023

Where to Put Lidocaine Patch for Sciatica: Effective Placement and Relief Techniques   Key Takeaways: - Identify Pain Origin: Place the lidocaine patch over the area where symptoms are intense, which could be the lower back, buttocks, or back of the leg. - Lower Back Application: Clean and dry the...

Do Lidocaine Patches Really Work: The Ultimate Guide May 18th, 2023

Do Lidocaine Patches Really Work: The Ultimate Guide   Unveiling the Power of Lidocaine Patches When it comes to managing pain, people often seek alternative solutions to complement traditional medications. One such option is the use of lidocaine pain patches. These patches contain a local anesthetic called lidocaine, which is...

Peptides vs. Steroids for Muscle Growth: Which is Right for You? May 18th, 2023

 Peptides vs. Steroids for Muscle Growth: Which is Right for You?   In the world of performance enhancement and bodybuilding, individuals often seek ways to maximize their muscle growth and achieve their desired physique. Peptide therapy and steroids are two commonly discussed options in this realm. While both may help...

Disc Desiccation: Understanding the Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment May 18th, 2023

Disc Desiccation: Understanding the Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment   Welcome to Performance Pain and Sports Medicine and our comprehensive guide on disc desiccation. In this article, we will explore the definition, causes, symptoms, and treatment options for disc desiccation. We will also discuss preventive measures and lifestyle changes that can...

Supercharge Your Muscle Gains with Bodybuilding Peptides: Unlocking the Power Within May 17th, 2023

Supercharge Your Muscle Gains with Bodybuilding Peptides: Unlocking the Power Within   In the pursuit of an enviable physique, bodybuilders are constantly seeking ways to optimize their training, nutrition, and supplementation. One such avenue that has gained considerable attention in recent years is the use of bodybuilding peptides. These tiny...

Ultimate Guide to Spinal Disc Tears: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Options May 17th, 2023

The ultimate Guide to Spinal Disc Tears: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment Options   Welcome to our comprehensive guide on spinal disc tears. At Performance Pain and Sports Medicine, we specialize in providing valuable information on various spinal conditions and offering effective and innovative treatment options. In this article, we will...

Injectable Peptides for Muscle Growth: Unlocking the Secrets to Optimal Performance May 16th, 2023

Injectable Peptides for Muscle Growth: Unlocking the Secrets to Optimal Performance When it comes to maximizing muscle growth, many fitness enthusiasts are constantly seeking new ways to enhance their performance and achieve their goals. One method that has gained significant attention in recent years is the use of injectable peptides...

Is The Lidocaine Patch a Narcotic May 15th, 2023

Is The Lidocaine Patch a Narcotic?   No, the lidocaine patch is not a narcotic. However, the more correct question to ask would be is the lidocaine patch an opioid? and again the short answer is no they are not an opioid.   Follow Dr. Manzi's Pain Diaries channel on...

Effective Treatment Options for L5-S1 Disc Herniation Pain May 15th, 2023

Treatment Options for L5-S1 Disc Herniation Pain   At Performance Pain and Sports Medicine, we understand that a lumbar L5-S1 herniated disc can be a painful and debilitating condition. The L5-S1 disc is located at the bottom of the lumbar spine, and when it herniates, it can put pressure on...

The Best Peptides for Muscle Growth: A Comprehensive Guide to Dosage and Benefits May 15th, 2023

The Best Peptides for Muscle Growth: A Comprehensive Guide to Dosage and Benefits   Important Notice (December 2023) The FDA has recently updated its regulations concerning the use of specific peptides for muscle growth. To ensure you are fully informed and compliant with these changes, we strongly recommend reading this...

Everything You Need to Know About New Treatments for Ruptured Discs May 13th, 2023

Everything You Need to Know About New Treatments for Ruptured Discs   What is a Ruptured Disc?   A ruptured disc, also known as a herniated disc or slipped disc, is a common spinal injury that can cause severe pain and discomfort. It occurs when the soft tissue inside the...

The Discseel® Procedure: A Powerful Tool for Treating Neck and Back Pain May 12th, 2023

The Discseel® Procedure: A Powerful Tool for Treating Neck and Back Pain   At Performance Pain and Sports Medicine, we offer a cutting-edge treatment known as the Discseel® Procedure. This innovative procedure aims to address chronic neck pain and back pain by sealing tears or holes in spinal discs, preventing further...

Understanding the Side Effects of Lidocaine Patches May 10th, 2023

Understanding the Side Effects of Lidocaine Patches   Lidocaine patches are a popular choice for managing localized pain and discomfort. While these patches can be effective in providing relief, it's important to be aware of potential side effects that may arise from their use. In this comprehensive guide, we'll delve...

Understanding the Link Between Osteoarthritis and Spinal Stenosis May 9th, 2023

As you age, you’re increasingly likely to be affected by osteoarthritis (OA). This type of arthritis is the most common in adults in the United States, causing deterioration in your bones and joints. OA can cause damage to the bones and joints in your spine and may result in spinal...

Searching the Internet for “Weight Loss Near Me”? Your Guide to Achieving Sustainable Results May 9th, 2023

Searching the Internet for “Weight Loss Near Me”? Your Guide to Achieving Sustainable Results   Welcome to Performance Pain and Sports Medicine's comprehensive guide on medical weight loss, and what your next actions could be when you search the internet for “weight loss near me”. Losing weight can be a...

Low Back Pain Relief: Ergonomic Strategies for Managing Pain Effectively May 9th, 2023

Low Back Pain Relief: Ergonomic Strategies for Managing Pain Effectively   Low back pain can be a debilitating and frustrating condition. For many, it can lead to reduced quality of life and disruption to daily activities. Fortunately, relief is possible. As a board certified pain doctor, I have seen numerous...

PPSM Weight Loss Center: Your Weight Loss Solution in Houston May 2nd, 2023

PPSM Weight Loss Center: Your Weight Loss Solution in Houston   Welcome to Performance Pain and Sports Medicine: Houston's Leading Weight Loss Center   At Performance Pain and Sports Medicine, we are dedicated to helping our patients achieve their weight loss goals. Our weight loss center in Houston offers a...

How to Use Lidocaine Prescription Pain Relief Patches for Back Pain May 2nd, 2023

How to Use Lidocaine Prescription Pain Relief Patches for Back Pain   Back pain is a common complaint among adults, and the use of a prescription lidocaine patch for back pain can help to provide back pain relief. In this article, we'll discuss the benefits of lidocaine patches for back...

What is a Lidocaine Pain Patch and What are its Uses? May 2nd, 2023

What is a Lidocaine Patch and What are its Uses?   At Performance Pain and Sports Medicine we recommend the use of prescription pain relief patches to help manage your pain at home. A lidocaine patch is a prescription medication that is applied to the skin to reduce pain and...

How to Find a Semaglutide Weight Loss Shot Near Me Apr 28th, 2023

How to Find a Semaglutide Weight Loss Shot Near Me   At Performance Pain and Sports Medicine, we recognize the significance of healthy weight management in promoting overall wellbeing. At our medical weight loss practice led by Dr. Suzanne Manzi, an Obesity Board certified physician, we are committed to providing...

Low Back Pain Relief: How Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Can Help Apr 28th, 2023

Low Back Pain Relief: Understanding How Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Can Help   Low back pain is a common condition that can be caused by a variety of factors, such as poor posture, traumatic injury, muscle strain, or degenerative disc disease. When it comes to finding relief from chronic low back...

Chronic Pain Relief: Spinal Cord Stimulators vs. Peripheral Nerve Stimulators Apr 27th, 2023

Chronic Pain Relief: Spinal Cord Stimulators vs. Peripheral Nerve Stimulators   If you suffer from chronic pain, then you already know how debilitating it can be to your daily life. Fortunately, modern medicine has provided us with many innovative solutions to help manage and alleviate pain. Two of the most...

Semaglutide Weight Loss Injection: The Ultimate Guide Apr 26th, 2023

Semaglutide Weight Loss Injection: The Ultimate Guide   Follow our Pain Diaries channel on YouTube for more cutting edge information on peptides and more>>> Obesity has become a global epidemic that affects millions of people across the world. This epidemic poses a significant health risk that includes cardiovascular disease, diabetes,...

Best Weight Loss Centers Near Me: A Comprehensive Guide Apr 25th, 2023

Searching for Best Weight Loss Centers Near Me: A Comprehensive Guide   Welcome to Performance Pain and Sports Medicine, your top destination when you search Google for the best weight loss centers near me. If you're looking for the best weight loss programs in Houston TX, then we would love...

Medical Weight Loss Programs to Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals Apr 24th, 2023

Medical Weight Loss Programs to Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals Welcome to Performance Pain and Sports Medicine, your top destination when you search Google for medical weight loss programs near me. If you're looking for effective weight loss programs in Houston TX, then you've come to the right place.  ...

Introducing the ReActiv8 Device: A Revolutionary Solution to Chronic Low Back Pain Apr 24th, 2023

Introducing the ReActiv8 Device: A Revolutionary Solution to Chronic Low Back Pain   Chronic low back pain is a debilitating condition that affects millions of people around the world. For many, the pain can be so severe that it prevents them from doing everyday tasks like walking, sitting, and sleeping....

Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals at a Prescription Weight Loss Clinic Apr 21st, 2023

Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals at a Prescription Weight Loss Clinic   Are you looking for an effective and safe way to lose weight? If so, you may want to consider visiting a prescription weight loss clinic. Led by Dr. Suzanne Manzi, an American Board of Obesity Medicine board certified physician,...

What Are Peptides? Explaining Their Role in Pain Management Apr 20th, 2023

What Are Peptides? Explaining Their Role in Pain Management If you're looking for pain relief you may have heard about peptides recently, and you might be wondering - what are peptides and what do they do? Peptides are tiny molecules made of short chains of amino acids, and they are the...

How to Find The Right Weight Loss Treatments Apr 20th, 2023

How to Find The Right Weight Loss Treatments Near Me Welcome back to Part 2 of your guide on what to do when searching Google for medical weight loss treatments near me. In case you missed it in Part 1, you can read here on how to find a weight...

Peptides for Muscle Growth: Do They Work? Apr 19th, 2023

  Topic Details What are Peptides? A type of molecule made up of amino acids, the building blocks of protein. How do Peptides work? They work by signaling the body to release growth hormone, essential for muscle growth and repair. Benefits of Peptides for Bodybuilding Increased muscle growth, faster recovery,...

You Searched Google for A Weight Loss Doctor Near Me: What's Next? Apr 18th, 2023

You Searched Google for A weight Loss Doctor Near Me: Whats Next?   Are you struggling with obesity and looking for effective ways to manage your weight? Finding the right weight loss doctor near you can be a crucial step towards achieving your goals. At Performance Pain and Sports Medicine,...

5 Benefits of Epidural Steroid Injections Apr 13th, 2023

Long-term pain in your back, legs, or neck is challenging to live with. It’s harder to move comfortably, focus on your work or hobbies, or dream big about athletics or travel. That’s why Performance Pain & Sports Medicine offers epidural steroid injections, along with other forms of effective pain relief...

Stretching Exercises That Can Help with Your Sciatica Mar 15th, 2023

Sciatica happens when your sciatic nerve gets irritated or inflamed, resulting in symptoms like pain and feelings of pins and needles. Your sciatic nerve runs from your lower back down both of your legs. At Performance Pain & Sports Medicine, Dr. Matthias Wiederholz and Dr. Suzanne Manzi can help with...

The Link Between Dehydration and Headaches Feb 21st, 2023

You’re always hearing the message, “Be sure to stay hydrated.” Sure, drinking enough water is important. But can being dehydrated really be enough to cause you pain? Headaches are a common symptom of dehydration, along with dizziness and dry mouth. At Performance Pain & Sports Medicine, our expert team of...

Why It Might Be Time to Consider a Medial Branch Block for Your Lower Back Pain Jan 24th, 2023

When your back is always aching, it’s hard to get excited even about the things that matter most to you. Your low back pain acts as a constant drain, depriving you of the best parts of life. Isn’t it time for you to start to feel better more of the...

Treatment Options for Morton's Neuroma Dec 14th, 2022

Everyone’s feet ache after a long day at work or on the field, and foot injuries like mild sprains or strains are common risks faced by athletes in many sports. However, foot and ankle pain that lasts without improvement may indicate an underlying condition like Morton’s neuroma that needs treatment....

Calm Your Nerves with HFX Nov 10th, 2022

Your nerves are supposed to relay important information about your physical condition from various areas of your body back to your brain. When this system works correctly, you pull your hand back from something hot that could burn you, or you realize you’ve cut yourself and need first aid. However,...

What That Chronic Buttocks Pain May Mean Oct 12th, 2022

You might call something inconvenient “a pain in the butt.” And, if you’re dealing with chronic buttocks pain, you can easily understand the reason for the saying! Chronic buttocks pain limits your quality of life, and may indicate an underlying problem that needs to be identified, diagnosed, and treated to...

Improve Your Joint Biomechanics with Whole-Body Adjustments Sep 1st, 2022

If you think about it, every joint in your body depends on the strength, integrity, and proper alignment of your other bones and joints. Your musculoskeletal system is made up of separate parts that all have to work together seamlessly to keep you moving freely.  When one or more of...

Hurt on the Job? Take These Steps Immediately Aug 1st, 2022

Workers’ compensation is a social insurance program that’s designed to protect and support your interests if you get injured while at work. Injuries put you through physical and emotional strain, and may limit your earning ability as you recover, or even for the long term. Some jobs carry higher risks of...

The Toll Joint Dysfunction Can Have on Your Overall Health Jul 1st, 2022

Your body contains between 250-350 individual joints. Joints, the places where your bones meet and connect, allow your skeleton to bend, rotate, and shift. Without full joint function, your full range of motion is likely to be impaired. There are a lot of reasons why you might end up suffering from joint...

Telltale Symptoms of a Hip Labrum Tear Jun 1st, 2022

Your hip joints have to take a lot of pressure and wear-and-tear, especially if you play a sport where you’re often jumping or twisting.  At Performance Pain & Sports Medicine of Houston, Texas, and Lawrenceville and Raritan, New Jersey, Dr. Suzanne Manzi and Dr. Matthias Wiederholz specialize in sports medicine and can help with potential hip and...

Is Working from Home a Pain in Your Neck? May 1st, 2022

In the last few years, many working adults around the United States have found benefits in working from home, teleworking, telecommuting, and working flextime. More and more families have a home office set up for work-from-home time. Working from home can make it easier to manage your household schedule, get...

What Is Spinal Cord Stimulation? Apr 6th, 2022

When you’re injured, nerves that reach every inch of your body send pain signals racing through your spinal cord to reach your brain. If you have chronic or persistent back pain, though, you might continue to feel the effects of pain signals without any clear reason why, like an injury...

Signs You Have TMJ Mar 3rd, 2022

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) on either side of your jaw is essential to your jaw motion. These joints let your jaw open in a hinge-like sliding motion, necessary for speaking, eating, drinking, and more. TMJ issues aren’t uncommon, and can occur due to a variety of causes, including jaw injuries...

Habits That Are Making Your Sciatica Worse Feb 9th, 2022

Sciatica pain is caused by irritation and inflammation in your sciatic nerve path. Your sciatic nerve reaches from your lower back, through your buttocks, and down both of your legs. You’ll typically experience sciatica symptoms of pain, numbness, and tingling down just one side of your body. Dr. Suzanne Manzi...

Is an Epidural Injection Right for You? Jan 13th, 2022

If you suffer from persistent pain in your low back, mid back, legs, or neck, the team at Performance Pain and Sports Medicine might recommend epidural steroid injections (ESIs) to manage your symptoms. Under the leadership of Dr. Suzanne Manzi and Dr. Matthias Wiederholz, we use ESIs to support patients...

How Facet Joint Injections Can Keep You Moving and Out of Pain Dec 16th, 2021

Persistent back pain can keep you from being active or resting comfortably – but you have treatment options available to resolve your discomfort. At Performance Pain and Sports Medicine, our back pain treatment experts — Dr. Suzanne Manzi and Dr. Matthias Wiederholz — offer facet joint injections from our locations...

5 Benefits of Prolotherapy Nov 14th, 2021

Chronic joint pain presents a medical challenge. While invasive surgery may be recommended by some for chronic and acute issues, nonsurgical regenerative procedures increasingly show promise for the effective treatment of joint pain and ligament wear-and-tear. At Performance Pain and Sports Medicine, our expert team, led by Dr. Suzanne Manzi...

Is Your Knee Pain Caused by a Baker's Cyst? Oct 14th, 2021

Knee pain results from many causes, from wear-and-tear to traumatic injury. A Baker’s cyst causes sensations of knee pain and tightness, due to abnormal buildup of fluid in your knee joint. You can trust the interventional pain management and acute and chronic pain specialists at Performance Pain and Sports Medicine,...

What's the Source of Your TMJ Pain? Sep 9th, 2021

Your two temporomandibular joints (TMJ) allow your jaw the movements necessary for eating, drinking, speaking, and expressing yourself. The TMJ area can be affected by multiple types of issues, from posture problems to jaw-clenching tension stress. It can be tough to figure out the exact cause of your TMJ-related symptoms...

4 Effective Treatments for Sciatica Aug 17th, 2021

Your sciatic nerve runs from your lower spine down into your legs and feet. That’s why sciatica, or inflammation of the sciatic nerve, causes pain that seems to start in your back and radiate down through your legs. You could also suffer from tingling, numbness, or leg weakness due to...

When to See a Specialist About Fatigue Jul 9th, 2021

Fatigue is one of those health problems that can be hard to pin down. Everyone feels tired from time to time, and it can be all too easy to find reasons for fatigue in your day-to-day life. However, chronic fatigue can also be a serious medical condition in need of...

Why Do I Keep Getting Headaches? Jun 29th, 2021

Regular, persistent headaches can cause you stress, damage your personal and professional performance, and interrupt your plans. If you’ve had regular headaches for weeks, months, or even years, you might wonder why you can’t seem to shake them. At Performance Pain & Sports Medicine, also known as PSSM, our team...

5 Lifestyle Habits That Fuel Back Pain May 23rd, 2021

Back pain is one of the most common complaints among adults in the United States, especially as you get older. Whether you sleep poorly due to backaches, take too many anti-inflammatory pain medications to get through a day at your desk, or limit activities due to back pain, the aches...

Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Right for You? Apr 16th, 2021

Your hormones make a big difference in your day-to-day life. Remember how impactful hormonal changes were during your teen years as you went through puberty? Even in adulthood, hormone imbalances can seriously disturb your physical and mental health and wellness. With age, decreasing hormone levels in both men and women...

How Radiofrequency Ablation Combats Back and Neck Pain Mar 9th, 2021

Chronic or stubborn back and neck pain can seriously impede your quality of life. You never feel comfortable, can’t keep up with the activities you enjoy, and may find yourself feeling irritable due to constant pain. When conservative treatments like heat or icing, over-the-counter pain medication, or manual manipulation just...

Joint Injections Could Be Your Key to Pain-Free Movement Feb 17th, 2021

When your joints ache, it can be hard to stay active. Plans get canceled, and even standing up starts to seem difficult. Losing mobility and freedom to joint pain can be detrimental to your physical and mental well-being. To stay active on your feet this winter and spring, talk to...

5 Common Causes of Knee Pain Jan 24th, 2021

Your knee joints contain many complex parts that work together to support the weight of your body and give you a full range of motion. Your knees are made up of multiple bones, muscles, and ligaments. When something goes wrong in your knee joint, you might lose mobility or feel...

What's Causing Your Shoulder Pain? Dec 10th, 2020

Your shoulder joint contains multiple parts. The bones, ligaments, and muscles of your shoulder need to work together to give you a full, smooth range of upper-body motion. When something goes wrong in your shoulder joint, you can end up with back or shoulder pain that puts a cramp on...

Living With Fibromyalgia Nov 16th, 2020

Getting a diagnosis of fibromyalgia can feel like a life sentence. This complex chronic pain disorder affects women more than men, and typically presents with widespread body pain, aches, and fatigue. You may also suffer from psychological or sleep symptoms. While a fibromyalgia diagnosis might feel like a lot to...

What Are My Options if I Have Degenerative Disc Disease? Oct 20th, 2020

Over time, many people find that their back and spine start to develop problems. The condition referred to as degenerative disc disease (DDD) isn’t actually a disease at all. Instead, in this condition, key parts of your spinal column break down and deteriorate over time, leaving you struggling with back...

A Spinal Cord Stimulator Could Be the Solution to Your Chronic Back Pain Sep 1st, 2020

Living with chronic pain can affect every aspect of your life from your career to your sleep to your ability to enjoy your favorite hobbies. Studies show that chronic pain also affects your social relationships and family life. Even if your chronic back pain hasn’t responded to nonsurgical treatments, you’re...

The importance of Sleep in Athletic Recovery Apr 23rd, 2017

The importance of Sleep in Athletic Recovery: The most important facet to athletic recovery is sleep. This naturally recurring state of mind and body characterized by altered consciousness provides benefits to mental health, hormone balance and muscular recovery. Getting enough sleep typically means anywhere from 7-10 hours a night for...

Scapular Winging Apr 16th, 2017

Scapular winging is a condition wherein the shoulder blade moves excessively away from its normal position on the thoracic region of the back. This can cause pain and weakness as well as loss of function and can be a problem cosmetically. The causes of scapular winging are numerous. The most...

Multi-Planer Movements Should Be a Part of Any Rehab or Training Program Apr 9th, 2017

Multi-Planer Movements Should Be a Part of Any Rehab or Training Program BY: Chris Lybarger, PT, DPT Whatever your activity of choice, whether it be running, team sports, dance etc they all require strength and mobility in multiple planes of movement. The major planes of movement are frontal (side to...

Health Benefits of Bone Broth Apr 2nd, 2017

With the temperature dropping and winter coming keeping healthy is important to help stave of colds and other illnesses we are prone to in the winter months. Bone broths are rich in protein and a great source of minerals that support the immune system and contain healing compounds such as...

Staying on Track Mar 26th, 2017

Having trouble sticking to your home exercise program while you are in PT or after you are discharged? There are fortunately many different ways for you to stay on track with your exercises and routine. 1) Try listening to music! Music is a great way to motivate you and stay...

Get Moving! Mar 19th, 2017

After writing about managing neck and upper back pain while on an airplane, I decided to write about an unpleasant experience I had while on a long flight to prevent you from having the same experience! A couple years ago, I flew to Japan which was a 13 hour flight....

Proper Sitting Posture for Crazy NJ Traffic Mar 12th, 2017

Proper Sitting Posture for Crazy NJ Traffic BY: Chris Lybarger, PT, DPT If you live in New Jersey, and especially North and Central aspects, then you know a little about sitting in traffic. Whether it’s the daily commute to and from work or trying to head into Philadelphia or NYC...

Women’s Health: Chestedness and Mid-Back Pain Mar 5th, 2017

If your breast size is on the larger end of the spectrum and you contend with mid back pain frequently you may be wondering how to combat the musculoskeletal effects of your breast size. If you’re diligent about proper bra size and fit and know that you’ve covered your bases...

Eat to Naturally Boost Your Metabolism Feb 9th, 2017

No matter what your fitness goals are one fairly common objective for many is the boosting of their metabolism. Simply put, your body’s metabolism is the way in which it utilizes energy to meet your physical needs and fuel your body both when it is working and at rest. There...

Facts about being a Physical Therapist: Did you know? Feb 2nd, 2017

Physical Therapy is a fascinating field since the dawn of its conception in the 1920s. Since that time the field of Physical Therapy has grown to an entity that has been pushing the envelope to what therapist can and cannot do. Did you know Physical Therapist can treat beyond the...

Benefits of Endurance Exercise Jan 26th, 2017

When you read the benefits of aerobic exercise, it’s a no brainer to include steady state cardio or circuit training between 120-130 bpm for 25+ mins in your workouts. Decreased risk of injury (esp in late stages of games) Less stress & anxiety Better memory and recall as well as...

My Back Hurts! Should I Have it Manipulated? Jan 20th, 2017

Do you have low back pain that began recently? Are you curious about your treatment options? The first question that you may have is “what is spinal manipulation?” You may have heard people talk about it as a safe and effective way of treating back pain, which is one of the...

Preparing for Holiday Races Jan 19th, 2017

During the winter, there are multiple 5k races around the holidays. This is a fun event for family members to do together to create traditions and memories around the holidays. If you are concerned about signing up for a race there are a few things to remember and consider for...

Olympic Lifting: Bigger, Faster, Stronger Jan 12th, 2017

Olympic lifting brings beauty and beast mode into one graceful movement. The sheer power and technique is a delight to watch during the Summer Olympic Games. The two movements that are considered to be Olympic lifts are the Clean & Jerk and Snatch. The reason for its popularity and known...

Stress Fractures Jan 5th, 2017

Stress fractures in healthy individuals are usually the result of sudden increases in physical activity over a period of a few to several weeks. Simply put, they are almost always a form of training error of doing too much too soon. They usually occur in weight bearing joints in which...

Travel Comfortably Dec 29th, 2016

As the temperature outside transitions into more of a brisk sensation, I have noticed an increased number of patients mentioning travelling somewhere warm! Because of this, I figured I would offer the best tip for managing neck and upper back discomfort while sitting in those luxurious and comfortable airline seats...

Christmas Safety Tips for Decorating Dec 19th, 2016

Trees When buying an artificial tree, look for the label “Fire Resistant.” When buying a live tree, check for freshness. A fresh tree is green, needles are difficult to pull from branches, and needles do not break when bent between your fingers. The sawed end of the trunk of a...

How to Stay Fit During the Winter Dec 15th, 2016

Now that it is cooler weather people are more inclined to stay inside and hibernate rather than getting outside to run or walk because of the chilly change in temperature. Fortunately, there are tips to continue to exercise and stay healthy during the holidays and cold winter months. 1) Invest...

Compound Exercises: More Bang for the Buck! Dec 8th, 2016

In most situations when it comes to working out, people often use the excuse “I do not have time to dedicate myself to the gym.” Before becoming a License Physical Therapist, I was a personal trainer and strength coach. Most of my clients and / or patients were active and...

Time to Take Charge Dec 1st, 2016

You probably hear people say it all the time: “I don’t have time to exercise. I’m busy. I have too much going on.” Whether you believe these to be excuses or reasons isn’t the issue in this blog. This isn’t about condemnation. This is about change and improvement of quality...

Machine vs. Free Weights: How do I choose? Nov 29th, 2016

The topic of conversation you will most likely have at the gym is to choose between weighted machines or free weights. A question you may ask yourself is: How do I choose? or Which one is better for me? My answer is it depends on the individual. The question you...

Thanksgiving Health Tips Nov 22nd, 2016

Thanksgiving is just around the corner! It is that time of the year were people are okay with unbuttoning those pants by one notch. That sweet scent of all those thanksgiving dishes being placed on one table just makes your mouth salivate with happiness. The typical stuffed turkey, mash or...

Turkey Trot Tips Nov 21st, 2016

If you’re planning on running a turkey trot later on this month first of all let me just say GOOD FOR YOU and CONGRATULATIONS ON EMBARKING ON SOMETHING MANY PEOPLE DON’T TRY. Whether you’re a seasoned vet runner or this is your inaugural trot there’s valuable tips for both camps...

Importance of Recovery Time Nov 20th, 2016

Taking a rest day after a bout of exercise is just as important as the workout itself! This recovery period allows the body to repair and strengthen itself. A person who does not take enough rest/recovery days can suffer from “overtraining syndrome”. Overtraining can be described as a decrease in...

Prehab Nov 20th, 2016

Everyone understands that after a surgery they go to physical therapy for rehabilitation, but what many people don’t know is that attending physical therapy prior to a surgery is just as important! This “prehabilitation” or “prehab” can help patients return to their prior level of function/activity faster. Research and anecdotal...

Spilling the Fall Tea Nov 15th, 2016

Now that the colder weather is upon us many will be indulging in their favorite hot beverages. Many people are tea drinkers and with good reason. It’s one of the healthiest drink options out there and one of the few that is just as enjoyable cold as it is hot...

Fall Stew Nov 8th, 2016

Now that it’s cold outside now you may have already dusted of that good ol’ crock pot. Whipping up crock pot recipes is an easy way to make a filling and warming meal for you and your family. Stews tend to be very popular this time of year and with...

Removing The Ac Nov 1st, 2016

If you have wall unit air conditioners that you need to remove and store for the fall/winter here’s some tips to help you be mindful of not injuring yourself while doing so. Always have a second person help you lift the air conditioner out of the window. If you live...

Halloween Fright Night Oct 25th, 2016

Tempted to bust into your kiddos trick or treat candy??? Well, GET READY FOR A FRIGHT!! Those tiny treats may be smaller in size but they still pack a hefty punch. Here’s the 411 on the most popular Halloween candies, in their Halloween sizes, and the workout price tags they...

Pass (on) the Pumpkin Latte Oct 20th, 2016

It’s fall now and everybody is on pumpkin overload. It truly is a great time of year. The trees look beautiful the weather is gorgeous and folks are decorating their homes in a festive way which means, you guessed it, pumpkins everywhere! No doubt your favorite coffee stop has re-stocked...

Why Sleep is Important to your Well-Being Oct 13th, 2016

In a world where time is essential and peoplekeep pushing their limits,sleep is one of many sacrifices that gets the short end of the stick. Sleep for the average adult should be between seven to nine hours undisturbed. With too little sleep comes with a few issues that will impact...

What is difference between endurance, strength and power? Oct 6th, 2016

To fully understand the difference among the three phases of exercises we must first define each phase. Endurance is defined as a group of muscles that can generate sub-maximal force over a sustain amount of time or through repeated movements. Strength is defined as the ability of specific groups of...

What is Cupping? Sep 29th, 2016

The latest therapy trend after the 2016 Olympics You have all witnessed as you watched the Summer 2016 Olympics when Michael Phelps made his debut at the Brazilian swimming pool. Many were in awe when the media focused on the numerouspurple circles located around Phelp’s shoulders. The circles as the...

3 Myths and Facts about Sleeping Sep 23rd, 2016

1. The older you get, the fewer hours of sleep you need. According to the National Sleep Foundation recommended sleep for the average adultranges from seven to nine hours of sleep, while the average teen ranges from 8 to 10 hours. The amount of sleep required generally does not change...

Why Rationing Out Your Conservative Care When You Have an Active Problem Is Not a Good Idea Sep 19th, 2016

Many people now have insurance coverage that includes conservative care benefits for their ailments. This has opened up a window of opportunity for many to explore avenues of health that they may not have even heard of before. While there are some newer methods of treatment two staple conservative care...

Here Comes Fall Sep 12th, 2016

THE SEPTEMBER SHUFFLE!!! Summer is coming to a close, vacations are ending, and the kiddos will soon return to school. From pumpkin spiced everything to bonfires, hoodies, leggings and Ugg boots, you’re probably noticing all of the little reminders of the fall season popping up everywhere. There’s plenty of hustle...

Stop Sitting Aug 7th, 2016

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...

Seasonal Allergy Survival Jul 24th, 2016

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...

Why are my fingers numb? Jul 20th, 2016

Do you ever wonder why sometimes your fingers feel numb in certain positions and awaken you from sleep at night? What could be causing these pins and needles? Where is it coming from? Have you ever thought this could be from your neck? However silly that may sound, a pinched...

Help, I’m constipated! Jul 19th, 2016

Are you afraid to talk about constipation? Unfortunately, constipation is known to be a side effect of some of the most commonly prescribed medications for pain. Constipation is a very serious problem that can ultimately lead to fatigue, nausea, vomiting and even death. Prescription pain medications called ‘opioids’ can lead...

Ok, I’am Better Jul 17th, 2016

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...

Flip Flop Fever Fest Jul 10th, 2016

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...

Posture and TMJ Jul 5th, 2016

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...

Dangers of opioids and other alternatives for pain management Jul 5th, 2016

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...

Eat Your Breakfast Jul 3rd, 2016

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...

Where are my abs Jun 26th, 2016

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)...

Tennis Elbow Jun 20th, 2016

Do you suffer from tennis elbow? Then you know how debilitating it can be. Have you had a steroid injection that didn’t work? Are you wearing a brace that doesn’t work or only works a little bit while wearing it? Ironically, tennis elbow (or lateral epicondylitis) is not an inflammatory...

Getting Good Night’s Sleep Jun 20th, 2016

It’s a known fact that most Americans are sleep deprived: are you? Sleep is such a vital part of our lives; however, in today’s society it is one of the things that is most neglected. Sleep keeps us healthy as human beings. Sleep restores our bodies, our minds and our...

Opiate Overdose Jun 20th, 2016

There has been significant media buzz around opiate overdose since the death of music legend, Prince. Prince had apparently been taking Percocet for a hip problem. It is unclear where things went wrong for Prince, but this problem is all too common with opiate pain killers. With opiate pain medications...

Stress Beaters Jun 19th, 2016

Exercise and breathing exercises are the best way to reduce stress. For some people if they are short on time I suggest they take 5 minutes out of their day to sit somewhere quiet and focus on their breathing of deep breaths in and out with their eyes closed and...

School Bag Jun 13th, 2016

This blog is going to address carrying a heavy schoolbag, but really the information can be carried to carrying a heavy bag in general. Carrying a heavy schoolbag can lead to many issues in children, specifically when it comes to the musculoskeletal system. If your child tends to wear her...

Safe Running tips Jun 5th, 2016

Now that the weather is warmer it is common for people to start transitioning from the gym to running outside again. Here are some tips to promote safety when running this spring and summer! According to Runner’s World,1) If you can avoid running with headphones in. If you do, make...

Phytonutrients May 29th, 2016

Ever wonder why we are told to eat 9 servings of fruits and vegetables in a day? This is because they contain compounds known as phytonutrients. The purpose of phytonutrients is to help protect the plant and increase the lifespan of the plant. Certain phytonutrients help to protect the plant...

Papaya May 23rd, 2016

Ever go into a grocery store and see a large spherical/pear shaped fruit that is green/orange and quite exotic looking? Most likely you have seen this fruit, but you have not bothered to buy it or to eat it. This interesting fruit is called a papaya. If you cut open...

The Importance of Chewing Your Food May 20th, 2016

Many people suffer from gastrointestinal problems. Often expensive testing is done that frequently shows no structural abnormalities. Most physicians are not equipped to treat functional gastrointestinal disorders. Functional gastrointestinal disorders present in many ways and problems may originate in one or more areas. The first thing that we can do...

Why Am I So Moody? May 20th, 2016

Ladies, are you suffering from any of the following symptoms? Anxiety, depression, irritability, mood swings, insomnia, pain & inflammation, osteoporosis, heavy periods, hypersensitivity, nervousness, migraines, weight gain, decreased libido, low HDL cholesterol. Thousands of women suffer from these symptoms and are prescribed various medications and often a hormonal cause is...

Control Your Pain May 20th, 2016

Have you had pain for more than six months? That means you are suffering from a debilitating condition known as chronic pain. Believe it or not, there are several types of chronic pain. The three main types are: Nociceptive pain Neuropathic pain Mixed pain Nociceptive pain is the pain most...

Hip Extension May 17th, 2016

Loss of hip extension range of motion is a common problem we see in PT. This can be related to symptoms in the lower back, hips, knees or ankles. Modern lifestyles can contribute to this problem. Hours spent in a seated position and decreased use of the gluteus muscles are...

Tips to Prevent Injury as You Get Out and Garden May 11th, 2016

With spring time rolling around quickly on the east coast, countless people flock outside for different activities. One of those most often performed is gardening/yardwork. People love to get those flower beds looking pretty to go with all the sunshine! However, with this increased motivation to get active comes an...

Tips to exercise when you are really busy May 5th, 2016

Making sure that you find time to exercise is difficult for a lot of people especially for people with careers and children in their lives. Fortunately, there are a few ways to try and promote a healthy life style where you can raise your heart rate or get on your...

Prolapse Apr 19th, 2016

Thunder down under A lot of women are embarrassed by feelings of pelvic pressure associated with pelvic organ prolapse. To understand exactly what is happening when you have prolapse, PT Julie Wiebe, makes reference to an inflated balloon in the abdomen. In order for the air to be properly balanced...

Pain while travelling Apr 12th, 2016

A common complaint for people who have to drive or fly far distances for work or travel is that their back begins to ache while sitting for a prolonged period. There are a few ways to try and reduce this pain for the everyday traveler. One tip is to use...

Detox Diets Apr 6th, 2016

Detox diets are common with people trying to “cleanse” their bodies of toxins accumulated from food, drink, the environment and even stress. These diets promise to boost energy, help you lose weight, clarify the skin, reduce headaches and decrease bloating. While there is no standard definition of a detox, most...

Cold Vs Flu Mar 31st, 2016

Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night coughing, sneezing, and achy all over? These symptoms can be present in both the common cold and the flu. So what is the difference between the cold and the flu? A cold is milder than the flu. A cold...

Leaky Gut Mar 4th, 2016

Do you experience digestive issues such as gas, bloating, diarrhea or irritable bowel syndrome? Do you suffer from seasonal allergies or asthma? Do you have a diagnosis of chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia? Do you have food allergies or intolerances? If so, it’s possible that you may be suffering from a...

Exercise and endorphins Mar 4th, 2016

Exercise can be a great way to improve stress and energy levels in certain individuals. Endorphins are known to be correlated with exercise which can improve mood and relaxation. Most people are very active during the fall and summer since the weather is accommodating to outdoor activities. There is typically...

Diagnosis Terms for the Low Back Commonly Heard in the Rehab Clinic Mar 4th, 2016

A Physical Therapist’s training includes how to combine subjective history with objective measures and tests to determine an accurate diagnosis of a patient’s pain. Following an accurate diagnosis, the initial evaluation (or even in subsequent treatments) turns toward describing the areas of dysfunction to the patient and what measures will...

Best Biceps Exercise Mar 4th, 2016

The biceps brachii is one of the most trained and sought after muscles among those who perform resistance training. But which exercise is the best to strengthen the biceps? The best exercise would elicit contraction of the greatest amount of muscle fibers. The standard test to determine muscle activity is...

Slipping on ice Mar 4th, 2016

Slipping on ice is a common winter injury that can result in hip or wrist fractures typically. In order to prevent a trip to the emergency room, safety precautions are necessary during snowy and icy weather. Always make sure that your sidewalks or driveways are salted. Be cautious of black...

Review of Organics Mar 4th, 2016

Production of organic foods has become big business and farmers who wish to sell their produce as such are required to meet standards enforced by the USDA. Due to this fact, you can expect to pay up to 40% more for organics than their non-organic counterparts. People choose to eat...

How to have a Proper Bowl Movement Nov 22nd, 2015

Chances are defecation is not a taught skill, BUT it should be, says Dr. Judelkiss Todd, physical therapist at PSSM Bordentown location. A deep squat should be the position assumed during a bowel movement rather than sitting. Literally placing your feet on a stool while sitting on the toilet mimics...

Futuristic Therapy Comes Down to Earth Oct 22nd, 2015

Vibration therapy, founded to help astronauts maintain muscle mass in space, has down-to-earth benefits that can help patients. Dr. Jim Tholany said that whole body vibration (WBV) therapy is offered at the Bordentown office where he works as a physical therapist and rehabilitation manager. WBV treatments are a few minutes...

Getting Back in the Groove After Baby Oct 15th, 2015

The body changes after a baby, said Dr. Beth Bossart of PSSM Wellness. The time to think about post-baby fitness is before delivery. “Mothers can start to think about getting back into shape before their baby is even born. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle during pregnancy is extremely important both for...

Muscle Memory is Behind Every Move Oct 6th, 2015

From infancy bodies begin to make connections in the muscles that set a road map for the future of movement, according to Christopher Lybarger, physical therapist at Performance Spine & Sports Medicine in Lawrenceville, NJ.Muscle memory begins the moment we start learning how to move. “The aspects of our life...

Gluten or Gluten-Free? Sep 29th, 2015

Today gluten-free foods are everywhere and considered as an overall health-promoting type of food. But why is this? While gluten is a protein found it wheat, barley and rye, think of it more like glue as it helps dough stick together. Since our bodies are designed to be able to...

Centuries old benefits of coconut oil come into vogue Sep 20th, 2015

Coconut oil is being touted as a new cure-all, but Our staff said it’s no fad, the benefits of coconut oil have been known in other cultures for centuries. One of the most debated claims of coconut oils is that oil pulling, a practice where one swishes a tablespoon of...

Get Clued in to Bad Posture Aug 20th, 2015

It doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes to solve the case of a “C” shaped back, when the curve of the spine moves away from its intended “S” shape, posture is almost always the culprit.Dr. Chris Cush of Performance Spine and Sports Medicine in Newtown said that bad posture from desk jobs...

Golf: A Game for Life Aug 12th, 2015

Hockey, basketball and football all have an expiration date, but golf can last a lifetime. Dr. Jason Green of Performance Spine and Sports Medicine of Newtown was an avid hockey player but as he aged he knew his hockey days were coming to a close. He sought a new sport,...

The Physical Cost of Running: Common Injuries Jul 29th, 2015

The glory of running and the defeat of injury are both well known to Dr. Mathieu Lentine, D.C.Lentine was a competitive runner for nearly 16 years. He ran in high school, college and post collegiately. “I never liked to run but loved to race so that was what my training...

How to Make Volleyball a Day at the Beach Jul 15th, 2015

Getting down and dirty for beach volleyball can be a win every time with the right preparation.Dr. Judelkiss Todd from Performance Spine & Sports Medicine serves up tips for this favorite sport, but she warns even the best prepared people might feel the effects of a day of beach volleyball....

Benefits of Coconut Water Jul 9th, 2015

The clear liquid found on the inside of immature, green coconuts is known as coconut water. It has a mildly sweet, nutty flavor and is contained in coconuts which are between 5-7 months of age. Coconut water should not be confused with coconut milk, which is extracted from the meat...

Take the pressure off the little ones: how to lower stress in children Jun 23rd, 2015

When the pressure is on some kids lash out. Dr. Mahmud Ibrahim of Performance Spine and Sports said there are usually signs that children are under stress and most of them are a cry for help. He said some warnings that a child is facing too much stress can be...

Breakfast Should Never Be a Hunger Game Jun 23rd, 2015

It doesn’t make sense that less food would equal more weight, but according to Dr. Michael Pismarov of Performance Spine and Sports Medicine, it’s true for people who skip breakfast. “Those who skip breakfast often weigh more and are more likely to eat higher calorie snacks throughout the day to...

Text Neck: Extreme Cell Phone Usage is a Huge Pain in the Neck! Jun 9th, 2015

Take a trip to the mall and look around; start counting how many people you see with their heads down looking at their phones. Some will be on the phone for a few seconds at a time; others will be on it for a few minutes at a time. Now...

Fallen and Can’t Get Up?: Balance in the Elderly Jun 9th, 2015

Have you experienced recent missteps or loss in balance recently? Falls are one of the most common reasons for hospitalizations and hip fractures in the elderly. In 2013, 2.5 million nonfatal falls among older adults were treated in emergency departments and more than 734,000 of these patients were hospitalized1. As...

Dietary Tips to Reduce Inflammation May 29th, 2015

Acute inflammation in response to an injury is a helpful, normal and necessary process of the human body. When inflammation becomes chronic it is a lower level, harmful response and is thought to be an underlying cause of many common conditions and diseases. Following are some changes you can make...

Foam Rolling May 13th, 2015

Recently, foam rolling has gained popularity among trainers, physical therapists and fitness enthusiasts. What are the benefits of using a foam roller? Quicker recovery, decreased muscle pain and spasm, increased blood flow and less delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) are some of the claims. The physical act of rolling over...

Laser therapy: Touch-free healing May 12th, 2015

The future of healing has been in the hands of professional athletes for years and is now available to everyone as a method of treatment at Performance Spine and Sports Medicine (PSSM). Laser therapy has been in use by major league sports trainers and Olympic trainers for years, according to...

The Skinny on Summer Slimming May 7th, 2015

Trimming the waistline starts with training the mouth. “Diet is the number one factor for slimming down, exercise helps cardiovascular health and burn calories, but if the diet isn’t taken into factor then you aren’t refueling the body correctly,” says Dr. Susann Clothier, chiropractor at Performance Spine and Sports Medicine....

What kind of stretching is most beneficial? May 2nd, 2015

There are many schools of thought when it comes to stretching. For years, static stretching, holding a stretch in one position for 30 secs or longer, was thought to be the ideal way to stretch. New research has shed some light on some possible drawbacks of static stretching as well...

Sneaky Movement Apr 28th, 2015

I often hear people say they do not have time for exercise. Quality of life improves when we exercise so I can suggest a few ways to fit more activity into our busy schedules. Take the stairs, skip the elevator. Park farther away from your destination; force yourself to walk....

Staying Healthy Through the Spring Sports Season Apr 23rd, 2015

Spring is finally here and those running into the warmth before warming up might find themselves out for the season. Dr. Jim Tholany, director of rehabilitation at Performance Spine and Sports Medicine, said the warmer weather leads to a resurgence of activity and recreational activities that lead people into physical...

Text Neck Apr 22nd, 2015

Don’t let your neck pay the price of keeping in touch The key to avoiding the latest back problem is looking up. This relatively new ailment seen by medical professionals over the last decade is known as text neck. This problem has been rising with the increased use of smart...

The Importance of Dynamic and Static Stretches Apr 17th, 2015

Before you go outside for your run, remember that it is essential to prepare your body for the challenge it is about to take on. Give yourself an extra 5 to 10 minutes to perform a dynamic warm-up prior to your run or work out. A balanced dynamic warm-up is...

Healthy Hips for Life Mar 30th, 2015

The adage a body in motion tends to stay in motion is especially true when it comes to healthy hips. Krista Rubini, DPT, of Performance Spine and Sports Medicine (PSSM) in Newtown, Pa., said that movement isn’t merely about keeping the joint active, the act of motion increases blood flow...

Rotator Cuff: Solutions for Shoulder Pain Mar 12th, 2015

Whether there is a chill in the air or summer is heating up, seasonal activities can lead to shoulder pain and rotator cuff injuries. Dr. Mahmud Ibrahim with Performance Spine and Sports Medicine of Lawrenceville said that shoulder injuries are a common complaint heard year-round. “In the winter the cold...

How Healthy Am I Really? Feb 19th, 2015

Those of us that try to eat right, exercise and take nutrients to improve health hope that these efforts translate into improved quality and quantity of life. But how do we know? Sure, we can look at blood work such as cholesterol and this gives some of the answer. Blood...

Physical therapy and matters of the heart Feb 19th, 2015

Pain and limited mobility are generally what brings patients in for physical therapy, though what they don’t feel can be just as important. Gary Fuschini who works as a physical therapy assistant at Performance Spine and Sports Medicine said some of the common ailments they see in patients are various...

Heart opening yoga Feb 7th, 2015

Heart opening in yoga is both a restorative path and process. Dr. Aisling Linehan, a physical therapist at Performance Spine and Sports Medicine, uses heart opening yoga to help reverse some of the incorrections modern life can apply to over-burdened backs. This form of restorative yoga specifically focuses on decreasing...

Fire Cider: A Natural Remedy Jan 28th, 2015

Looking for a natural remedy made from everyday ingredients for that cold or chest congestion, try fire cider. Don’t let the name fool you, fire cider is delicious. Made from natural ingredients it is a warming and energizing drink, especially in the fall and winter months. It works extremely well...

Cervical Health Month: Physical therapy to Aid Monthly Cramps Jan 27th, 2015

We all know stretching and exercise help lessen menstrual cramp discomfort, but did you know physical therapy can help with severe cases? January is Cervical Health Awareness month, highlighting health maintenance through pap smears and screenings for the Human Papilloma virus (HPV). Krista Rubini, DPT, of Performance Spine and Sports...

Omega 3 Fatty Acids: Not just good for your heart. Jan 20th, 2015

Do you have joint pain? Taking a regiment of fish oil or Omega-3 fatty acids may help. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, a recent review of 17 randomized, controlled clinical trials looked at the effects of omega-3 fatty acid supplementation in people with joint pain. Results suggested...

Butterbur For Your Migraines Jan 18th, 2015

No, you’re not going to rub butter on your head. Butterbur root, or Petasites hybridus, is a perennial shrub used in ancient times and has recently been rediscovered for medicinal purposes including migraine headaches. Here is a photo of the flower: A 2004 study in Neurology studied the effects of butterbur for the...

New Year’s Resolutions Tips Jan 7th, 2015

According to data collected by University of Scranton, Journal of Clinical Psychology in a 2014 study more than 45% of Americans make New Year’s Resolutions, yet only 8% of Americans are successful at accomplishing their New Year’s Resolutions. They also found that people 20’s and under are more likely to...

Why Traditional Shoulder Rehabilitation Often Falls Short Dec 29th, 2014

Traditional Physical Therapy rehabilitation of the shoulder has focused intently on strengthening the rotator cuff as means to improve function and decrease pain and disability. While this is often times needed, particularly post-op and with strains, it is often time just one small piece of the puzzle. In order to...

Physical Stress And Holiday Travel Dec 24th, 2014

With the holiday season now upon us, many of will be embarking on some sort of travel to see friends and family. While short distance traveling does not usually affect our bodies as often, longer travels certainly do. Whether it be sitting in a car, train, or plane we are...

Beating the Flu – Strategies to fight infection Dec 17th, 2014

Button that coat, wash those hands, and grab your Echinacea, flu season is here, check these strategies for beating the flu. #PSSM #Wellness #BeatFlu Wearing a coat in the cold, and bundling up with a scarf and hat are just good advice, but they won’t be enough to protect you...

Staying Healthy during the Holiday Season Dec 8th, 2014

The holiday season is here! Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry. During these busy times, we tend to set aside our usual diet and exercise routines. As a physical therapist, I encourage my patients to adopt a healthy lifestyle in all aspects of life. Here are a...

Holidays can bring joy, laughter, family, and stress Dec 8th, 2014

Shopping, egg nog, out-of-town guests? Add in some lunges, deep breathing and plan ahead to beat the effects of holiday stress.#PSSM #Chiro #BeatStress Any added stress on the body can exacerbate injuries or lead to pain and headaches. In order to fight stress Dr. Michael Pismarov of Performance Spine and...

Why Am I So Tired All The Time??? Nov 24th, 2014

Fatigue is a common presenting complaint for so many patients. Frankly, primary care doctors just don’t have the time to properly evaluate people for fatigue. Why you ask? Simple – there simply isn’t enough time. Most primary care doctors have to see a patient about every seven minutes in order...

Preparing For a Marathon Nov 24th, 2014

Think you can’t run that marathon? Think again. If you’re in good cardiac health, preparing and training your body to go the distance can be achieved in a few months.You can go the distance, with preparation Pushing through “the wall” when aiming to run over 26 miles requires a healthy...

Estrogen Metabolism: A Key Factor in Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Oct 21st, 2014

October is breast cancer awareness month. One aspect of breast cancer risk that is not discussed frequently is estrogen metabolism. This is not only important in women on bioidentical hormone restoration therapy, but also for young women who are exposed to endogenous estrogen, the estrogen their bodies make every day....

What is tennis elbow? Jul 14th, 2014

Much of the population knows little about elbow injury. This article is going to discuss one specific condition local to the elbow known as tennis elbow, or more specifically, “lateral epicondylitis.” And here’s something that might surprise you, tennis elbow is not restricted only to those of us who play...

Small Swimming Tips that Make a Big Difference Jul 7th, 2014

It goes without saying. We’ve all waited long enough for this summer to come along. And if you’re like me, now that summer is here, it won’t take you too long to find the closest pool and jump right in. However, before you hop on in, take a minute to...

Yoga 101 Jun 30th, 2014

Yoga has become very popular in the U.S. in recent years. It is an ancient activity involving exercise, meditation, breathing and philosophy. Some sources claim its origins date back 5000 years. Many styles of yoga have developed through the years and we can find a variety of classes within most...

Tips to Help You Get Better Sleep Jun 27th, 2014

Most people do not get enough quality rest. Without adequate sleep consistently, there are a number of detrimental effects both physically and mentally. Following are a few tips to ensure a better night’s sleep. Firstly, aim for 8 hours of sleep with 6 being the minimum. Although we can function...

Reshape your body the healthy way: A primer on nutrition and exercise Jun 16th, 2014

It’s summer and that means the mad rush is on to slim down right in time for swimsuit season. While there are many “diets” out there to choose from, don’t you think it’s time to make some long lasting progress? Here are a few tips to get you in the...

Benefits of Laser Therapy Jun 16th, 2014

We have been fortunate enough to add laser therapy to the list of rehabilitation modalities that we offer at Performance Spine and Sports Medicine. This is a tool that very few people have access to in the area. The laser that we have is a class IV high intensity laser...

A Simple But Effective Way to Strengthen the Gluteus Medius Jun 9th, 2014

The gluteus medius muscle works to abduct and rotate the hip but also functions to dynamically stabilize the leg and pelvis. Glute medius weakness can contribute to dysfunction and pain not only in the hip but in the lower back, knee and ankle as well. Furthermore, it is common due...

Scapular Winging and What to Do About It Jun 6th, 2014

When the shoulder blade pokes out and does not lay flat on the surface of the upper back, we call it scapular winging. This is usually caused by weakness in the muscles that externally rotate and retract the scapula. Our current lifestyles usually include too much time working on the...

Spring and Summer Season Injuries and Conditions Jun 4th, 2014

Are you someone who tends to be more active when the weather gets warmer? Well, you’re not alone, especially after the winter that we’ve had here in the Mid-Atlantic. And between the summer time sports mishaps and the sandals snafus, this heavily anticipated change in weather is the time when...

Soda is a Four Letter Word May 29th, 2014

America has an obesity problem. And it seems the rest of the developed world is following suit. A question that many people wonder is whether soda consumption increases the likelihood of weight gain. The short answer is YES. Soft drink consumption has increased globally from 9.5 gallons per person per...

Treat Your Migraines (and your wrinkles too) May 14th, 2014

Do you suffer from migraine headaches? Migraine headaches can be debilitating and some people have more headache days than non-headache days. Migraines typically start as a dull ache and progress to a throbbing pain. You may have sensitivity to light or sound with this headache. Some people even get nausea/vomiting...

How to Choose the Right Mattress for Low Back Pain Sufferers Apr 30th, 2014

You may have heard that your mattress could be causing your back pain. You may be wondering what the correct mattress is for you. You probably know that lack of quality sleep can cause a myriad of problems and can worsen many existing conditions. The most current studies suggest a...

Hip Flexor Stretch continued Apr 28th, 2014

The hip flexor stretch has become a popular one to stretch in both the fitness and the sports performance realm and rightfully so. After all, we, as a society spend a lot of time sitting which lends itself to tightening of the hip flexors. Unfortunately, it is all too common...

Have Back Pain from Sitting All Day? Give Your Hip Flexors a Stretch! Apr 26th, 2014

Hip flexor tightness is very common today as many of us spend a lot of time in a seated position. When we work at a desk or on a computer, drive a car, relax on the couch or in a theater and sit down for a meal we are shortening...

Proper Workstation Posture Apr 24th, 2014

It is not surprising that many people with desk jobs suffer from neck, shoulder, mid and low back pain. Oftentimes quick postural and workstation adjustments can make a huge difference. It is first important to have an understanding of neutral posture. Neutral is a comfortable working posture in which joints...

EndoPAT – A Life Saver Apr 15th, 2014

Perhaps you noticed the recent events in sports. Gary Kubiak collapsed at halftime during the Texans recent game. Rocky, the Denver Nuggets mascot, passed out as he was being lowered to the court at the start of the game. These events certainly make me think of my own health. First...

Rage Against the Gluten Machine! Apr 15th, 2014

Certainly you have all heard about gluten-free diets by now. Why is this all the rage? Why is avoidance of gluten helping so many people battle various problems from digestive issues to allergic symptoms? Theoretically it comes down to the proteins gluten and gliadin. These are proteins found in wheat....

Spring-time Running Tips; by Jason Green, DC Apr 2nd, 2014

It took long enough, but it finally appears as though Spring is on its way. With this winter dragging on the way it did, I personally cannot wait for the temps to rise and the sun to shine. And now that the time has come, it’s time to lace up...

Anterior Snapping Hip Syndrome Mar 19th, 2014

If you are frequently experiencing a snapping sensation in the front of your hip, you may have a condition called snapping hip syndrome. The snapping sensation is felt in the front of the hip when you walk, run, or even rise from a chair. This condition is especially common when...

Get Ready for Winter Running! By: Katie Palmer, DPT Feb 5th, 2014

Winter running is a whole other beast compared to running outside in other seasons. In my opinion, winter running is for the strong and truly dedicated. While I choose to take my running indoors during the winter, I can appreciate all that goes into running in cold weather. The air...

The Functional Movement Screen By: Chris Cush, DPT Feb 5th, 2014

What is it? How does it relate to an athlete’s return to sport? More and more of today’s individuals are working harder to become stronger and healthier. These individuals are constantly working to improve their activities by increasing their flexibility, strength, endurance, and power. A large number of athletes and...

Understanding neck pain: A non-surgical approach to diagnosis and management By: Mike Dougherty, DC Feb 5th, 2014

Pain that originates in the shoulder, arm, or upper back can arise from the neck. Differentiating between them can be tricky and should be managed by a licensed healthcare practitioner. In this article we will look at information to help understand the process of identifying the pain. What your MRI...

Benefits of Coconut Oil By: Susie Clothier, DC Feb 5th, 2014

Over the past couple years I’m sure you’ve started hearing more and more about coconut oil. Coconut oil is made up of antioxidants, Medium-chain triglycerides (MCT), Lauric acid, Carprlic acid, and Capric acid. Below I’ve listed some of the benefits of coconut oil and why you should be using it...

Optogait’s contribution to Rehab and Performance By: Jake Caulfield, ATC Feb 5th, 2014

We, at Performance Spine and Sports Medicine, like utilize every possible option we have available when diagnosing, prescribing and treating our patients. We like to look at the every piece of the puzzle that is getting our patients better. One of the puzzle pieces we like to use is the...

Importance of Concussion Testing By: Jake Caulfield, ATC Feb 5th, 2014

From the NFL to youth soccer, concussions are being diagnosed more frequently with the use and availability of concussion testing systems. That being said, there is one key test that is very important to any athlete, the baseline test. Having the information from a baseline concussion test will not only...

How much Vitamin D should you take? By: Mike Dougherty, DC Feb 4th, 2014

With any over the counter supplement, there is sure to be various recommendations for what constitutes enough. Vitamin D is an often recommended supplement that falls under this category as well. The Institute of Medicine’s Food and Nutrition recommends 600 IU (standard for International Units) while the Endocrine society recommends...

PPSM Overview Video Jan 13th, 2014

Performance Spine & Sports Medicine, LLC, is a premier non-surgical orthopedic institute providing a team-oriented approach to optimize your health and wellness.

Make Your New Year’s Weight Loss Resolution Stick! By Mike Dougherty, DC Jan 1st, 2014

We’re all familiar with the post-holiday rush to lose weight, start exercising, and get healthy. What too few of us define is to why we are doing this. Sure, motivation can be quite simple. Things like looking better, fitting into some old clothes, or even feeling better. Now, the last...

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) By Susie Clothier, DC Dec 31st, 2013

Seasonal Affective Disorder (also called SAD) is a type of depression that occurs at the same time every year. Most people in the Northeastern territory of the US have symptoms that start in the fall and continue into the winter months, sapping energy and causing mood swings. Although less common,...

Healthy Exercise Recommendations By, Krista Rubini DPT Dec 20th, 2013

Do you have stress in your life and lack energy? If the answer is yes, exercise is the best remedy for you! Exercise is not only important to control stress and boost energy, but continued exercise will promote a healthy lifestyle and an overall state of wellness. Multiple studies have...

Dynamic Warm Up with Mike Dougherty, DC Dec 18th, 2013

Working out the lower body? Try this quick warm up. How about the upper body? Here are a few including a simple thera-band. Dynamic warm-up exercises are essential to prime the muscles and grove what we term “motor patterns.” This short series is more effective at preventing injuries and loosening up muscles...

PSSM sponsors Shady Brook Farm’s *Holiday Light Show*, a Bucks County tradition Dec 16th, 2013

PSSM has partnered up with Shady Brook Farm as a Top Sponsor for their annual Holiday Light Show, Bucks County’s most anticipated community event of the year! Experience the magic of millions of lights illuminating acres of farmland at the Shady Brook Farm 2013 Holiday Light Show!” This event makes...

Platelet Rich Plasma Injection Dec 15th, 2013

Platelet Rich Plasma Injection involves injecting your own blood platelets (special cells in your blood that heal tissues) into joints like shoulders and fix rotator cuff tears.

Chronic Pain Solutions Dec 15th, 2013

Dr. Matthew Wiederholz, M. D., Board Certified – Speaks about chronic pain and advanced pain treatment.

Concussion Awareness Dec 15th, 2013

Matthew Shade, Director of Sports Performance – Speaks about Concussion Awareness in athletics today.

Matt Shade – Optogait at PSSM Dec 15th, 2013

Matthew Shade, Director of Sports Performance – Optogait presentation w/ case study.

Integrated Multidisciplinary Platform Dec 15th, 2013

Matthew Shade, Director of Sports Performance – Speaks about PSSM and about the advantages of an Integrated Multidisciplinary Platform.

Acupuncture at PSSM Dec 14th, 2013

Dr. Michael Rizkalla, MD – Discusses acupuncture treatment at Performance Spine and Sports Medicine. Here our interdisciplinary clinic and approach allows us to coordinate your care and tailor make a customized treatment plan for you.

News 12 – ACL injuries Prevention Dec 14th, 2013

Dr. Joseph Jimenez, PSSM Co-founder, M.D., MBA, CSCS Board Certified – News special featuring ACL injuries and its prevention in athletes.

Advanced OptoJump Dec 14th, 2013

Advanced uses of OptoJump technology.

What is OptoJump? Dec 14th, 2013

An introduction to OptoJump technology.

PSSM Sports Performance Video Dec 14th, 2013

Performance Spine and Sports Medicine is dedicated to helping athletes reach their ultimate performance!

Neurologic Rehab Dec 14th, 2013

PSSM Staff

Infant/Toddler Orthopedic Help Dec 13th, 2013

Matthew Shade, Director of Sports Performance – Performance Specialist Matt Shade remarks on the importance of analyzing the biomechanics of growing pediatric patients to ensure that they get personalized treatments suited to their development and/or specific sport injury.