3 Cold Weather Treatment Tips for Chronic Pain

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Atlanta GA Physical TherapistsEven before that first cold front of the season blows in, your body knows it’s coming — especially if you have chronic pain. Many chronic pain sufferers, or those living with an injury, often report aches and pains triggered by cooler temperatures.

And there’s some science to back up that claim. When the barometric pressure outside changes, like it does when it’s damp or cold, the nerve endings of our joints are receptive to that, triggering aches, pains and stiffness.
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A Quick Guide to Scoliosis

Sovereign-Logo-Facebook1According the Clear Scoliosis Institute, scoliosis is the most common spinal deformity in school-aged kids. It affects over 4 million people nationwide, and most adults with scoliosis require some type of long-term care.

Statistics aside, scoliosis is also a condition that many people have heard of, but few know very much about.
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Avoiding Summer Activity Injuries

Sovereign-Logo-Facebook1From golf, soccer, and other warm-weather sports to pool time and days at the beach – there’s no shortage of opportunities for fun, or injuries, this summer.

Thankfully, there are also some pretty simply ways to stay safe and enjoy the season.
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3 Low-Impact Moves to Ease Pain

Gait training physical therapyWhen we’re injured or dealing with a chronic, painful condition, it can be tempting to resign ourselves to the couch. But the truth is, gentle, low-impact movement can actually help increase your recovery time when done correctly, and ease painful systems associated with your injury or condition.

Give these three options a try:

Swimming and water aerobics. Swimming and moving under water are excellent options for people dealing with chronic pain, because the buoyancy helps to reduce injury-inducing resistance, and takes some of the stress off of your muscles and joints – and while building up strength and alleviating pain.
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