What’s Causing YOUR Pain in the Neck?

So many people who have back or neck pain are not getting the help they need. I am writing again about chronic pain and our spines because it’s something we all need to keep in mind. For so long we’ve been thinking that a pain in the neck is caused by something in the neck.…

Has Your Doctor Said “Lose Weight to STOP Back Pain?”

Fall begins in two days. Summer went much too fast, but then, it usually does! Fall in the Berkshires is a good time to get out walking or hiking again, though! Do you like to hike in the woods? Just getting outside for a walk can relieve your stress and make you feel more energized.…

How NOT to recover from an overworked muscle – Self care 101

Isn’t it funny, how sometimes, we don’t see ourselves clearly – especially when we’re looking at our body? I know this to be true, but I’ve been so busy lately that I guess I have not been paying enough attention to me. Last week when I went for a Physical Therapy evaluation, I got a…

How to STOP Back Pain After Gardening!

My soul sings when I garden. I soooooo love seeing all the beautiful flowers blooming, veggies popping up, getting my hands dirty in the soil, smelling the flowers, seeing the worms popping in and out of the ground, and the birds that come to dine on them… All of this brings me such joy! In…

Gardens, Weeds, Masks and COVID

Well, we’ve reached the “dog days” of August. And, it’s hot in the Berkshires. I’ve been spending every possible moment outside to take advantage of summer this year. My vegetable garden is doing well, but the flower garden has been taken over by weeds. Every year I find it difficult to keep on top of…

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Is COVID-19 Causing Your Back Pain?

In the last couple of weeks, I’ve seen evidence that working from home or binge-watching TV during this COVID-19 epidemic brings up another whole set of health issues. More people with back pain than you can shake a stick at! That’s understandable for a couple of reasons – let me explain: Sitting too much by…

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What do Back Pain and Meditation Have in Common?

You might think meditation and back pain an odd combination. Let me explain why it’s not. People with chronic pain of any kind, could be back, hip, knee, shoulder, neck, all have one thing in common, STRESS. Being in pain all the time is stressful. When it’s difficult to stand, or sit, or walk comfortably,…

A Diagnosis of Osteoporosis Can be Life-changing Here’s an Ounce of Prevention!

What a coincidence. May is National Correct Your Posture Month AND Osteoporosis Awareness month. What’s a body to do? Well, here are a few of my top recommendations for prevention. Exercise is a key ingredient for osteoporosis prevention. BUT, it’s very important to have good posture in your exercise program, so, for me, the first…