What Most Don’t Realize About Fibromyalgia

What Most Don’t Realize About Fibromyalgia

If you have fibromyalgia, you know what an “invisible illness” is. Fibromyalgia is not fully understood, and many misconceptions exist. It’s no surprise that most people don’t realize some central facts concerning the disease.
May 15th, 2024

Tips for Avoiding Neck Pain

Almost everyone has awoken to find they couldn’t turn their head at least once. Temporary pain from sleeping in an unusual position or using a pillow that’s not quite right is very common. But what happens when your neck pain is ongoing?
Apr 8th, 2024
Can You Get Migraines Later in Life?

Can You Get Migraines Later in Life?

Although most people who have migraines begin getting them during adolescence, and some people stop having them later in life, they can begin or continue in older age.
Mar 1st, 2024
Is Working Remotely a Pain in Your Neck?

Is Working Remotely a Pain in Your Neck?

For some people, the advantages of working from home outweigh nearly all other concerns. But, if your home office isn’t set up with ergonomics in mind, you can end up with neck pain. Here, we explain why neck pain happens and what you can do.
Jan 18th, 2024
4 Different Types of Depression: Signs and How to Find Relief

4 Different Types of Depression: Signs and How to Find Relief

The word depression is overused. People say they “feel depressed” or find something “depressing,” but that’s not the same as being diagnosed with depression. There are many different types of depression, and we look at four of them in this post.
Oct 4th, 2023
How to Manage Your Ragweed Allergy This Fall

How to Manage Your Ragweed Allergy This Fall

If you’re allergic to pollen, chances are good that you’re also allergic to ragweed. Ragweed allergy is common, and can cause symptoms that range from annoying to uncomfortable to serious.
Sep 10th, 2023
Signs Your Neck Pain Stems from a Medical Condition

Signs Your Neck Pain Stems from a Medical Condition

People use the phrase “pain in the neck” for good reason. Everyone knows what it is, and that it’s uncomfortable. But how do you know when an actual pain in the neck is something you should worry about?
Jul 16th, 2023
Try TENS Therapy to Relieve Your Chronic Pain

Try TENS Therapy to Relieve Your Chronic Pain

Living with chronic pain makes even simple, enjoyable things difficult for many people. Finding the best treatments can take time and patience. TENS therapy could be part of the solution for you.
Jun 8th, 2023
3 Eating Disorders and How They Are Treated

3 Eating Disorders and How They Are Treated

Although most people have heard the phrase “eating disorder,” not as many understand what an eating disorder is, how it’s diagnosed, or what kinds of treatments are available. In this post we discuss the three most common eating disorders.
May 9th, 2023
How Hormones Can Trigger a Migraine

How Hormones Can Trigger a Migraine

One of the reasons more women than men have migraine headaches is that hormonal fluctuations can trigger migraine. If you suspect your hormones could be causing your migraine attacks, this post is for you.
Apr 2nd, 2023
How Long Does It Take to Recover from Whiplash?

How Long Does It Take to Recover from Whiplash?

There’s a reason bad things are described as being a “pain in the neck.” When your neck hurts, even turning your head when someone says your name is difficult. Whiplash is a particular kind of neck pain that may last longer than you expect.
Mar 16th, 2023
Most People Don’t Know This About Depression

Most People Don’t Know This About Depression

Depression is a common mental health issue, but there’s much more to it than you may realize. It affects your mood and may interfere with your ability to concentrate, but did you know depression can also affect your physical health?
Feb 21st, 2023
Myths and Facts About Group Counseling

Myths and Facts About Group Counseling

The idea of group therapy can be scary, but that’s partly due to misconceptions and common myths about what it is and how it works. In this post we present some of those myths, along with some facts about group counseling you may not know.
Jan 18th, 2023
Joint Health Tips You Can Start Using Today

Joint Health Tips You Can Start Using Today

You probably don’t spend much time thinking about your joints — until they start to hurt. Then, you may start considering how to protect them! Here are some of our best tips for preserving your joint health.
Dec 16th, 2022
Signs You May Need Marriage Counseling

Signs You May Need Marriage Counseling

Marriage counseling may seem like something you do as a last ditch effort to save your relationship — or to confirm it can’t be saved — but it doesn’t have to be that way. Here, we discuss some signs that counseling could improve your marriage.
Nov 1st, 2022
5 Things That May Be Making Your Joints Ache

5 Things That May Be Making Your Joints Ache

Joint pain can build up slowly or begin suddenly. It can affect any part of your body where two bones meet. The underlying causes of joint pain vary and your age, sex, overall health, and other factors help doctors diagnose the cause of joint pain.
Oct 1st, 2022
What to Expect at Your Hypnotherapy Session

What to Expect at Your Hypnotherapy Session

Pain management often requires a multi-pronged approach, and if one of those prongs is hypnotherapy, you may feel both curious and nervous. In this post we discuss what to expect during your session, as well as why hypnotherapy works.
Sep 1st, 2022
I Feel Anxious All the Time

I Feel Anxious All the Time

Worrying is part of living, but worrying all the time can interfere with your quality of life, and make getting through a normal day difficult. Anxiety disorders can make it feel like worry rules your life, but there are effective treatments.
Aug 1st, 2022
What Allergies Can Lead to Anaphylaxis?

What Allergies Can Lead to Anaphylaxis?

Anaphylaxis is a life-threatening allergic reaction that requires immediate medical attention. In this post, we discuss what allergies cause anaphylaxis, as well as who is at the greatest risk of having one of these reactions.
Jul 3rd, 2022
What’s Triggering Your Allergies?

What’s Triggering Your Allergies?

It’s that time of year: the time when more people are sneezing, rubbing their eyes, and keeping a tissue handy. Hay fever and pollen go together like April showers and May flowers. How do you know what kind of allergy you have?
May 3rd, 2022
How Trigger Point Injections Can Alleviate Your Pain

How Trigger Point Injections Can Alleviate Your Pain

If you have chronic pain, you’re probably looking for some way to resolve it. Chronic pain can affect every aspect of your life, and often, treatments create additional issues. Trigger point injections may be a good solution for chronic muscle pain.
Apr 7th, 2022
Telltale Signs Your Loved One Is Suffering from Depression

Telltale Signs Your Loved One Is Suffering from Depression

Clinical depression is a serious problem, and it can be scary when someone you care about is exhibiting signs of depression. You may feel frustrated or angry, or unsure if your loved one is depressed or has some other problem.
Mar 29th, 2022
Covid-19, a Cold, or Seasonal Allergies?

Covid-19, a Cold, or Seasonal Allergies?

In the current environment, a sneeze, sniffle, or fever leads to numerous questions. Do I have Covid-19? Could this be allergies? Maybe I have the flu? Here are some pointers that may help you know why you’re under the weather.
Feb 24th, 2022
Is Working from Home Causing You Neck Pain?

Is Working from Home Causing You Neck Pain?

Working from home certainly offers advantages, and more people are doing it every day; but it can also increase pain. A few simple changes to your office setup may alleviate your pain and save you from future issues.
Jan 13th, 2022
Can I Prevent a Migraine?

Can I Prevent a Migraine?

Migraine headaches can disrupt your life and make it difficult to complete your day-to-day obligations, never mind do things you enjoy. Is there anything you can do to prevent a migraine headache? Possibly.
Dec 13th, 2021
7 Things That Put You At Risk for Back Pain

7 Things That Put You At Risk for Back Pain

Did you know that most back pain can be prevented? Back pain is incredibly common, but there are some things you can do to lessen your risk of developing chronic back pain. In this post we discuss seven risk factors you can modify.
Nov 14th, 2021
5 Common Migraine Triggers

5 Common Migraine Triggers

Understanding your migraine triggers can be a key element in managing your life. If you can avoid those things most likely to bring about a migraine, you can avoid the pain and disruption to your routine.
Oct 13th, 2021
Can You Develop Allergies as an Adult?

Can You Develop Allergies as an Adult?

Do you frequently sneeze, sniff, or wipe your nose? Allergies can be annoying, life-threatening, or somewhere in between. They can also develop when you’re an adult. Here’s what you need to know about recognizing and treating allergies.
Sep 13th, 2021
5 Little Known Signs of an Eating Disorder

5 Little Known Signs of an Eating Disorder

Most people have at least a few pre-defined notions about who gets eating disorders and what such a disorder looks like. Often, those preconceptions obscure some of the subtle signs that point to an eating disorder.
Aug 17th, 2021

How Does Arthritis Impact Mental Health?

Most people think of arthritis and mental health as separate issues, but the fact is they often go hand-in-hand. In this post, we explore how the two conditions can impact each other, and what you need to know.
Jul 25th, 2021

Who Is a Candidate for TENS Therapy?

If you have chronic pain, you may have seen TENS units for sale and wondered if that’s a good treatment option for your condition. Here’s what you need to know about this approach to pain management.
Jun 28th, 2021

Understanding Bioelectric Therapy

When you’re in chronic pain, you consider everything you do through the lens of pain. It takes an enormous toll, mentally and physically. Many people don’t realize there are options for treating chronic pain, like bioelectric therapy.
May 13th, 2021

The Differences Between Headaches and Migraines

At some point in your life, you’re most likely going to experience a headache. Almost everyone does. There are many different types of headaches, but there are distinct differences between most of them and a migraine.
Apr 4th, 2021

Treatment Options for Psychiatric Problems

When you have a psychiatric issue, you may find the options for treatment confusing because there are many so many choices. Finding the right treatment plan is one of the most important steps in getting well enough to live your life.
Mar 15th, 2021

The 3 Most Common Causes of Back Pain

Back pain causes people to miss work, avoid exercise, miss out on fun activities, and it’s very common. In fact, back pain is the leading cause of disability among people under the age of 45. Do you experience back pain? Here are the 3 main causes.
Jan 28th, 2021

How Does Depression Affect Sleep?

There’s a connection between depression and sleep, although researchers are still trying to understand exactly how that connection works. It’s a complex relationship, and one that you should understand if you have problems sleeping or depression.
Nov 5th, 2020

How Exercise Can Help Alleviate Arthritis Pain

If your joints are swollen and painful, you probably don’t feel like taking a brisk walk. However, that might be exactly what you need to do. Exercise is an excellent way to ease arthritis pain. Here’s why.
Oct 8th, 2020

Fighting Back Against Allergies Through Immunotherapy

Do you fight with persistent allergies that plague your activities? Allergies can disrupt your life in an unpleasant way. If you feel like you’ve tried everything and you’re not getting relief, you may want to learn more about immunotherapy.
Sep 21st, 2020

Know Before You Go: The Importance of Travel Medicine

Travel medicine is often overlooked. Any time you plan a trip, you should think about where and how you can get medical care if necessary. In the midst of a global pandemic, considering medical care is even more important.
Aug 17th, 2020

5 Summertime Skin Ailments to Watch Out For

Summer is the season of fun in the sun … and skin ailments. There are numerous skin problems that are more likely to occur in the summer months than at other times of the year. This post describes five skin ailments to watch out for in the summer.
Jul 27th, 2020

What To Do If You Need Your DOT Physical

Do you need a DOT physical? If you’ve never had one, or it’s been awhile, you may be feeling nervous. Not just anyone can provide a DOT physical, but we can at Apex Medical Center. This post explains what to expect.
Jun 16th, 2020

5 Ways to Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally

Have you been told you have high blood pressure? If so, you may dread the requirement to start taking medication. If you’d like to explore ways to lower your blood pressure without drugs, this post is for you!
Apr 20th, 2020

What Are Trigger Point Injections?

When you live with chronic pain, finding a way to manage it is critical. Your world can reduce to just your pain, meaning you don’t enjoy the wonderful aspects of your life. Trigger point therapy may be an option to help you manage your pain.
Mar 5th, 2020

Learn How Aromatherapy Can Help Your Pain Management

If you live with chronic pain, you’ve probably tried all kinds of things to find relief. But have you considered aromatherapy? Much more than “nice smells,” aromatherapy for pain relief is backed by a growing body of evidence.
Feb 1st, 2020

5 Effective Methods to Prevent Foot Pain

There are a host of conditions that can cause foot pain. Of course, the best remedy for pain is prevention. Here are five effective ways to prevent foot pain, along with a few things to try if you are already experiencing foot pain.
Jan 1st, 2020

The Link Between Diabetes and Obesity

The fact that there’s a link between diabetes and obesity is undisputed among scientists, researchers, and physicians. If you’re obese, your risk of developing type 2 diabetes is higher than that of a non-obese person.
Dec 1st, 2019

The Dangers of Tech Neck

Smartphones and other types of technology have the potential for great things, but they also bring new problems. If you’ve ever experienced neck pain after looking at your phone or tablet, you know that tech neck is a real problem.
Nov 1st, 2019

Is Stress Causing Your Chronic Migraines?

You already know that stress is bad for your health, but did you know that it may be contributing to your migraines? You’ll always have some stress, but here are some tips on how to deal with it.
Oct 1st, 2019

Drug Free Treatments for Fibromyalgia Pain

Fibromyalgia has a long list of possible symptoms, but the one that’s common to everyone with the condition is pain. Fibromyalgia causes pain. Here are some ways it can be treated without the side effects of medications.
Sep 1st, 2019

What Makes Opioids So Addictive?

Chances are, you know someone who struggles with opioid addiction. It’s quite possible that person is someone you never imagined having a drug addiction. Why are so many people addicted to opioids?
Aug 1st, 2019

The Link Between Stress and Hypertension

Many people live in a state of chronic stress. Between work, family obligations, and trying to manage your own health, life is stressful! There may also be a link between stress and hypertension.
Jul 9th, 2019

New Method For Pain Relief!

The Freedom Stimulator, the “implant” comes with both a “stimulator” and a “micro-receiver”. The stimulator and the micro-receiver are both covered with a protective casing. The stimulator has small metal electrodes near the tip that create an electrical
Apr 25th, 2019
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What You Should Know If You Are Suffering from GERD

GERD is a nagging, burning sensation in your throat. It can be triggered by foods, or attack while you sleep. Have you been diagnosed with GERD? Here are a few things you should know about your condition.
Feb 13th, 2019
Migraines, Apex Medical Center

5 Common Triggers of Migraines

Migraine pain can derail your day—sometimes even your whole week! Understanding and avoiding your triggers can help you avoid losing time to pain.
Jan 7th, 2019

3 Ways Stress Can Take a Toll on Your Body

You already know that stress can impact your moods, your relationships, and your ability to take care of your obligations. But did you know it also takes a physical toll on your body?
Nov 26th, 2018

Seeking Relief from Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal allergies can take all the enjoyment out of your life. While certain times of the year can be unbearable, there are ways to find relief so you can enjoy going outdoors once more.
Sep 26th, 2018

6 Treatments For Overcoming Joint Pain

Even minor joint pain can interfere with your daily activities and enjoyment of life. In most cases, it’s easy to control mild to moderate joint pain on your own, but long-term or severe pain could require medical attention.
Oct 15th, 2018

Five Signs You May Be Suffering From Depression

Sadness is a normal part of life. But after a day to two, you should start to feel better. If you’re struggling with long-lasting sadness, it may be depression. Here we discuss the feelings and symptoms that may be signs of depression.
Jul 20th, 2018

Natural Options for Pain Management

Dealing with chronic pain can have a huge effect on your physical and mental wellbeing. If the thought of surgical procedures or pain medications leaves you cold, there are more natural ways to manage your pain and take back control of your life.
Jun 22nd, 2018

6 Common Causes of Neck Pain and How to Avoid Them

Neck pain can range from irritating to debilitating. Whether aching or sharp and stinging, neck pain is, well, a pain in the neck. Stop it from starting in the first place by avoiding some of the most easy-to-prevent causes.
May 14th, 2018

Living with Fibromyalgia

Living with any chronic condition presents challenges, but living with a chronic condition that others can’t see and that is not well-understood by the scientific community can be especially difficult.
Apr 20th, 2018

Tips to Prepare for Allergy Season Now

It seems everyone looks forward to springtime. Everyone except allergy suffers, that is -- and for good reason. Along with the warm weather comes the increased mold and high pollen counts that plague allergy sufferers.
Mar 29th, 2018

How Untreated Depression Can Affect Your Health

Clinical depression is a mental illness that can have physical effects. You may not only feel anxious or hopeless, lose interest in hobbies or work, or have difficulty concentrating, but also be excessively tired or have sleep problems. Here’s a rundown of
Feb 16th, 2018

Diabetes and Leg Pain

Diabetic neuropathy is a type of nerve damage where high blood sugar damages nerve fibers, and it is a serious complication that diabetes can cause.
Jan 24th, 2018

Is Yoga Effective for Pain Management?

Since yoga can help improve your mental wellbeing as well as your physical body, it can help some people cope with and manage their chronic pain.
Jan 23rd, 2018

Can Stress Make You Sick?

See how managing and reducing stress is an important part of pain management as well as disease prevention.
Jan 15th, 2018

Is Smoking Linked to Chronic Back Pain?

Did you know there are many studies that link smoking to chronic lower back pain? In fact, smokers are much more likely to develop chronic back pain than non-smokers.
Jan 12th, 2018

Can Sugar Cause Headaches?

When you consume too much sugar at once or don’t eat for an extended period of time, you can cause rapid fluctuations in your blood sugar levels which can trigger a headache.
Jan 10th, 2018