November 2009

By Jesse Cannone Many patients who hear a diagnosis of a herniated disc immediately question whether spinal surgery is in their future. Whether or not surgery is the right option should be discussed with one’s doctor. However, most patients can find back pain relief using more conservative treatments. The most common school of thought on […]

by Jesse Cannone Getting a full night’s sleep is as important to good health as maintaining a proper diet and getting enough exercise. Yet a third of Americans get less than 6 ½ hours of sleep each night – much less the recommended 7-8 hours. Lack of sleep is associated with an inflammation causing increase […]

By Jesse Cannone Ice and heat are both well known for their ability to treat pain by breaking the pain-spasm cycle. So are many rub on treatments which provide a cooling or warming sensation. The problem with most heating remedies is they only provide superficial relief. The heat only penetrates a few millimeters at best […]