How Does the Brain Control Pain?

How Does the Brain Control Pain?

Pain is one of the few common experiences we can all relate to. Everyone has experienced pain at one time or another in their lives. No one enjoys being in pain, but it is a necessary part of helping keep us alive. To gain a deeper understanding of pain we will look at the various parts of the...

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How Does the Brain Control Pain?

Why Do I Hurt?

Let’s face it, no one likes to be in pain. However, people that do not experience pain usually pass away at an early age. This is because they are unable to protect themselves from substantial tissue injury that they are unaware of. Pain is the number one reason why people visit healthcare...

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Five Health Benefits of Starting a Running Program

Five Health Benefits of Starting a Running Program

Starting a running program is a great way to ease into exercise and jump start your fitness. If done properly, you can prevent overuse injuries by slowly increasing your mileage. Here are five benefits of starting a running program:   1. Weight loss We all know that to lose weight it’s...

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Cupping Therapy for Phoenix Marathon Runners

Cupping Therapy for Phoenix Marathon Runners

As you’re training for the upcoming Mesa-PHX Marathon, you may develop overuse injuries, which are common for long-distance runners. These injuries can occur from muscle imbalances, increasing your training volume too quickly, and lack of stretching appropriately. Common overuse injuries from...

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Getting to the Finish Line: Overcoming Overuse Injuries

Getting to the Finish Line: Overcoming Overuse Injuries

Ramping up your mileage as you train for the Mesa-PHX Marathon? As you progress through your training, you may begin to notice pain, weakness, or fatigue that’s limiting your workout. Overuse injuries are often ignored by athletes, marathon runners and even weekend warriors, but if you ignore them...

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Why Do I Hurt: Part 2

Why Do I Hurt: Part 2

Pain is one of the few common experiences everyone can relate to. Everyone has experienced pain at least once in their lives. No one enjoys being in pain but it’s a necessary part of life that keeps us alive. Last year I wrote a blog article about common pain myths titled “Why Do I Hurt?” This...

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Why Do I Hurt? Myths and Facts about Pain

Why Do I Hurt? Myths and Facts about Pain

Let’s face it, no one likes to be in pain. However, people who do not experience pain usually pass away at an early age because they are unable to protect themselves from substantial tissue injury they are unaware of. Pain is the number one reason people visit healthcare providers, especially...

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