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Intense Cold Therapy Salons Opening In Boston Area

BOSTON (CBS) – We all know that ice is good for an injury to reduce swelling, but would cooling your whole body work to reduce all of your aches and pains? Those who believe in cryotherapy say yes and the treatment is becoming more available in the Boston area. Kelly Strickland just opened a new facility in West Roxbury. “Essentially what cryotherapy is, is the extreme use of cold therapy in a confined area to create a reaction in your body to help with pain and inflammation and muscle soreness,” she said. Inside her salon is a room with a vertical chamber called a cryosauna. It uses liquid nitrogen to create temperatures more than 100 degrees below zero. Customers strip down to their underclothes and spend about three minutes in the chamber. It’s uncomfortable, but tolerable according to the five different customers we spoke to on a recent morning at the salon, all who believe it really does ease pain. Christian Wilkerson in cryosauna (WBZ-TV( Christian Wilkerson plays basketball for LaSalle College in Newton and says his body gets pretty banged up. “I had low back pain and I believe after my third session it went away completely,” he said. Wilkerson says he heard that NBA superstar LeBron James used cryotherapy to help his muscles recover after a game or workout so he figured it was worth a shot. “I just want to recover fast so I can get back onto the court as fast as possible,” he said. Cryosauna (WBZ-TV) Cryotherapy custo...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local cryotherapy Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

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ConclusionsThis is the first evidence of a relationship between an “acute-phase” systemic inflammatory response and recovery at 6 months. High inflammation (CRP/IL-6) was associated with good recovery, but specific elevation of TNF, along with depressive symptoms, was associated with bad recovery. Depression and TNF may have a two-way relationship.Graphical abstractThese slides can be retrieved under Electronic Supplementary Material.
Source: European Spine Journal - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
I could write about a BPS (biopsychosocial) model in every single post, but it’s time for me to explore other things happening in the pain management world, so this is my last post in this series for a while. But it’s a doozy! And thanks to Eric Bowman for sharing an incredibly relevant paper just in time for this post… One of the problems in pain management is that there are so many assessments carried out by the professionals seeing a person – but very little discussed about pulling this information together to create an overall picture of the person we’re seeing. And it’s this aspect...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Assessment Back pain Clinical reasoning Low back pain Pain conditions Professional topics Research Science in practice biopsychosocial disability function Health healthcare pain management rehabilitation Therapeutic approache Source Type: blogs
Lower back pain can prevent a person from sleeping well, which, in itself, can make back pain worse. Learn about how to sleep to reduce back pain.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Back Pain Source Type: news
Abstract Among people with chronic pain, insomnia is highly prevalent, closely related to the mechanism of central sensitization, characterized by low-grade neuroinflammation, and commonly associated with stress or anxiety; in addition, it often does not respond effectively to drug treatments. This review article applies the current understanding of insomnia to clinical practice, including assessment and conservative treatment of insomnia in people with chronic pain. Cognitive-behavioral therapy for insomnia can be efficacious for improvements in sleep initiation, sleep maintenance, perceived sleep quality, and pa...
Source: Physical Therapy - Category: Physiotherapy Authors: Tags: Phys Ther Source Type: research
And yes! There’s more to this series of posts on how I use a biopsychosocial model in practice! Today’s post is about moving from a conceptual model to a practical model, or how we can use research in our clinical reasoning. A biopsychosocial model (BPSM) as envisaged by Engel was a framework for clinicians to think about why this person is presenting in this way at this time (and what may be maintaining their situation), as well as what could be done to reduce distress and disability. Engel wanted clinicians to go beyond disease processes, isolated from the people experiencing them, and to explore aspects of h...
Source: HealthSkills Weblog - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Chronic pain Clinical reasoning Coping strategies Pain conditions Professional topics Research biopsychosocial disability function Health healthcare Low back pain pain management Therapeutic approaches Source Type: blogs
A patient sent me this queryThis is our first icsi cycle and am on 5th day of embryo transfer. Initially had cramps and it raised a bit more but since yesterday night I see no symptom and I am worried. Plus sometime bloating, my breasts has been so hard and am feeling I have been bit more aggressive than usual , am not on complete bed rest but tend to roam in home only . Medicines include progynova, ecoflora , folic acid and vitamin tablets , progesterone injection- aquagest alternative days and some progesterone vaginally daily two times. My skin is so so dry . I heard people saying tat u should get lower back pain or leg...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs
By the time the 43-year-old man, a victim of an industrial accident, limped into American Counseling Association member David Engstrom’s office, he’d been experiencing lower back pain for 10 years and taking OxyContin for six. The client, whose pain was written in the grimace on his face as he sat down, was a referral from...continue reading The post Talking through the pain appeared first on Counseling Today.
Source: Counseling Today - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Counseling Today Features Acceptance and Commitment Therapy cognitive behavioral therapy integrated care medication mindfulness multidisciplinary sleep Source Type: research
Conclusion. This study identified a number of behavior-related factors that appear to have a significant relationship with low back pain. Public health policy makers and clinicians should consider these factors to reduce the burden of low back pain. This study supports the need for longitudinal study design in future research. Level of Evidence: 2
Source: Spine - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Epidemiology Source Type: research
A while back, I covered the updated evidence-based treatment guidelines for acute (less than four weeks) and subacute (less than twelve weeks) low back pain. I promised a post on chronic (more than twelve weeks) back pain. Well, as I write this, I am suffering from a recurrence of my own low back pain, which radiates down my right leg at times. This has been literally and figuratively a pain in my rear end, for years. Being a doctor who practices what I preach, I am putting all the advice I dispense to good use. First, look for possible triggers This fall, I had gotten away from my regular core-strengthening routine (night...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Back Pain Health Pain Management Source Type: blogs
Conclusions: The presence and severity of obstructive sleep apnea is related to the number of discus protrusions which seems to be at least partially genetically determined. Further research is needed.Support: Hungarian Pulmonology Foundation.
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep and Control of Breathing Source Type: research
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