Author: Emily Wright

focus on: why PT sometimes doesn’t help, plus slides from the CU lecture

I just started PT at the Jackson Clinics in Old Town, where the difference between it and previous PT shops I’ve worked with is astonishing. With the exception of the care I got at Courage Kenny in MN (second to none, no holds barred), PT had never been noticeably helpful for me, for a few reasons: my body was not physically in the correct configuration, so the exercises only made things worse, the wrong muscles actually strengthening while the ones that were supposed to be working remained under the radarthe sessions were business transactions. 30 minutes, in and out,...

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focus on: at-home prevention and treatment

I’ll do a more substantial update on TOS and my most recent surgery, which was a two-level disc replacement in my cervical spine on April 3. But for today, I’d like to offer a few things I’ve picked up over the last decade that are low-risk and high reward for nearly everybody, and especially people who play musical instruments or spend a long time in front of a computer. There are a couple pieces of kit required for the most effective results, but don’t rush to Amazon! If you’re not someplace terribly remote, hit Marshalls/Ross/your favorite discount shop and...

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new directions in creepy medical imaging

Preface: unless you are an MD with extensive experience treating chronic pain, do not comment with a diagnostic or treatment plan, or encourage me to do things like¬† forego gluten or try transcendental meditation. If you do, so help me gods, I will organize a withering stream of DNS attacks on your site, and will sign you up for endless MLM email lists.¬† So I’m officially 6 months post-op, and while certain aspects of my physical health are improved, these have easily been the hardest months of my life. It’s not all for naught: I honestly feel like part...

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