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5 Ways Swimming Can Help Heal your Injury

You may just think of swimming as a way to cool off and catch some relief from the summer heat, but did you know that swimming might also give you relief from joint pain or an injury? Swimming is an ideal tool for rehabilitation from injuries.

May 17th, 2022
Do I have a shoulder impingement? How to tell:

Shoulder impingement tends to happen in athletes or middle-aged adults who participate in activities that rely heavily on the shoulders. Here are some ways to tell if you have a shoulder impingement.

May 9th, 2022
10 Stretches to help ease Sciatic Nerve Pain

The sciatic nerve begins at your lower back, your hips, and your buttocks, going down each of your legs and bending at the knees. Sciatic pain happens when there’s a problem anywhere along this pathway. 10 stretches can help improve the pain.

Apr 13th, 2022
What is Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a complex chronic pain condition involving a variety of symptoms, including muscle and bone pain, tenderness in your body, fatigue, and difficulty concentrating. 

Apr 12th, 2022
What is the Vagus Nerve?

There are 12 cranial nerves in the body. They come in pairs and help link the brain with other areas of the body, such as the head, neck, and torso.

Apr 5th, 2022
Best 10 Natural Anti-Inflammatories

Inflammation can be both good and bad. On one hand, it helps your body defend itself from infection and injury. On the other hand, chronic inflammation can lead

Mar 29th, 2022
How to improve your sleep: 5 things to avoid

It is important to get 8 hours of quality sleep every night. Here are 5 things your should avoid to improve your sleep, increase your productivity, and minimize your chronic pain.

Mar 28th, 2022
5 Signs You're Dehydrated

Dehydration can cause a lot of unpleasant side effects. It’s important to make sure you drink enough water everyday to help your body function properly.

Mar 22nd, 2022
What is nerve conduction velocity Test?

Also called an electroneurography, EneG, or nerve conduction study, a nerve conduction velocity (NCV) test is a measurement of the speed of conduction of an electrical impulse through a nerve. NCV can determine nerve damage and destruction.

Mar 1st, 2022
5 ways to prevent MCL injuries and tears

The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is on the inner part of the knee. It prevents your knee from bending inwards. An injury of the MCL can cause enough pain and instability in your knee to prevent you from doing everyday life activities.

Feb 24th, 2022
8 Signs You Have a Pinched Nerve

Pinched nerves can happen to anyone. It occurs when a lot of pressure of the surrounding tissues, including the muscle, bones, tendons, and cartilage. It may not occur in all of the areas, but those are the places where a pinched nerve is located.

Feb 16th, 2022
Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted veins. Varicose veins can happen anywhere in the body, but are more common in the legs.

Feb 1st, 2022
Matt Jensen: Dedicated practitioner

Matt Jensen, newly appointed physician assistant at Garden State Pain Control, discusses his team approach and commitment to outstanding patient care

Sep 7th, 2021
Preparing to get back outside

Garden State Pain & Orthopedics generally sees a rise in shoulder, knee, back and other overuse injuries when the warm months hit. One way to help prevent these common injuries is by easing into them, and warming up ahead of time.

May 17th, 2021
Pilates For Chronic Back Pain Relief

Many healthcare professionals recommend Pilates to people chronic back pain patients,as it is known to help improve flexibility and strength.

Aug 31st, 2017
How Long-term Chronic Pain Can Affect a Person

Chronic pain is experienced by millions of Americans and their pain isn’t always diagnosed as chronic; this can create a lifetime of inaccurate treatment that yields little progress.

May 17th, 2017
What is the Pain Cycle?

Chronic pain can be caused from an injury that makes it hard for your body to move naturally.

May 5th, 2017
How Ginger Can Work to Fight Pain

It is amazing to see how medicine can work with Mother Nature to derive the modern-day treatments we rely on for a good quality of life.

Oct 12th, 2016
Do Massage Chairs Help Ease Back Pain?

Whether you see them in the mall, or have one at home, massage chairs are normally seen as luxury items that don’t accomplish much besides a fun rumble.

Aug 15th, 2016
What Are Trigger Points?

Myofascial trigger points, commonly referred to as simply trigger points, are areas on your body that are hypersensitive to pain.

Jul 5th, 2016
A Quick Guide to Braces

Braces come in all shapes and sizes including trochanteric belts, corsets, molded jackets, sacroiliac belts, and more.

Jun 15th, 2016
4 Common Arthritis Misconceptions

Arthritis is the inflammation of the joints that mostly affects areas of motor skill such as the fingers, wrists and knees, and can worsen with age (leading to severe joint pain).

May 11th, 2016
Tips for Proper Lifting

Whether you’ll be moving out of your house, dealing with storage, or just trying to get rid of that old appliance, we all will have to deal with lifting heavy objects eventually.

May 10th, 2016
Pain Management While Traveling

For anyone with neck arthritis, fibromyalgia, or other forms of chronic pain, going on vacation or a business trip can cause an array of mixed feelings.

Apr 25th, 2016
Pain Relief Stretches You Should Know

You may be suffering from a preexisting joint related condition like arthritis, recovering from pain after back surgery, or are just feeling the aches that life brings naturally.

Apr 19th, 2016
5 Most Common Injuries after a Car Accident

With so many drivers on the road and so many of them driving drunk, sleepy, distracted, it is a miracle any of us survive the bustling roads we rely on daily to get around.

Apr 6th, 2016
Can Relaxation Relieve Pain?

At any given moment, approximately 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain which is difficult to diagnose, a term used to describe persistent pain that lasts longer than six months.

Mar 15th, 2016