• Urgent Care or ER?

    Having kids is challenging. Sure, it's hard to raise them, but it can also be really hard to figure out how to take care of them when they are sick. There are several different places where you could take your son or daughter when they are sick, but how do you know which place is appropriate for their condition? For example, it can be expensive and time-consuming to make unmerited trips to the emergency room, whereas sometimes the professionals at an urgent care facility may send you to the ER for certain conditions. [Read More]

  • Relieving Rotator Cuff Pain While You're Waiting For Surgery

    Torn and strained rotator cuffs can cause a lot of shoulder pain, and in many cases, the best way to repair these injuries is with surgery. But while you are awaiting your surgery date, how can you keep the pain under control? Here are a few options. You can use just one of them, or you can use several, depending on your needs. Towel Stretches With a lot of rotator cuff injuries, the soreness is made worse by muscles that tighten to protect the tendon. [Read More]

  • The Pros And Cons Of Using NSAIDS For Long-Term Pain Relief

    If you suffer from chronic pain, such as ongoing back or neck pain, then you may wish to take either a prescription or over-the-counter medication for pain management. One class of medications very often used for this purpose are NSAIDs, which include ibuprofen, naproxen, and celecoxib. But are NSAIDs the right choice for your ongoing pain management? Explore the pros and cons below to make an informed decision.  Pro: NSAIDs are non-addictive. [Read More]