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Headache and Migraine Relief Workshop

Finding relief for headaches or migraines is possible by getting a better understanding of what’s causing your pain. Educating yourself about health, wellness, and the specific ailments you are dealing with provides the best foundation for progress and recovery. WHAT YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT HEADACHES AND MIGRAINES The most common headache and migraine types and how to identify yours. Why prescription …

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Bra 101 – Fit Matters!

What do bras have to do with back, neck, or headache pain? Well, in many cases, they can have a direct influence on the the musculoskeletal system. A bra that fits you correctly, and is the right size and shape, will allow the body to function at its maximum potential. It’s common for me to treat women with neck or …

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All you need is love. But a little Vitamin D doesn’t hurt.

We’re already halfway through February, but we’re far from halfway through winter in the Northern Rockies. Which brings up the important topic of Vitamin D levels!  Vitamin D is sometimes called the ‘sunshine vitamin’ because it’s produced in our body from cholesterol when our skin is exposed to the sun. Vitamin D is critical to maintaining bone and muscle health and also plays a …

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Less Sleep Can Equal More Pain: Part II

In Part I of this topic, we talked about sleep and pain and the sleep, stress, pain triad. If you’re looking for more detail regarding sleep and pain specifically, the New York Times recently published an excellent article on the complex relationship between these two elements. They discuss a study that demonstrated lack of sleep created a ramped up sensation to pain, and …

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Less Sleep Can Equal More Pain

We all know that lack of quality sleep has numerous detrimental effects on our day to day life and our overall health. But, one thing you may not have realized is that lack of sleep can actually increase your perception of pain. Let that sink in for a minute… Less sleep can increase the intensity of pain or discomfort you’re …

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Melatonin – The best option if you can’t sleep?

When you have difficulty sleeping, melatonin may be one of the first things you may reach for in an effort to get some rest. But, is melatonin the best option and are there any side effects? Background Melatonin is a natural hormone made by your body’s pineal gland. This is a pea-sized gland located just above the middle of the …

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Meet Miranda

Many of you have had the opportunity to meet and visit with Miranda here in our office, she keeps everything here running with ease. And, I wanted you to get to know the wonderful woman that is Miranda a little better. We are so lucky to have her talent and skills at Momentum! Where did you grow up? Sun Valley, …

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Do You Have the Right Healthcare Team?

Choosing the right healthcare team is one of the most important health related decisions you make. It can be difficult to find health care providers, both in primary care & in specialty care, who you connect with. Here are a few things to look for in your health care team: Empathy & Friendliness How is your provider’s overall “bedside manner”? …

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Are You Getting A Full Night’s Sleep?

If not, your pillow could be the culprit! If you are waking up with a headache, neck pain or back pain you may be in need of a different pillow. In order for you to get the best possible rest, and for your muscles to be at their most relaxed, it is important that you sleep on a pillow that …

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Building Resilience

Stress is an unavoidable part of life. Stress is what the brain does to itself and the rest of the body when faced with a perceived threat, a challenge or even an opportunity. And, stress isn’t necessarily a bad thing. As a matter of fact, exercise is form of stress. Stress can become harmful when it goes from being intermittent to unrelenting. Chronic …