Lance Cross

7 Breathing Benefits: How To Manage Stress, Anxiety, Fatigue & Pain

2018-11-07T17:41:36-04:00November 6th, 2018|Pain Management, Lance Cross|

Have you heard that breathing exercises can help relieve chronic pain, stress, anxiety, sleeplessness and fatigue?  There is increasing awareness in our society that breathing exercises can be a useful tool to improve our health and performance.  Research has shown equal effectiveness among various forms of breathing exercises such as 4,7,8 breathing, alternate nostril breathing and yoga breathing.  Even though the evidence is supportive for reducing pain, managing stress and improving sleep many people avoid breathing exercises for a variety [...]

Workstation Ergonomics: Fit Your Desk To You

2018-08-21T08:59:51-04:00August 21st, 2018|Uncategorized, Lance Cross, Prevention, Ergonomics|

Does your desk fit you?  Poor workstation ergonomics are often identified as a significant factor associated with people experiencing neck pain, low back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome.  The study of ergonomics has provided a great deal of knowledge for adapting work strategies and computer workstations to decrease stress on a person’s body.  The problem is that these strategies are often ignored until after a costly problem has already begun. The Three Major Risk Factors For Injury Described By The [...]

The Nocebo Effect: How Your MRI Report Can Hurt You

2018-11-07T17:46:16-04:00July 26th, 2018|Uncategorized, Physical Therapy, Pain Management, Lance Cross|

MRI finding L5 disc herniation Ever been diagnosed with a tendon tear, disc bulge or degenerative disease of a joint based on an MRI report?  Has a physician determined that this was causing your pain? If so, while the physician was correct as far as finding a variance in your body’s tissue, they may be incorrect in determining that this finding was the primary cause of the pain. Recent research indicates that many people without pain actually have [...]