The COVID-19 pandemic seems to have stopped much of the world. Once busy streets and shops are empty, activities are canceled and you may not even be going to work. One thing that the virus has not stopped is pain and injury. Maybe you were seeing your PT when stay at home orders were issued. Maybe you've been having more pain and soreness in your back or neck because of all the time you've spent in front of the computer working at home, or maybe you hurt yourself over the weekend doing some y...
Posted on 2020-04-10
Ok, so as you may or may not remember, I am writing a series of blog posts to discuss my journey with chronic pain. For the full recap, click here.
My last post ended just as I was about to have surgery to fix my herniated disc to address the back, leg, and calf pain I had been experiencing for five months. I was unresponsive to medications and injections, and surgery was the next option on the table. The procedure was a microdiscectomy and laminectomy at L5-S1. The pain was intolerable a...
Posted on 2018-11-15
Think about pain. Can you imagine it? Maybe it’s in your back or your shoulder. Maybe it started a couple days ago and hasn’t quite let up yet… Think about how you deal with it. You are sure it will go away, right? Now think about feeling pain every day. Pain that doesn’t go away. Think about feeling pain that has no rhyme or reason and no hope of leaving you. How would you handle that?
If you are anything like me, the answer is messy...
Posted on 2018-09-18
As I am sure many of you have heard, America has an opioid epidemic. According to the CDC, more than half of opioid overdoses come from prescription painkillers. While many of the people who have passed away from an overdose are drug seekers, or chronic addicts; there are plenty of people just looking for some relief from their legitimate pain and end up abusing their prescription. This is very sad, because there is a better way to treat this pain. When someone takes painkillers, they are ...
Posted on 2017-09-30
"At Judice Sports and Rehab, I had a thorough evaluation, and was treated by the physical therapist/owner, Gregory Judice. He spent a full hour with me, one-on-one, and made an individualized plan of care. His hands-on method of treatment was tailor-made for me to improve my shoulder motion, without causing more pain. I had measurable improvement even after one visit!" -Denise