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Anatomy of a Headache (Part 2)

Anatomy of a Headache (Part 2)

Now that you have a bit more understanding of what is likely causing your headaches and migraines (See “Anatomy of a Headache, Part 1”), let’s take a look at what it will take to fully resolve what is causing your symptoms. It isn’t a complicated process to get the body moving and working well, butRead More…

Anatomy of a Headache

Anatomy of a Headache

Most people who suffer from headaches and migraines are focused on one thing – Make the pain go away! Common solutions include pain relievers, both over the counter and prescription, cold packs, heat packs, muscle relaxants, herbal remedies, silence, sleep aids, dark rooms, trigger point injections, botox, meditation, and stress reduction, just to name aRead More…

The Quality of Your Movement Matters (Part 2)

The Quality of Your Movement Matters (Part 2)

Here at Release Works, we talk frequently about the quality of movement in your body. We might say something like, “It’s not so much about what you do as it is about how you do it”. People are often unsure what we mean by that and may wonder, “How does quality of movement matter andRead More…

The Quality of Your Movement Matters (Part 1)

The Quality of Your Movement Matters (Part 1)

If you spend even a little bit of time people-watching, you’re sure to notice some of them don’t move so well. You might think that something in their body hurts, and that’s leading to the poor movement, and you’d be right. But did you know, poor movement is very likely leading to the something hurting inRead More…

Stop Blaming Your Activity For Your Knee Pain

Stop Blaming Your Activity For Your Knee Pain

One of the things we hear frequently from people is that they are giving up activities they love. Hiking, climbing, walking, and running. People are giving these things up because they experience knee pain (or hip or back pain) during and after. The activity is blamed as the cause.This has got to stopThere is aRead More…

Why Chronic Back Pain Doesn’t Go Away On Its Own

Why Chronic Back Pain Doesn’t Go Away On Its Own

You probably don’t want to hear it, but if you have been dealing with back pain for longer than 2-6 weeks, it likely isn’t going away on it’s own. There are 2 general categories of back pain, acute and chronic. Acute back pain may last from a few days to a few weeks and is often causedRead More…

Steroid Injections: Do They Cause More Harm Than Good?

Steroid Injections: Do They Cause More Harm Than Good?

Steroid injections are frequently used for treatment of joint pain, osteoarthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, and sciatica. I’ve had discussions about steroid injections with family members in the past, and opinions concerning their effectiveness have always been mixed. My mom swears by them, claiming a steroid injection did wonders for her shoulder when a bone spurRead More…

Science is Catching Up! – They’ve Found a “New Organ”

Science is Catching Up! – They’ve Found a “New Organ”

They’re calling it the “Interstitium,” which references the interstitial space, or the space between the cells. The structure of this “organ” is body-wide, found everywhere, and has incredible implications in understanding the spread of cancer. Here’s the study, published 3-27-2018 » And several articles about it: Article #1 (NYU Langone) Article #2 (Yahoo News) ArticleRead More…

Myofascial Release helps Postpartum Issues

Myofascial Release helps Postpartum Issues

So pregnancy and postpartum recovery are more complicated than most people will tell you, and if you’ve been through it, you know. I’m not talking about the everyone-goes-through-it recovery stuff. I’m talking about if you have trouble beyond normal recovery, if you’re slow to recover, or if you ended up with persistent weakness, pain or other issues. IfRead More…

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