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23/May/2022

This day and age, stress is something that we all experience quite often. Whether we feel stressed out at school, at work, at home, or anywhere else, stress can easily build up over time. Before we know it, our muscles become tense. Worry not, this is where progressive muscle relaxation technique becomes handy! Progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) is a deep relaxation technique that is mainly used to manage stress, anxiety, insomnia, and muscle tension.

PMR is based on the simple and specific practice of tensing or tightening one muscle group at a time, followed by a relaxation phase by releasing the tension. The purpose is to recognize what a tensed muscle and a relaxed muscle feels like, so that when you begin to become tense due to stress or anxiety, you will realize it quicker and be able to control it and return to a relaxed state.

How does progressive muscle relaxation work, exactly? It’s pretty easy! First and foremost, you need to find a quiet place, free from any distractions. You can start by lying on your back or sitting down. Make sure to remove any glasses or contact lenses if you are wearing them. Loosen any tight clothing, too.

Next, take several slow, deep breaths. Let’s try doing PMR from the bottom part of your body: your feet. Take a deep breath, then pull your toes downward as much as you can to tighten the muscles around that area, and hold them for about five seconds. Afterwards, let go to release the tension. Exhale slowly as you do this step. You should feel your muscles become loose. Shift your focus on the difference between tension and relaxation; remember, it is necessary to notice how different tension and relaxation feels. Remain in this relaxed state for about 15 seconds before working on the next muscle group.

Moving on to the next muscle group: your calves. Squeeze your calf muscles as hard as you can and hold for another five seconds before releasing the tension. Stay relaxed for 15 seconds, then work on your knees and thighs by moving your knees toward each other and squeezing your thigh muscles for five seconds. Like you’ve done before, loosen your muscles afterwards.

The steps are basically the same with every muscle group. You can work on your buttocks, arms, hands, shoulders, jaw, eyes, and eyebrows. With your hands, for example, you can tighten the muscles by clenching and unclenching your fists. With your shoulders, you can raise them toward your ears, and with your eyebrows, you can just raise them as far as you can. Of course, every session needs to end with a tension-release and relaxation.

Now that you get a hang of progressive muscle relaxation, let’s jump into how it can be beneficial in managing stress and anxiety. Progressive muscle relaxation has been proven to be effective in reducing symptoms or feelings of anxiety, depression, stress, and anger. By practicing PMR often, you will learn what relaxation feels like, enabling you to recognize whenever you start to get tense during the day. Progressive muscle relaxation can also improve your sleep and eases neck pain, because it induces relaxation.

But that’s not all! PMR helps decrease the frequency of migraine episodes as well, and it does so by balancing your serotonin levels. Furthermore, a high level of stress might lead to the clenching of jaw or grinding of teeth, which may cause you to develop a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. TMJ is the joint that connects your lower jaw (mandible) to your skull, and a temporomandibular joint disorder may cause facial pain, tenderness at the joint, and trouble in moving the joint. Through a consistent practice of progressive muscle relaxation, tension or stress levels can be reduced and TMJ disorder symptoms will be alleviated.

Progressive muscle relaxation is a simple practice, yet it turns out to have many benefits! So, if your days are filled with fast-paced activities, or if you tend to get stressed a lot, we recommend you to set aside some quiet time to do the PMR method regularly as one way to improve or maintain your overall well-being. Your body, and your mind, will definitely thank you!

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29/Mar/2022

Waking up with a stiff neck is definitely not a pleasant way to start your day. It can be painful, extremely inconvenient, and interfere with your daily routine and activities. With a stiff neck, even simple movements can be a little more difficult to do. In a lot of cases, strained neck muscles are a result of incorrect sleeping positions, but how could you have noticed the way you sleep when you are… well, asleep?
Fret not, although it might sound impossible to control how you sleep, there are some things you can do to minimize awkward sleeping positions! In addition to that, take a look at these main causes for a stiff neck and how to treat one.

Awkward sleeping positions

We all have our own preferred sleeping positions, but there are 3 main positions: back, side, and stomach. The position that is a total no-no is sleeping on your stomach! Why so? When you sleep on your stomach, your lower back will become strained, because your belly sinks into the bed, adding pressure on your spine. Your neck may also be twisted to one side for a long time, leading to strained neck muscles. Thus, in the morning, you will wake up feeling sore instead of feeling refreshed.
If you continue sleeping with this pattern for quite some time, your stiff neck problems may develop into something more serious, such as herniated disc or radiculopathy. Meanwhile, sleeping on the back may cause brief episodes of sleep apnea and some problems on the lower back as well, which is why professionals recommend sleeping on your side.

Unsuitable pillow

Choosing an appropriate pillow is crucial for a good quality of sleep. You need to make sure that your pillow can support your head and neck properly. A hard pillow might feel a tad uncomfortable, but oftentimes, neck problems are actually caused by a pillow that is too soft. Soft pillows cannot hold your head and neck properly like firm pillows do, creating tension in your neck muscles. When you use a firm pillow to sleep at night, it will help you in keeping your spine straight and aligned—from your atlas (located in the neck) to your tailbone, posing less of a risk to having a stiff neck. Using a feather pillow or pillows made with “memory foam” is recommended because they can conform with the shape of your head and neck, but make sure to change your pillow once they lose their firmness and shape.

Sudden movements

Sudden movements during your sleep, especially when you’re dreaming, such as flinging your limbs, rolling over, tossing and turning may create tension in and sprain your neck muscles.
Now that you know the primary causes of a stiff neck, what should you do when you experience it one morning? Should you just accept it and go on with your day with discomfort and pain? Absolutely not! Here are some simple, easy, and fairly quick ways to deal with a strained neck.

Ice or heat therapy

When you wake up with a stiff neck, put some ice on it for about 20 minutes to limit the swelling and cut down on inflammation. If the pain lingers until the next day, try replacing ice with heat (perhaps by using a warm towel or a heating pad). Put it on your strained neck for 20 minutes as well. Heat is known to relax your muscles and improve blood flow, which may reduce the pain and increase your neck’s range of motion.

Stretching and massage

Massaging the sore area of your neck gently can also help relax the muscles and increase blood flow, gradually improving your flexibility. However, you need to be careful to not overdo it and make it worse. Other than massaging, doing some stretching will help with your stiff neck, too.

Some stretching techniques that you can do:
  • Touch your right ear to your right shoulder and push the left side of your head gently for 10 seconds. Do the same with your left ear and left shoulder. Repeat these movements for 10 repetitions per side.
  • Slowly turn your head to the left until you feel a slight stretch (it’s alright if you cannot turn too far due to the strain) while standing with your neck and your back straight. Hold it for 10 seconds, then turn to the right and do the same thing. Repeat for 4-5 times per side. This is to increase your flexibility little by little without causing more pain.
  • Stand up straight, look up to the ceiling as far as you can, hold it for 10 seconds and come back to the starting position. Next, look down to the ground as far as you can (while still standing straight) and hold it for 10 seconds as well. Do 10 repetitions for each up and down movement.
Another thing that you can do to manage a stiff neck, especially if it’s getting worse, is to visit Hope Clinic and get appropriate treatment. Located in Scottsdale, AZ, you can get non-invasive and non-opioid treatment for your injuries. With an over 93% success rate, Hope Clinic offers excellent treatment procedures that are 100% drug-free!

Using verified hands-on techniques and dual modality devices, our therapists and professionals provide solutions to relieve pain by facilitating your body to maximize its healing and repairing ability. No drugs needed, yet just as effectiveif not more. It’s time to say bye-bye to neck pain!
Contact us and book your session through (1) 480 659 5470 or visit https://hopecliniccare.com/contact-us/.
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13/Mar/2022

How many of you reach out for aspirin or ibuprofen whenever you experience pain and discomfort? Most of us visit the hospital when we get sick, and we usually receive antibiotics prescriptions from our doctor. Athletes and fitness junkies may also consume appropriate doses of muscle relaxants to ease their sore muscles. Although they are scientifically-proven and beneficial, medicines and prescribed drugs may have a fair amount of unwanted side effects.

Let me break it down for you.

Antibiotics

There are several common antibiotics that your doctor may have prescribed: penicillins, cephalosporins, macrolides, and fluoroquinolones. They are useful to treat various infections from skin, respiratory, and ear infections to joint problems, sexually transmitted diseases, and meningitis. Unfortunately, the side effects of these antibiotics include allergic reactions, nausea, diarrhea, upset stomach, and drowsiness.

Aspirin

Aspirin is known as a quick fix for relieving pain, reducing fever, and soothing inflammation. In some cases, aspirin is beneficial for people with high cardiovascular disease risks, if consumed in appropriate doses under the doctor’s supervision. However, some side effects of aspirin are definitely unpleasant, which involves diarrhea, constipation, drowsiness, rash, headache, heartburn, abdominal pain, and nausea.

Muscle relaxants

When you struggle acutely with neck pain, back pain, or other types of muscle cramps, even doing simple daily tasks can be agonizing. To alleviate the pain and improve your mobility, muscle relaxants may be prescribed for you. While it can help, it also has a few side effects that should not be underestimated. Most doctors prescribe muscle relaxants to be consumed for no longer than 2 weeks, because ingesting them for a long time can cause you to be dependent or addicted. Not only that, they may cause fatigue, drowsiness, dry mouth, dizziness, headache, anxiety, and decreased blood pressure as well.

Muscle relaxant should not be the only option to treat muscle spasms, rather, it should be as a part of the treatment, because it does not cure the pain completely, but it basically has a sedative effect that prevents your nerves from transmitting pain signals to your brain. A more effective way is to get physical therapy while also taking the prescribed muscle relaxant. However, with its side effects in mind, and the fact that it does not actually heal, letting it go altogether is not a bad idea, is it? There is a better alternative that does not require muscle relaxants consumption.

Hope Clinic Care is a place where you can get non-invasive and non-opioid treatment for back pain, neck pain, or any other muscle strain. With an over 93% success rate, Hope Clinic Care offers excellent treatment procedures that are 100% drug-free! Using verified hands-on techniques and dual modality devices, Hope Clinic Care provides solutions to relieve pain by facilitating your body to maximize its healing and repairing ability. No drugs needed, yet just as effectiveif not more.

Decide to live pain-free naturally, today. Visit us and book your session now at www.hopecliniccare.com.

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11/Feb/2022

This day and age, we all suffer from some kind of pain, whether it is from injury, illness, or something alike. Yet, we tend to not take good care of ourselves. Dr. Oei of Hope Clinic is here to help, and he specializes in healing the pain from the inside out, not with injections, but with a permanent healing process. The name says it all—Hope Clinic truly gives us hope.

As a medical doctor, Dr. Okky Oei started off in the ‘70s. One thing that sparked his interest in the area of pain management was his own experience he had in medical school. He injured his back, and when he sought treatment for it, all he got was drug prescriptions. Soon enough, he realized that his body reacted sensitively toward prescriptions and could not handle too much of it.

This led him to think that there had to be a better way to manage pain without using drugs. Medicines and injections are helpful, but most of the time, they do not fix the root cause of chronic pain. He studied medicine and pain management using different modalities for over eleven years. People with chronic pain began coming to him, and in many cases, pain really affected their quality of life. Dr. Oei dove deeper into studying the human body and the way it works, and eventually, came up with non-invasive and non-opioid treatment methods using advanced technology, including microcurrent electrical stimulation modality.

In this podcast, Alicia Haygood shares her experience with Hope Clinic after dislocating her shoulder due to snowboarding. She sought treatment elsewhere, and although it did not hurt as much anymore, her shoulder still felt weak. Her brain blocked the pain, but her mobility was not improved. Eventually, she came to Hope Clinic and got treated using microcurrent electrical therapy. Afterwards, she felt a lot better—and she stated that, “My mobility had turned a complete 180 since I came to see you [Dr. Oei].”

Dr. Oei explains a little more about how the human body works, and the way these non-invasive modalities help the body to heal itself. Aside from microcurrent electrical stimulation, Hope Clinic also offers a balancing treatment to help people with insomnia and PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). Learn more and listen to the full podcast here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/5xcXMLJIVDrFIThC8pntK5?si=pDrvnehyRJ2P39_u8a1FJg&nd=1.


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09/Feb/2022

Are you familiar with the term myofascial release? It’s a therapy technique commonly used to treat myofascial pain syndrome, which is a chronic pain disorder that affects the musculoskeletal system, caused by sensitivity and tightness in your myofascial tissues (“myo” means muscle, and “fascial” means fascia). Fascia itself is a thin casing of connective tissues that surrounds every organ, muscle, blood vessel, bone, and nerve fiber to keep each one of them in place. The muscle tightness sets off the trigger points within your myofascial tissues, where the pain originates.

Due to the pressure upon these sensitive trigger points, you may even feel pain in seemingly unrelated body parts. For instance, the trigger point is located somewhere in your upper back, yet you can feel the pain from your upper back all the way to your arm. Myofascial pain occurs in about 85% of people sometime throughout their life stages, yet it is often underdiagnosed, misdiagnosed, or overlooked. Both men and women are equally impacted, although middle-aged inactive women possess the highest risk.

To help people with this chronic pain disorder, healthcare professionals and physical therapists often resort to myofascial release therapy. Myofascial release aims to ease the tightness and tension of your trigger points, thus reducing the pain you feel. However, determining the source of your pain might not be an easy task, which is why myofascial release is often applied over a broad area of muscle and tissue instead of at single points.

How does this work? Normally, myofascia should feel elastic and pliable, so, first, your therapist will gently apply pressure to the myofascial areas on your body while searching for stiff or tensed areas. Next, your therapist will conduct focused manual pressure, massaging, and stretching to loosen up restricted movement, and thus, lessening the pain. Sometimes, therapists will use essential oils as well during the therapy.

Due to its non-invasive and non-opioid nature, myofascial release has little to no side effects and risks. Nonetheless, this kind of treatment is not suitable for people with: burns and painful wounds, fractured or fragile bones, deep vein issues, and under blood-thinning medications. Overall, myofascial release therapy is beneficial and effective in treating pain—both mild and chronic. Sounds good, doesn’t it?

Now, are you wondering where you can receive myofascial release therapy? We got you! Located in Scottsdale, AZ is a non-invasive and non-opioid pain clinic: Hope Clinic Care! Here, you can get myofascial release therapy for your muscle strains and any other injuries.

With an over 93% success rate, they offer other various excellent treatment procedures that are 100% drug-free! Using verified hands-on techniques and dual modality devices, Hope Clinic Care provides solutions to relieve pain by facilitating your body to maximize its healing and repairing ability. No drugs needed, yet just as effectiveif not more.

Learn more and make appointments at www.hopecliniccare.com.

 

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10/Jan/2022

Have you ever pulled a muscle and had to visit a physiotherapist to treat it? Physiotherapy, also known as physical therapy, is beneficial in many ways! Generally, physiotherapy helps restore movement and function when a person is injured or disabled, and it is suitable for people of all ages. Physiotherapists usually perform a combination of hands-on manual and exercise-based techniques to help patients achieve the best results, such as improved range of motion and flexibility.

Some of the health problems that physiotherapy can help include:

  • Bones, joints, and soft tissue – for example: back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, and sports injuries.

  • Brain or nervous system – for example: movement issues resulting from a stroke or Parkinson’s disease.

  • Heart and circulation – such as rehabilitation after a heart attack.

  • Lungs and breathing – such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and cystic fibrosis.

Other than these, physical therapy encompasses a wider range of varieties and benefits. There are several specific kinds of physiotherapy that serve different purposes. Here are 5 types of physiotherapy that you may not know!

Sports physiotherapy

This branch specifically deals with sport athletes and professionals, assessing and treating sports injuries at all levels. The main goal is to ensure that the athletes are not in pain anymore and are in their best condition, supporting their athletic performance and their overall health development.

Rehabilitation and pain management

Physiotherapy can help patients manage and get rid of various body aches and pains. The treatment methods are typically personalized to cater to specific patient needs and requirements.

Musculoskeletal physiotherapy

This type of physical therapy deals with pain experienced throughout the musculoskeletal system, which consists of the muscles, joints, bones, ligaments, and tendons. The purpose of the treatment is to increase mobilization, relieve pain, manage injuries, treat soft tissue damage, improve flexibility, and decrease the risks of getting injuries in the future.

Paediatric physiotherapy

If you have infants, toddlers, children, and adolescents who experience neuromuscular, developmental, or skeletal disorders, paediatric physiotherapy is the answer you need! The treatment techniques basically aim to enable children to move around freely and participate in the day-to-day activities, but physical therapy may also alleviate pain, improve fine and gross motor skills in children, help them regain range of motion & strength, and facilitate better cognitive processes.

Vestibular rehabilitation

Vestibular rehabilitation is an exercise-based program to improve balance and reduce dizziness-related problems. Signs of dizziness include: feelings of unsteadiness, being lightheaded, floating, tilting, sensations of moving and whirling (vertigo). Before the treatment plan is developed, a few tests must be conducted, such as balance, leg strength/flexibility, gait (the way an individual walks), neck mobility, neck & arm strength, visual stability & mobility, and positional testing (including an inner ear exam). The goal of your treatment plan is therefore to improve any deficits that were identified through the tests and the overall function of the body.

If you would like to book a physiotherapy session, feel free to contact Hope Clinic! Located in Scottsdale, AZ, Hope Clinic provides non-invasive and non-opioid treatment methods to treat your chronic pain. Our therapists and professionals are equipped with adequate knowledge and skills to give you the best possible personalized treatment. Reach out to us through +1 480 659 5470 or visit our website: https://hopecliniccare.com/contact-us/.

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12/Nov/2021

JAKARTA, NOVEMBER 12, 2021 – Hope Clinic Care, a non-invasive and non-opioid pain management centre located in Scottsdale, Arizona, has officially established its second branch in Jakarta, Indonesia on Friday, November 12, 2021. This is such a huge milestone for Dr. Okky Oei as the founder, and for the entire Hope Clinic team. The grand opening ceremony of Hope Clinic Indonesia is a realization of the vision that has been planted deep inside our hearts. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hope Clinic team decided to limit the guest number who were invited to the grand opening ceremony. Even so, the ceremony was recorded live, allowing more guests, including from Australia and the United States, to join as well.
The grand opening ceremony began with a prayer, followed by a speech by Dr. Okky Oei and his wife, Mrs. Vicki Oei, about how it all started. The idea of establishing Hope Clinic Indonesia emerged in 2020, flowing from Dr. Okky’s strong desire to bring advanced healthcare technology and services to Indonesia. It turned out that Mr. Daud, the head of the Hope Clinic Indonesia team, shared the similar longing with Dr. Okky. Mr. Daud then presented the business plan to the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Los Angeles.
Hope Clinic Indonesia Team
After Mr. Daud and his wife, Dr. Fena, received adequate knowledge about microcurrent technology and completed training from Dr. Okky as Hope Clinic master therapists, they brought all the necessary equipment from the United States to Indonesia. In Indonesia, Mr. Daud worked together with Mr. Aaron and Mr. Fendy to establish the plan by searching for a proper location and starting the renovation process. The Hope Clinic Indonesia team also had an in-depth discussion about the technical, operational, cultural, and relational aspects of the clinic with the Hope Clinic Arizona team.
In September 2021, the Hope Clinic Indonesia team gave their first trial treatment sessions to patients, who gave positive feedback and testimonies. Eventually, Hope Clinic Indonesia was ready to serve more people in October 2021 and held the grand opening ceremony in November 2021.
In his speech, Mr. Daud elaborated on the vision of Hope Clinic Indonesia. “We have a deep desire to improve the healthcare services in Indonesia through advanced technology and serve our brothers and sisters. We want the Indonesian society to have a better life expectancy rate, and to have a long, pain-free life.”
He continued, “The establishment of Hope Clinic Indonesia in Jakarta is the first step to fulfill our mission. We are the first and only clinic in Indonesia to provide non-invasive and non-opioid pain relief treatment using advanced technology and hands-on techniques. We are planning to establish more of Hope Clinic branches throughout the cities and villages of Indonesia, which aligns with our vision. Our dreams do not stop here. That’s why we need your support and prayers.”
Afterwards, the official grand opening was marked through a cutting ribbon ceremony by the representatives of Hope Clinic shareholders: Dr. Okky from the United States, Mr. Fendy from Australia, and Mr. Daud from Indonesia, followed by a virtual tour of the Hope Clinic building led by Mr. Aaron. The Tower of Hope—that was what they called the building—has been renovated and arranged, filled with high quality facilities as well, to give the patients the best treatment experience.
Hope Clinic Arizona Team
Before the ceremony ended, a patient named Mrs. Martini willingly shared her good experience with Hope Clinic Indonesia. She was one of the patients who received a trial treatment. She shared her story of how she had a back surgery, and her chronic pain resulted from that. “It was really painful. It hurt while I was sitting down, it hurt when I was walking around. My son told me that there’s this new pain management clinic, and he asked if I wanted to try,” Mrs. Martini explained.
“I said yes. I thought it was just another massage therapy, but nope, they were using new technology brought from the United States. During the therapy, it was still painful, but after the first session ended, my back felt much better! So, I agreed to continue the therapy sessions, not only for my back, but for my legs as well. After I’ve done around 4 sessions, my back and legs did not hurt as much anymore. Now, I can walk around and be more active, doing things I previously couldn’t,” she stated.
At Hope Clinic, we are providing non-invasive and non-opioid treatment procedures with a personalized approach, committed to cater to your needs. We are grateful that Hope Clinic has the opportunity to expand from Scottsdale, Arizona to Jakarta, Indonesia. In the future, we wish to be able to broaden our reach to other places as well, bringing hope and healing to the “no hope” chronic pain case.

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20/Oct/2021

It’s almost that time of year again. The weather is changing, the temperatures are dropping, and the holidays are coming! Some people may look forward to the winter season, but some… not so much. Especially if you’re struggling with chronic pain. You might be familiar with people complaining of how the cold weather makes their pain worse. But, how does it happen? What’s the correlation between pain and cold weather? Well, there’s a valid explanation for that! These are the 3 ways how cold weather affects pain.

Our bodies are naturally trained to tell the brain that we are in danger or pain once it gets cold. It’s a form of protection, trying to keep us out of the weather conditions that could potentially harm us. So, when the colder weather hits, our bodies begin to store heat by pumping more blood to the vital organs in the center of the body, such as the heart and lungs, to ensure survival. Therefore, it causes the blood vessels in other areas to constrict and experience less blood flow. It leads to stiffness, discomfort, and pain—especially in the arms, legs, shoulders, and knees.

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Winter season

The cold changes the barometric pressure in the air as well. Barometric pressure (also called air pressure or atmospheric pressure) is the force or weight of the air surrounding us. Generally, a rise in barometric pressure is deemed an improvement in the weather, while a fall in barometric pressure usually means that the weather is deteriorating. When barometric pressure decreases, it means that there is less pressure against the body, and thus, allowing the soft tissues and joints to expand and swell in an attempt to get more oxygen. Even just a slight drop in barometric pressure can lead to increased nerve fiber sensitivity, causing joint pain and discomfort—which explains why people with arthritis can “predict” the rain or cold weather.

Arthritis
Arthritis

Lastly, cold weather means reduction of physical activities. People don’t feel like going outside as much as they usually do when it’s warmer. Less time spent outside, less exercising, less movement… all of this can make us feel worse. Why so? Because when we’re actively moving, the brain releases endorphins, hormones that escalate feelings of pleasure and reduce pain. Physical activities also improve blood flow to different areas of the body. So, the lack of it may result in declining strength and flexibility.

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Staying home during winter

Does winter sound awful to you? Well, you shouldn’t dread it! You can still enjoy the season, because we’ve got some practical tips for you on how to ease this cold-induced pain and discomfort.

First, keep yourself warm, obviously. Take a warm shower, dress in layers, snuggle under your thick blanket, relax on your couch in front of your fireplace with a glass of hot chocolate… sounds pretty dreamy, doesn’t it?

Second, perhaps you could try a paraffin bath. It’s a small machine that melts paraffin wax. It works by dipping your hands and feet in, and then you let the wax harden on your skin. Afterwards, your body absorbs the heat, which may soothe achy joints.

And finally, one of the most important things to do is to move around and stay active. Do exercises that are gentle on your joints, such as swimming or yoga. Going for a jog is also a good idea, just make sure to stretch beforehand.

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Hot chocolate

If you are looking for further treatment methods to ease your pain due to cold weather, Hope Clinic Care is your answer! Located in Scottsdale, AZ, you can get non-invasive and non-opioid treatment for your joint pain and any discomfort you experience here. With an over 93% success rate, Hope Clinic Care offers excellent treatment procedures that are 100% drug-free! Using verified hands-on techniques and dual modality devices, Hope Clinic Care provides solutions to relieve pain by facilitating your body to maximize its healing and repairing ability. No drugs needed, yet just as effective—if not more.

Don’t let this winter season make you feel helpless or defeated! Make an appointment now at www.hopecliniccare.com, or call (1) 480 659 5470.

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07/Oct/2021

At a first glance, driving a truck may not seem like a dangerous job—but that couldn’t be more wrong! Truck drivers are required to drive long miles, through any weather and road conditions for hours. The risks of being injured are high, and truckers often do not realize how serious their injuries are after experiencing accidents and collisions. You may not feel hurt immediately after they happened, but your injuries will impact you in the long run. So, truckers, here are the 3 most common injuries for truck drivers that you need to be aware of!

Strains, sprains, and fractures

The main job of truck drivers is to move heavy goods and materials from one place to another. Truck drivers are required to get loads on at one location, then get them off the truck at the delivery site. Truckers also need to work with their enormous vehicles, and they tend to sit in their vehicles for many hours. In the long run, this may affect their muscles badly, which is why they are prone to broken bones and overexertion injuries, such as back, neck, arms, and shoulders strains.

Slips and falls

Truckers are exposed to the injuries caused by slips and falls due to the various surfaces and sites they encounter while working. When it rains heavily, or when it’s snowing, the slippery surfaces may be hazardous to them. Not only that, truck drivers may also fall from elevated heights and platforms.

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Driving truck in the rain

Vehicle-related injuries and road accidents

Among the 3 most common injuries for truck drivers, this one is no surprise. When you have to operate large vehicles and drive to far destinations with different kinds of terrains every single day, you are at risk of losing control of your vehicle and getting hurt in road accidents. Even the most alert driver can still get injured, especially when the weather is unpleasant and other drivers are driving carelessly.

Trucking is an important and notable occupation, yet it is physically demanding and labor-intensive. Without enough knowledge about the job and the risks, workers may get severely disadvantaged. One of the things that you should know is where to get treatment when injured. With muscle sprains and strains, Hope Clinic provides various and effective treatment methods that can help you overcome your injuries.

Truck driver
Truck driver

Located in Scottsdale, AZ, you can get non-invasive and non-opioid treatment for your injuries. With an over 93% success rate, Hope Clinic Care offers excellent treatment procedures that are 100% drug-free! Hope Clinic Care aims to provide solutions to relieve pain by facilitating your body to maximize its healing and repairing ability through verified hands-on techniques and dual modality devices. No drugs needed, yet just as effectiveif not more.

Visit their website for more information at www.hopecliniccare.com.


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20/Jul/2021

Usually, when we experience pain, especially the one that gets worse in every passing minute, it’s hard to focus on anything else. You feel paralyzed, unable to do anything, just wishing for it to end. Medicines might help, appointments with physical therapists are beneficial as well, but there is another thing that you can do: visualizing your pain and guided imagery.

Unfamiliar with it? Let us make it clear for you. Essentially, guided imagery uses mind-body connection by tapping into your imagination. It’s a relaxation technique that aims to lower the levels of your stress hormones and increase the cognitive functions of your brain. To do so, you are required to stimulate all of your senses and create an imaginary experience to reconstruct the current experience of pain or fear—this can be done on your own or with the help of a professional, such as a physician, clinician, and a therapist. If you can envision how the pain leaves your body, it will calm your sympathetic nerves and de-escalate your “fight or flight” tendency.

Here’s an example. Perhaps, your knee is in so much pain that you can hardly walk. You can start imagining a reality where your knee is completely fine, and you can walk without any problems. Then, you are going for a hike. You see a beautiful view, hear the birds chirping, smell the fresh, crisp air, and pick some flowers along the way, too. The idea behind this visualization is that doing this will cause you to be immersed in pleasant images and scenarios, redirecting your attention from the pain and giving a sense of comfort. In addition, you may regain strength and hope, believing that you can actually overcome the pain.

Other than helping you relax, guided imagery may help reduce the side effects of any medication you’re under, improve psychological well-being, increase pain tolerance, speed up your healing process, and break the negative association your brain has made with pain. How does this happen? Through the relaxation achieved through guided imagery, chemicals such as serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine are released, blocking the signals sent to your brain from the nerves that are responsible to detect pain. Guided visualization is often accompanied with deep breathing, soothing music, and body scan meditations. If you’re not used to it, you can begin the visualization by imagining something simple, something familiar, such as how the rays of sun touch your skin, the way the ocean waves hit the shore, etc.

Another thing you can do is to visualize your pain in shapes and colors. For instance, you may create a mental image of the pain, perhaps imagining it as a big, red ball. Play with it for a while. Afterwards, as you exhale, imagine the ball getting smaller and smaller. Then, think about many different ways to get rid of the red ball. Maybe you crush it with a hammer, maybe it just explodes—whatever comes to your mind.

When you’re finished, you might find yourself feeling slightly better. However, keep in mind that it doesn’t make the pain completely go away. This is just another alternative that can be implemented along with other forms of therapy or medications. Repeating the visualization process is recommended whenever you begin to feel that the pain is unbearable. By doing so, you are learning to manage your pain better, no matter where, no matter when.




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