Locations

Muskegon, MI

945. E. Sherman Blvd.
P. 231.737.4374

Grand Rapids, MI

4095 Park East Court SE
P: 616.259.4028

Grand Haven, MI

16760 Lincoln Street
P: 616.935.3300

NOCHS, Grand Haven, MI

1015 S. Beacon Blvd.
P: 616.847.5293

chronic pain Tag

Life beyond opioids – Sarah’s Story

The opioid epidemic has been big news. No one wants to live in constant pain, but many people also don't want to face the risks associated with opioid painkillers. Opioids are highly addictive and can lead to depression, overdose and withdrawal symptoms – stealing one's quality of life and destroying relationships in the process. While opioids are appropriate in certain situations, they usually are not the best first course of action....

Dry Needling – Isn’t that acupuncture?

Isn’t acupuncture and dry needling the same thing? Although they may look really similar they are very different techniques. Dry needling is another form of soft tissue mobilization that has been shown to effectively treat chronic pain, headaches, tendinitis, bursitis, sprains/strains, and acute injuries. In a chronic pain state, our brains and bodies do not communicate well. When a needle is inserted into the body, the brain can no longer ignore...

Managing Chronic Pain with Occupational Therapy

Chronic pain is wildly prevalent in the United States, with one in four Americans experiencing symptoms of some form of persistent pain. Living with chronic pain is debilitating as it affects social engagement, ability to work, sleep, mental health, and one’s ability to accomplish simple everyday tasks. The best practice approach, according to research, is the use of an interdisciplinary team utilizing the biopsychosocial model to address all facets related...

Betsy’s Story

Read about pole vaulter and college athlete, Betsy Lovett, and her experience overcoming chronic back pain at our Grand Rapids Performance Center! Betsy shared this testimonial with us last week and we are so excited about her progress and recovery! Betsy has been working with GC therapists, Jeff Rigley and Brandon Yuenger "Before I came to Generation Care, I honestly had given up all hope of ever being able to live...

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