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What to Expect After Your First PRP Treatment Feb 7th, 2023

When your body’s in so much pain, it's easy to forget it has the power to heal itself. And that's precisely what platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections do — they remind your body how to heal. From that healing comes the pain relief you're desperately seeking.  Just a small sample of...

How Chiropractic Care Can Help Treat Headaches Jan 8th, 2023

A stressful day at work, a noisy afternoon with your toddlers, a sinus infection that just won’t go away — these are among the most common culprits behind the dreaded headache. Sometimes, headaches are a constant (and most unwelcome) companion.  Whether they’re chronic or occasional, headaches aren’t something you should suffer...

Nonsurgical Treatments for Chronic Pain to Improve Your Quality of Life Dec 9th, 2022

We’ve all felt the sting of a scrape, the pang of a stubbed toe, and the twinge of a pulled muscle. These types of pain are normal, healthy even. They mean your body is communicating effectively with your brain to tell you something is wrong. Fortunately, the pain is also...

Medication Isn’t Relieving My Migraines — Can You Help? Nov 8th, 2022

About 12% of Americans deal with migraines, and studies show it’s among the most disabling conditions worldwide.  Medication is the most common course of action for managing migraine pain. However, it’s not always effective and can sometimes cause dependency. Our team here at Nebben Physical Medicine in Clarksville, Tennessee, offers alternative treatment methods to help...

Exercise Tips When You Have Joint Pain Oct 7th, 2022

From arthritis and fibromyalgia to sprains and strains, there are lots of reasons why you may be limping through life with joint pain. And because of that pain, you’re likely having trouble exercising. Without exercise, the rest of your health can suffer.  We don’t want you to fall into a...

I Just Had Surgery. Why Do I Still Have Pain? Sep 1st, 2022

You expect to feel a bit of discomfort as you heal after surgery. However, those symptoms should be manageable and subside at some point. When that doesn’t happen, you can quickly find yourself in a cycle of pain and dangerous pain management methods.  The more time you spend in pain,...

What Most Women Don't Know About Their Bone Health Aug 1st, 2022

It’s no secret that men and women are different, from temperaments and interests to biological functions that make them tick. And at Nebben Physical Medicine, we appreciate every one of those differences.  Here, our team of experts looks at what makes the female skeletal system unique and how that can play a role...

Are Your Shoes Making Your Back Pain Worse? Jul 1st, 2022

Your feet are nothing short of an engineering marvel. Below the surface, 28 bones, 30 joints, and over 100 muscles and connective tissues work together to bear your body weight, help you move, and do much more.  Before the modern world made flat surfaces the standard (and made going barefoot...

4 Things You Should Eliminate from Your Diet Today Jun 1st, 2022

We live in one of the most developed countries on the planet. We have easy access to food and health services. Why, then, is the United States among the most obese and unhealthy? Much of the blame goes to Americans’ diets.  Unfortunately, it’s much easier to throw a frozen pizza...

How Regular Chiropractic Care Can Improve Your Overall Health May 1st, 2022

When you think about improving your overall health, you might think about fruits, vegetables, and gym memberships.  But your health journey doesn’t have to stop there. Here, our team of experts at Nebben Physical Medicine in Clarksville, Tennessee, shows you just how much regular chiropractic care can do for you. Benefits of regular chiropractic...

Bad Habits That Are Leading to Worse Headaches Apr 1st, 2022

Headache pain can take you out of your daily routine in a matter of minutes. You can blame it on the smell of your co-worker’s perfume or the show your kid won’t stop watching, but what if you’re the reason your headaches are so hard to manage? The experts here...

Simple Ways to Manage Your Back Pain Mar 1st, 2022

Back pain is the leading cause of disability throughout the world, and it affects about 65 million Americans every year. The causes range from everyday movements that cause minor aches to serious diseases that lead to disabling conditions. To find out what’s causing your back pain and whether you need...

How Trigger Point Injections Work to Release Muscle Knots Feb 1st, 2022

Whether you’re in peak shape or you haven’t moved in months, if you have muscles, you’re at risk for muscle knots.  That’s part of what makes this chronic pain condition so frustrating. Fortunately, our experts at Nebben Physical Medicine specialize in helping you manage your pain — no matter where...

Do Weight Loss Right This Year with Medical Support Jan 4th, 2022

The start of a new year is the perfect time to start on a journey toward a new you. For most people, that means setting goals to eat healthier, exercise more, and lose unwanted weight.  Every year, 50% of people set off to accomplish these New Year’s resolutions, but by...

Acute Back Pain vs Chronic Back Pain: Know When to Call A Doctor Dec 8th, 2021

Back pain is a common ailment that plagues many people just like yourself. Whether it’s new pain, or pain you’ve dealt with for some time, it can be frustrating to say the least. But how do you know when it’s just a nuisance, or when the pain is something to...

Move Over TENS: Electric Cell Signaling Is Here Nov 4th, 2021

Electrical currents don’t just power your devices and the lights in your house — they can also help you manage your pain. Doctors in ancient Greece even harnessed the power of electric eels to treat pain and circulatory disorders. And by the 1800s, nearly half of American physicians employed some...

Is K-Laser Therapy Right for Me? Oct 3rd, 2021

Inflammation plays an important role in health and healing. When you suffer an injury or a pathogen enters your body, the inflammation response sends various types of white blood cells to the scene to kill germs, flush out debris, and begin the healing process. But when inflammation overstays its welcome,...

Do You Suffer from These Symptoms of Osteoarthritis? Sep 1st, 2021

It’s normal to feel pain from time to time. The grind of daily life, injuries, or simply being on your feet for too long can leave you with sore, achy joints. It’s important, however, to distinguish daily aches and pains from symptoms of a degenerative condition like osteoarthritis.  Of the...

8 Problems That Respond Well to PRP Therapy Aug 4th, 2021

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy might sound mysterious, but it’s actually been around for decades and has recently gained popularity in both the cosmetic and health care worlds. Much of that’s due to its all-natural ability to enhance healing in a wide range of conditions.  PRP comes directly from your own...

My Joints Ache All the Time Jul 27th, 2021

Are your joints creaking like an old flight of stairs? Have you given up some of your favorite activities because of excruciating joint pain? You’re not alone. Approximately one-third of adults report joint pain in any given month.  Many of those individuals living with joint pain suffer through their symptoms...

The Link Between Headaches and Hormone Fluctuations Jun 20th, 2021

From dehydration and infections to poor posture and changes in your sleeping habits, headaches can tell you a lot about your health. But because headaches can point to such a wide variety of health conditions, it can be difficult to know exactly what’s causing them.  Dr. John Bassell and our...

Is Regenerative Medicine Right for Me? May 1st, 2021

Chronic pain is a serious problem in the United States. An estimated 50 million American adults — roughly 20% of the adult population — have lived with painful symptoms most days or every day for at least six months. Many of those with chronic pain find that traditional treatments and...

What Are Bone Spurs? Apr 1st, 2021

The bones that make up your skeleton are a lot like the “bones” that make up a building. When a human body and a building are formed, the structural elements are strong and the joints are stable, and they all work together to bear weight with ease.  Buildings eventually succumb...

Help! I'm Struggling to Lose Weight Mar 11th, 2021

All over the country, people are trying to lose weight. In fact, about half of the US population is in the fight to lower the number on the scale. But whether you’re looking to tone up or you're working to completely overhaul your health, losing weight can be a struggle....

Which Treatment Solution Is Best for Your Chronic Joint Pain? Feb 2nd, 2021

Joint pain is a growing problem in our country. The CDC says that nearly 15 million people battle chronic joint pain, and that number continues to grow. Unfortunately, many of these individuals accept chronic joint pain as a part of life or struggle to find the right treatment. Dr. John...

4 Phases of a Migraine Jan 1st, 2021

If you’re one of the 39 million Americans who suffer from migraines every year, then you know that migraines are much more than just a bad headache.  Dr. John Bassell and our team at Nebben Physical Medicine understand how difficult living with migraines can be. As part of our comprehensive...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 23rd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

PRP and You: What to Know About Regenerative Medicine Dec 2nd, 2020

Regenerative medicine has a long history. Aristotle first discovered that living cells can regenerate when he observed a lizard’s tail regrow. Thousands of years later, regenerative medicine is now an effective treatment for disease and injury.  But what makes regenerative medicine so effective? We’re here to answer your questions.  Dr....

How to Navigate the Holidays Without Gaining Weight Nov 15th, 2020

The holiday season is known for its decadent parties and feasts filled with high-calorie meals and snacks. In fact, the days and weeks between Thanksgiving and the end of the year are often called “national eating season” because of all the extra calories people consume.  When you’re trying to lose...

The Role Exercise Plays in Weight Control Oct 13th, 2020

Making exercise a daily habit is difficult. In fact, less than 5% of adults get the recommended 30 minutes of physical activity every day, and only 1 in 3 hit their weekly activity goals. But when you dive into just how crucial exercise is to your ability to control your...

How to Sleep Better When You Have Arthritis Sep 9th, 2020

If you have arthritis, you know what it’s like to live with daily pain. At night, though, you hope to get the restful, restorative sleep needed to relieve some of that arthritis pain. But the opposite is often true.  Chronic pain, like the pain you feel with arthritis, can actually...

Common Migraine Triggers Aug 10th, 2020

If you’re one of the 39 million Americans who suffer from chronic migraines, you know exactly how debilitating they can be. The pulsating pain, light sensitivity, and nausea can make it hard to get through your day. While a migraine attack can seemingly come out of nowhere, certain circumstances can...

How Your Lifestyle Is Fueling Back Pain Jul 30th, 2020

Arthritis, injuries, and skeletal irregularities are just some of the many reasons your back might be aching, causes that may be out of your control. Sometimes, however, your back pain is a result of poor lifestyle choices, and you have the power to find relief through simple adjustments.  At Nebben...

Are You a Candidate for PRP Injections? Jun 25th, 2020

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) has revolutionized the way practitioners treat their patients. But with so much information available on this therapy, it can be confusing to know whether it’s an option for you. That’s why we’re here to pull back the curtain when it comes to PRP injections.  At Nebben Physical...

8 Troubling Symptoms of Osteoarthritis May 19th, 2020

Most things in life wear down over time. This is true especially of your bones and joints. As they gradually experience the inevitable wear-and-tear that comes with life, you’re left with pain, discomfort, and other symptoms that inhibit your quality of life.  Fortunately, Dr. John Bassell and our team of...

The Many Benefits of Medical Weight Loss Apr 1st, 2020

From celebrities to talk show doctors, everyone seems to have finally figured out the best and quickest way to lose weight. Most times, their plans include crash or restrictive dieting or strenuous workout plans. At Nebben Physical Medicine in Clarksville, Tennessee, we believe that true weight loss shouldn’t involve harmful...

Physical Therapy: An All-Natural Therapy That Keeps Muscles and Joints Balanced and Flexible as You Mar 12th, 2020

With age comes lots of wonderful memories and exciting new chapters of life. However, age also brings stiff, painful joints and muscles. With all of the possible remedies out there, none is as effective and natural as physical therapy.    At Nebben Physical Medicine in Clarksville, Tennessee, our team of...

What Is Regenerative Medicine and How Can it Help Me? Feb 11th, 2020

People are living longer, but with longevity comes more health issues. For example, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that by 2040, 26% of the population in the United States will have doctor-diagnosed arthritis. That’s a lot of degenerative disease and chronic pain sufferers. The body is...

How Effective Are Hyaluronic Acid Injections in Remedying Chronic Knee Pain? Jan 1st, 2020

When you have chronic pain in your knees, one factor working against you is a lack of lubrication in the joint. Your body naturally produces a thick substance called synovial fluid to keep your joints moving smoothly. Synovial fluid contains a substance called hyaluronic acid. If you have osteoarthritis, your...

The Amazing Healing Power of K-Laser Therapy Dec 1st, 2019

Managing musculoskeletal pain, whether it’s acute or chronic, can be incredibly frustrating. Though medications offer temporary relief from pain, they do little to address the underlying cause of your discomfort. Moreover, surgical solutions are invasive, cause more interim pain, and results can be unreliable. In other words, these solutions aren’t...

How Trigger Point Injections can Alleviate Headache and Migraine Pain Nov 4th, 2019

If you're suffering from headache or migraine pain, trigger point injections may be a solution that can work for you. Your trigger points, located in your muscles, create effects around your body, including headache pain. Nebben Physical Medicine of Clarksville, Tennessee, offers trigger point injections as a treatment for headaches...

Regenerative Medicine: A Game-Changer in Treating Joint Pain for Professional Athletes to Seniors Oct 25th, 2019

Are you plagued by chronic joint pain? Have traditional methods like physical therapy and over-the-counter pain medications fallen short? Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are a leading-edge way to treat stubborn pain in your joints, giving you back the active, pain-free lifestyle you once enjoyed. At Nebben Physical Medicine in Clarksville,...