Fibromyalgia: How Do I Know I Have It?

“I wake up every morning with this stiff, sore lower back pain. When I roll over to get out of bed, I feel like a log and almost have to fall out of bed. When I finally get to my feet, I’m all bent over and can’t stand upright for what seems like forever! It takes a couple of hours before it … Continue reading

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Sleeping

Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night and noticed your hand sleeping to the point where you had to get out of bed and shake or flick your fingers to alleviate the numbness? If the numbness was primarily on the thumb-side half of your hand, it may have been carpal tunnel syndrome that … Continue reading

Advice for the New Year from Dr. Patten

Here we are again, in the season on the almighty 'resolution' to change our lives.   I won't go into statistics to show you that most don't work, I won't tell you to eat nothing but grape leaves for the year and I won't tell you that drastic change always works.   You already know that. This is … Continue reading