More Than Just Abs: 3 Reasons to Strengthen Your Core

A well-defined six-pack can be great during beach season, but having a strong core can offer more than just good looks. Your core is your body’s control center. It facilitates movement while housing your inner organs and central nervous system. Keeping it strong will bring you better health while preventing debilitating pains and aches. At Total Pain Care, we want to explore three reasons why you and your loved ones should keep your body’s core as strong as possible.

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No More Injuries

You may think your extremities do the work when lifting, carrying or moving, but that’s far from the truth. Your core is the origin of each of your movements. Developing your core stability (which stems from the deep muscles close to the spine) and strength (the more-visible abdominal muscles) will help you easily complete tasks while preventing the risk of injury to different parts of your body.

Protection for Your Organs

The inside of your body is just as important as everything on the outside. Your torso is where your organs and central nervous system do their job and where the body’s largest veins and arteries reside. A strong core will ensure that these important components stay safe and sound at all times.

Back Pain

Many believe back pain occurs due to serious injuries or diseases, but it generally happens when your back is doing overtime work to make up for your lack of core strength. Balancing your body’s workload by strengthening your core will let your body work evenly by ridding the back pain that can often become crippling and too much to bear.

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We’re Here to Help

Sometimes, no matter how many sit-ups and crunches you do, your aches and pains can prove to be too much to deal with. When this happens, know that the pain-management specialists at Total Pain Care are here to help. Our locations in New Jersey are ready to offer the most comprehensive services to evaluate and treat your pain. Your well-being is our priority, so contact us to take the first step toward a pain-free life.

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  1. Ronald Amaya, PA-C is a Physician Assistant. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College and received his physician assistant degree in NYC. He has 18 years of experience in cardiothoracic surgery and over 8 years in pain management. Dr. Amaya is NCCPA board-certified in medicine and surgery.

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  2. Paulette Scott, MD is a pain management specialist. Dr. Scott is also the pain management representative at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, Boston. She fulfilled her physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and completed her fellowship in pain management at Harvard Square Clinic. Dr. Scott is board-certified in physical medicine, rehabilitation, and pain management.

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  3. Andrew D. Bunn, MD is a pain management specialist. Dr. Bunn also serves as the co-director of East Boston Neighborhood Health Center, as well as the Program Director for Lahey Hospital & Medical Center and Newborn Services | MassGeneral Hospital for Children. After earning his medical degree from Drexel University College of Medicine, he completed his anesthesia residency at Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania where he also completed his fellowship in pain management. He is board-certified in both anesthesiology and pain management.

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  4. David D. Ford, MD is the Director of Pain Management. Dr. Ford earned a medical degree and completed his residencies in both surgery and anesthesiology. He joined the staff of Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates Watertown in 1990. He is board-certified in both anesthesiology and pain management. Dr. Ford specializes in painful disorders of the spine and sports-related injuries. He has initiated the use of advanced interventional techniques for the successful treatment of these and other conditions.

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