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Condition. Sciatica
December 4, 2021
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What is sciatica? Sciatica is not actually a disease but a symptom that something abnormal occurs. Different people use it to describe different conditions. For example, some patients use this term to describe any kind of pain that starts in the lumbar or lower back region and radiates down the leg. Other people use “sciatica” to describe the condition […]
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Rules of spine movements #4: Rules of lifting
December 3, 2021
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Before you lift a heavy item, think about it. Ask yourself if you can really manage it and if you really have to lift it. Maybe it would be better to leave it alone or call someone to help you. A doctor can limit the amount of weight you can safely lift for a certain […]
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Rules of spine movements #3: Household chores
December 3, 2021
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LAUNDRY If you have a top-load washing machine, don’t bend too low. To avoid bending, you can lean on the edge of the machine, keeping your body straight. If you have a front-load washing machine, bend down on one knee to load clothes or to take them out. Lean on the machine for support while […]
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Rules of spine movements #2: Sleep & Rest
December 3, 2021
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We sleep more than one-third of our lives. That’s why sleep and rest have such a tremendous influence on our health and our ability to work and play. The sleep we get at night not only restores the connection between nerve cells, it also relaxes the spinal column and gives the intervertebral disc cartilage an […]
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Rules of spine movements: General
December 3, 2021
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If you cross the street against a red light, it’s likely to end in tragedy. That’s why everyone who uses streets, roadways and highways, both pedestrians and drivers, know and stick to the rules of the road. Unfortunately, there are no traffic lights for your spine. No yield signs or caution lights to signal danger […]
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Condition. Knee Osteoarthritis
November 24, 2021
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What is knee osteoarthritis? Knee osteoarthritis is the most frequent reason for musculoskeletal pain and disability in the joint of the knee. In the knee, the end of the thigh bone (the femur) and the shin bone (the tibia) are covered in smooth material called articular cartilage. In between these two bones is another kind […]
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Treatment. Hip Osteoarthritis
November 24, 2021
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Treatment of hip osteoarthritis The changes that occur in the hip joint caused by hip osteoarthritis can’t be reversed, but the progression of the disease can be slowed. The goal of most treatments, like strengthening muscles and weight loss, is to reduce the stress on the joints of the hips. In addition, other hip osteoarthritis […]
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Condition. Hip Osteoarthritis
November 19, 2021
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Hip osteoarthritis meaning Hip osteoarthritis is a common type of arthritis in joints that bear weight, like the hip. It is sometimes referred to as “wear-and-tear” arthritis because of degeneration of the bony surfaces and cartilage of the hip joint, which causes inflammation. Hip osteoarthritis most commonly occurs in people who are middle-aged or older. […]
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Treatment. Flatfeet
November 29, 2021
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Flatfeet is usually a painless condition. However, it can cause pain in some cases and result in issues with the knees and ankles. Therefore, it is crucial to treat flatfeet if this condition causes discomfort. Flat feet treatment If a patient doesn’t have pain or other symptoms, there is no need for any treatment of […]
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Condition. Infectious arthritis
November 23, 2021
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Septic arthritis is an extremely painful condition due to the inflammation of a joint. It is sometimes called bacterial or infectious arthritis because the infection causes it. It most often affects one of the body’s large joints, such as a hip or knee, but it can affect several joints if the infection quickly spreads. Any […]
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Treatment. Brachial Plexus Injury
November 23, 2021
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Brachial plexus injury diagnosis In order to confirm a brachial plexus injury diagnosis, your physician will take your medical history, review your symptoms and complete a physical examination. To determine the severity of your injury, one or a combination of the following tests may be ordered: Electromyography (EMG): This study tests the activity of the muscles […]
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Diabetes
November 16, 2021
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Diabetes Mellitus is a group of diseases which affect how the body uses glucose or sugar. Glucose is a simple sugar in the blood and is the body’s main source of energy. The brain depends on glucose as its primary fuel. There are many different types of Diabetes Mellitus, but in all types, there is […]
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Condition. Stress incontinence
September 30, 2021
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What is stress urinary incontinence? Stress incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine due to pressure on your bladder. Certain activities and movements such as lifting heavy objects, running, sneezing or coughing elevate the stress (or pressure) on your bladder. As a result of increased pressure, you leak urine. Women are at higher risk of […]
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Allergy-proof your environment
November 17, 2021
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Living & Managing: Living With Allergies: Allergy-Proof Your Environment All allergy practitioners—from the most conservative to the most alternative—agree that environmental control should be your first “treatment.” After all, it’s natural, safe, and extremely effective. “The very best preventive measures are those that get the patient away from the cause of the problem,” says Betty […]
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Thoracic Spondylosis
November 7, 2021
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The term Spondylosis is used by doctors to describe a general deterioration of the spine. Thoracic Spondylosis is a deterioration of the middle part of the spinal column. This condition does not happen as often as Cervical Spondylosis, which occurs in the neck region of the spine, or as frequently as Lumbar Spondylosis which affects […]
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