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Treatment Of Ankle Tendonitis

Published on August 2, 2018

The ankle is one of the most delicate parts of the foot and also the most susceptible part of the foot for injuries. When there is an inflammation or irritation of the tendons, often caused by stress on the ankle,

Do You Suffer from Arthritic Shoulder?

Published on July 13, 2018

There was a time when arthritis was associated with old age. With poor lifestyle habits and diet, aging can occur at a much faster rate. Arthritis is caused by the degeneration of the joints leading to joint paints and inflamed

Health Tips: Back Pain and the Brain

Published on June 30, 2018

Connection Between Your Brain and Your Back Pain By the time they’re referred to a spine surgeon, many patients have run the gamut of treatments.  Yet, some have no clear spinal structural problem.  Their imaging and neurologic test are normal. 

Treatment for a Torn Meniscus

Published on June 8, 2018

Meniscus is a cartilage in the knee joint that provides a cushion from shocks. There are two menisci that exist between the knee and the shin joints. Meniscus tears are common for athletes and the elderly. When they are weakened,

Health Tips: Manipulation, Not Medication for Osteopathy

Published on June 1, 2018

Alternative Solutions for Osteopathy Patients Osteopathic therapy is an option for patients who are hesitant to try medications or injections. Medications may only mask symptoms or treat the pain but not the underlying causes of back pain related to spine

Neck Issues May Require Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion (ACDF)

Published on May 25, 2018

Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is a surgery that removes damaged or degenerative discs from the spine. It is performed to provide relief from neck or back pain that can result due to damaged spinal discs. The ACDF Surgery

Healthy Tips: Physical Therapy For A Stronger Core

Published on April 30, 2018

Physical Therapy For Back Pain If back pain persists, consider physical therapy.  Manual therapy to make you feel better is phase one. Next, the physical therapist teaches you exercise routines for back self-care. The goal is to prevent recurrences. Use strengthening exercises that help you

Are You Experiencing Back Pain Because of Spinal Arthritis?

Published on April 6, 2018

With bad postures and the long hours of sitting that characterize today’s work life, frequent back pain may not be an abnormal experience for many, but what if despite all your efforts at trying out new exercises, posture correction techniques,

Health Tips: Needing A Doctor For Back Pain Symptoms

Published on March 30, 2018

Time for a Doctor The American Academy of Family Physicians  describes serious back pain symptoms for which you’ll need to call your doctor.  These include: Pain that goes down past your knee Numbness in your leg, foot, groin, or rectal area.

Health Tips: Over-the-Counter Drugs for Back Pain

Published on February 28, 2018

When Dealing with Back Pain Relief for back pain may be as close as your medicine cabinet. Anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn) can reduce back pain. Other OTC choices include acetaminophen (Tylenol) and aspirin. If