Back pain is a problem shared by an estimated 31 million Americans. Worldwide, the scope of the problem is even more dire, with back pain being cited as the leading cause of physical disability in adults. While treating back pain with prescription painkillers can help alleviate symptoms, the underlying cause of the pain must also be addressed in order to restore good health and functionality. If you are suffering from back pain and interested in solving the underlying cause, instead of just treating the symptoms, the following information can help.
13 October 2018
If you are someone who has been working hard to try to lose weight, you might feel as if you have already tried everything that you could possibly try. You might be working out a lot, and you might be following a strict diet. You might have even tried supplements and weight loss pills. One thing that you might not have tried yet, however, is cryotherapy. Basically, this is a treatment that involves your body being exposed to sub-zero temperatures.
1 August 2018
When you're dealing with a medical issue you want to find relief as soon as you can. No one wants to walk around in discomfort for any longer than they have to. Feeling excruciating pain makes it tough to work or even just try to sit tight and wait it out. If you're currently in this kind of situation and are desperate to find relief you might be thinking about going to the emergency room.
6 June 2018
If you are the parent of a child who has a severe peanut allergy and you are expecting a new bundle of joy into your family, you may be concerned about your newborn's susceptibility to having the same allergic reaction to peanuts. However, according to research published by the National Institutes of Health, only 3.7% of siblings in a study were sensitized and clinically reactive to peanuts when they had a sibling with a peanut allergy.
8 May 2018
If you are experiencing odd sensations in a particular part of your body, such as your hands or your feet, you may be affected by peripheral neuropathy. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, roughly 20 million Americans are affected by peripheral neuropathy. Find out what this condition is, what causes it and what you and your doctor can do to preserve your quality of life. What Is Peripheral Neuropathy?
16 April 2018
For a very long time, it was believed that any kind of dietary fat—but particularly saturated fat—could increase one's risk of heart disease. In recent years, however, new studies have appeared claiming that fat isn't as evil as doctors and scientists once thought. What's the truth? The simple answer is, fat has a place in your diet. Read on to learn more about this and where you should refocus your efforts to protect your health from heart disease.
27 February 2018
If someone you love is going through cancer, you might wonder how you can help to make the burden lighter. Dealing with a cancer diagnosis is not only physically draining, but it can be tough emotionally and mentally as well. The support of friends of family can make a huge difference through all the stages of treatment and recovery with cancer care services. One of the most common treatments for cancer is chemotherapy.
25 January 2018
If you live near the wildfires, you know how bad the air quality is right now. What you might not know is that even if the air looks clear where you are, it could still contain ash and debris that is harmful to your health. If you have young children, the poor air quality can be even more harmful for their delicate lungs. Until the air has cleared, you need to take special precautions to keep your kids safe, and prevent serious breathing complications.
11 December 2017
Some people dismiss knee pain as merely getting older. However, there is a possibility that the pain could be far serious than they realize. Left untreated, the pain could interfere with everyday life. In some instances, the knee pain is the first noticeable sign that someone has arthritis. If you suspect you have arthritis, here is what you need to know. What Are the Symptoms of Arthritis? Knee pain is common with arthritis, but there are other symptoms that you might not realize are signaling towards the condition.
15 August 2017
A large incisional hernia makes it hard to breathe and move normally. It occurs when your intestine pushes through your abdominal wall at the site of a previous stomach surgery. This hernia usually occurs near your surgical scar in your abdominal area. It is the result of not being active after having surgery. When your hernia becomes large, it can decrease your quality of life. Read on to find out how to treat incisional hernia with laparoscopic incisional repair.
25 July 2017