Herniated disc, also known as a slipped disc, is a relatively common condition. It can occur on any part the spine, but most often affects the lower back or neck region.
Herniated disc most commonly develops as a result of the normal aging process. Other causes include overuse and trauma to the spine. Genetic factors also
The shoulder is a complex structure, build up of three bones and two joints, and quite a few muscles, tendons,
With the opioid epidemic as a cause for the loss of many lives, an alternative pain management solution is needed. A solution that is free of the dangerous side effects and risks that accompany the opioid usage, such as the addiction.
In response to the opioid crisis the American College of Physicians recently issued new guidelines for pain management. This guideline for managing low back pain is highlighting spinal manipulation.Continue Reading ->
Knee pain is a pain localized in or around the knee. The pain usually is anterior, which means it’s felt at the front of the knee. But the pain also may be felt at the sides, back or along the joint line of the knee.
It is common pain and can occur suddenly or over a period of time, often difficult to pinpoint or describe it, and can affect people of all ages. Numerous things can cause knee pain, such as cartilage tear, ligament tear, arthritis or muscle problems.Continue Reading ->
The United States is the world leader of prescribing opioids, with a daily dose of 50,000 per million people. Prescription drugs are a vital part of your health coverage with Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Opioids are medicines prescribed as painkillers, often after car accidents, surgery, big injuries or to treat chronic pain. And because their prescription is legal many people are not aware of the addictive and dangerous effects.Continue Reading ->
It is estimated that 50 – 70% of the world’s population will experience neck pain at least once in their lives. Due to the modern way of life, the number of affected by this problem is increasing every day. In most cases it isn’t a serious condition, and can be relieved within days, but becomes chronic in about 10% of people. Stress, reduced daily physical activity, work in front of the computer, and improper body seating are just some of the reasons that can cause neck pain.Continue Reading ->
For every person with cancer, there’s a different, unique story about how cancer affects people. This will be true in your case, and there’s a lot that will take you by surprise — in both positive and negative ways.
There’s still a lot of commonalities among patients’ experiences, and so there’s a lot you can do to get ready. Here are four such things, and what you can do to prepare.Continue Reading ->
Many people injure their backs while bending or lifting objects in the wrong way. A recent survey taken by the American Physical Therapy Association reports that nearly two-thirds of the Americans experience low back pain, and nearly half of the cases are