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Lumbar and Cervical Stenosis are the Most Common Forms of Spinal Stenosis
13May, 2015

Spinal Stenosis Prevention

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Spinal stenosis is a common cause of chronic back pain and limitations in mobility for many people. This condition represents in two main forms, although the symptoms for both are still similar. Lumbar stenosis will result in pain and weakness in the lower back and legs, while cervical stenosis impacts the neck and shoulders with impaired flexibility and severe discomfort. The term stenosis essentially refers to some form of constriction that is happening in the body. In either case of spinal stenosis, compression of the upper or lower vertebrae is […]
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Physical Therapy, NSAIDs, and Compression Sleeves Help in Relieving Knee Pain
8May, 2015

Knee Pain Treatments

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As one of the major load bearing joints in the body, knees can succumb to a number of injuries as well as wear and tear that can generate acute and chronic pain in the joint.  Further issues can include limitations in mobility and difficulty in shifting weight over to the affected knee, but the actual cause of the pain could be the result of direct or indirect problems that impact the joint. Arthritis – this tends to be a common problem in knee pain and can include inflammation as well […]
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10Feb, 2015

Define Infectious Diseases

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Infectious diseases, also known as communicable diseases, can include an illness that may be contracted through outside vectors and may also be spread in the same manner.  This means that infectious diseases can be contracted and spread through contact, either directly from person to person, or indirectly through environmental exposures such as air and fluids.  As a result, infectious diseases by definition can cover a number of illnesses that may all have varied causes. The contact spread of infectious diseases comes from the body internalizing the foreign organisms that may […]
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7Feb, 2015

About IVIG Therapy

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The use of intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) treatments has increased significantly since this type of therapy was initially developed in the 1950’s. The initial use of human plasma for treatment of autoimmune diseases and other conditions which are difficult to diagnose, came about from the isolation of antigens which can bind with receptors to offer relief from the chronic conditions. Although beginning efforts were entirely composed of pooled plasma treatments from donors, current infusions are more widely synthesized. In recent years, IVIG treatments have become more refined, with the use of […]
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19Jan, 2015

Nervous System Disorders

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Disorders of the nervous system can encompass a range of conditions that may either be chronic in nature or may be triggered by secondary factors.  This can make diagnosis a complicated aspect of reaching a mode of treatment, but is also necessary when ruling out internal causes for symptom expression.  As a result, a number of conditions may be classified as nervous system disorders, even if the initial cause was a separate event. Ultimately, nervous system disorders are described as any health condition where the miscommunications in the brain and […]
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26Dec, 2014

Treatments for Lower Back Pain

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Chronic back pain is one of the most prevalent conditions experienced by individuals of all ages.  Lower back pain specifically can be attributed to factors including poor posture, anxiety, and stress.  In many cases, the discomfort of lower back pain is specifically related to misalignment of the spine, or tension in the connecting muscles.  Depending upon the cause of the pain, a number of long-term treatment plans can be viable options for relief. Postural Issues of the Spine Lower back pain that is the result of problems with the spinal […]
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11Dec, 2014

Caffeine and Bone Loss

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The correlation between caffeinated drinks and lowered bone density has been well established, although other chemicals in many of these beverages can also contribute to calcium loss.  The rate of damage can often be associated with contributing factors, such as: Age Genetics/predisposition or risk factor for osteoporosis Amount and frequency of caffeine intake Other nutritional intake Types of caffeinated beverages that are consumed Does Caffeine Affect Bone Density? Overall, it is highly recommended that individuals who may be at risk for osteoporosis either limit or completely eliminate caffeine consumption.  This […]
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