March 06, 2014
Although you may have heard the term before, you may not know exactly what a “shin splint” is. It's a common term for painful inflammation at the front of the tibia caused by strenuous activity. Medical professionals refer to it as medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS). The following exercises will not only help to prevent shin splints or MTSS, but the first two exercises can also help relieve some of the agony for those who are already suffering from the syndrome. If you already have shin splints, use care and restraint in performing these exercises.
March 04, 2014
The Mayo Clinic describes second impact syndrome (SIS) as a complication arising from a concussion. It occurs when someone experiences a second concussion prior to fully recovering from the initial one. With SIS, "typically fatal brain swelling" occurs. R.C. Schneider first described this condition in 1973, but it wasn't until 1984 that someone gave it the name, "second impact syndrome". The condition is rare enough that only 21 cases had been cited in the literature up until 2003.
February 28, 2014
When someone decides to visit the doctor about musculoskeletal pain, back pain is the most common complaint. Sometimes back pain is the result of very specific trauma—a car accident or a slip-and-fall. Other times, however, its causes are much less obvious—cumulative years of poor posture, inactivity or bad nutrition, for example. The rest of this article looks at the role exercise can play in preventing and treating back pain.
February 25, 2014
If you are one of the millions of Americans who experience chronic back pain, you know how much it can disrupt your life and turn the simplest of movements into chores that you dread. If other forms of treatment haven't fully worked for you in the past, one that you may want to investigate is spinal decompression therapy.
February 20, 2014
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February 13, 2014
When you have work done on your body, you want to have the best. A qualified massage therapist has the ability to significantly reduce pain and stress and increase your sense of wellbeing. But not everyone is expert at massage. There are many factors involved that should be considered when choosing a massage therapist, some of which we examine here.
February 11, 2014
Vibration therapy is also called "whole body vibration," "biomechanical stimulation," and "biomechanical oscillation." So, what is it? It is a physical therapy technique using vibration to stimulate an increase in muscle and bone mass. It involves using specialized equipment to deliver low amplitude, low frequency vibration directly to broad areas of the body.
February 06, 2014
Half of the top 10 leading causes of death in the US are related in some way to nutrition: obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Lifestyle has a great deal to do with how sick or healthy we are, and most medical doctors do not have enough time to learn about their patients’ lifestyle to offer drug-free solutions. Chiropractors, on the other hand, are perfectly trained to assess the whole patient, including not only their physical complaints and characteristics, but their lifestyle as well.
February 05, 2014