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Osteoarthritis

August 13, 2019 |

What is Osteoarthritis? Arthritis is defined as inflammation of a joint, and surrounding tissues. There are as many as 100 varieties of arthritis. According to the Center for Disease Control arthritis affects more than 54 million people.  Osteoarthritis is degeneration of joint cartilage and the underlying bone. It most often affect people as they grow…

Cervical Pain or Neck Pain

August 13, 2019 |

Cervical Pain or Neck Pain What is it, what are possible causes and approaches and for treatment. The cervical spine is comprised of 7 segmented vertebrae. The spinal cord, an extension of the brain, exists through an opening at the bottom of the skull. At each spinal vertebrae two sets of nerves controlling sensory and…

Hip Pain

August 13, 2019 |

Hip Pain Hip Pain is a condition where you can develop sudden pain in your Hip or it can gradually develop over time to a degree causing severe pain and dysfunction. Hip Pain can be caused  by a number of factors. Examples include: trauma to hip, fall, excessive loading to the leg, or sports injury…

Pinched Nerve In Low Back

August 12, 2019 |

Pinched Nerve In Low Back A Pinched Nerve In The Low Back can be a chronic (long term) or acute  (short term) painful disorder that usually is due to compression of a spinal nerve root (branch coming off of the spinal cord) that can be compressed as it exit through the sides of the vertebra.…

Shoulder Tendinitis

June 1, 2019 |

Shoulder Tendinitis – What Is It? Shoulder tendinitis is an injury to the shoulder that occurs most commonly when attempting to lift something too quickly, lifting something that is too heavy or falling on an outstretched arm.  The sudden stress on the tendon causes microtears which lead to inflammation of that tendon. Shoulder tendinitis is…

Shoulder Tendinitis Or Is It Tendinosis?

May 30, 2019 |

Shoulder Tendinitis (Or Is It Tendinosis?) –  What Is It? When most people think of tendinitis they often think of an injury that is a result of overuse -this is actually not the case.  Shoulder tendinitis is an injury to the shoulder that occurs most commonly when attempting to lift something too quickly, lifting something…

Hamstring Strain, What Is It? 

May 1, 2019 |

Hamstring Strain, What Is It?  The hamstring muscles are the group of 3 muscles that are located in the back of the thigh.  When the hamstring muscles experience a rapid or violent stretch it can create tears in the attached tendons, or the muscles themselves.  Hamstring strains can be classified by severity: Grade 1 (mild…

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

May 1, 2019 |

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery, What Is It? Arthroscopic knee surgery is a surgical technique that allows the surgeon to see inside the knee to diagnose or treat knee conditions without making a large incision. The surgeon uses a tiny camera called an arthroscope to see inside the knee joint.  Since the tools used to perform arthroscopic…

Lower Back Muscles

April 20, 2019 |

Muscles are a specialized soft tissue, comprised of cells whose unique function is to contract or stretch. Muscles attach to various bones and allow for human motion. The lower back muscles are made up of several layers. They hold the body erect (upright), maintain posture and allow for motions of the trunk, including bending, and…

Caffeine Headache

April 20, 2019 |

Caffeine Headache, What Is It?  First let’s explore caffeine.  Caffeine is a crystalline compound most commonly found in tea and coffee. Physiologically, even in small doses it acts  to decrease blood flow in the brain and also acts as stimulus on the nervous system. Historically humans have sought the benefits of these actions to help…

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