Neck pain is a very common condition afflicting millions of those living in the United States. Along with neck pain, you may experience hand, shoulder, and arm pain and headaches. Since this condition is so commonplace, a few classifications have been established to help patients with neck pain get the proper care. These are: Radiculopathy: [...]
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Headaches are very common and there are quite a few types. It is important to understand which one you are suffering from in order to get the appropriate help. Let’s take a closer look at 5 different headaches and then find out where to find help no matter which headache you suffer from. Different Headaches [...]
Some cases of neck pain are minor and easy to ignore. However, others can be extremely painful and interfere with your ability to perform important daily activities. Sleeping becomes difficult, and things that require movement of the head and neck, such as driving, are impossible. Episodes of neck pain might come and go, or they [...]
Many people take for granted living a pain-free life until something happens to change it, such as chronic back pain. While it is one of the more common complaints, most people do not think it will happen to them. And when it does, relief is the main focus. The bones, joints, and muscles of the [...]
While pregnancy should be a time of excitement and anticipation, it can come along with some challenges, such as sciatica. Soon the time will be here to love and hold one’s baby, but until then it is important to do all that is possible to limit pain while pregnant. Why is sciatica so common during [...]
5. It is illogical. The flu shot contains a ‘best-guess’ of the appropriate flu strain for a particular year. However, the flu virus is always morphing into new strains throughout a particular season. Therefore, ‘immunity’ to one strain does not provide immunity to the flu virus. 4. It is ineffective. Have you ever heard of [...]
Are we overlooking an obvious cause and relatively simple solution to TMJ Disorder? Recent research suggests we are. According to 3 recent studies looking at this problem, there are three significant conclusions that were drawn: There is a definitive association between head/neck posture and TMJ Disorder. This association is not only anatomical (structural) but neurological [...]
Here is the biggest flaw in our health care system today: while medication and surgery should be the last resort, they are often treated as the first line of defense. Here are some statistics: In this country, 27 Million Americans suffer from back problems, with over $30 Billion (with a ‘B’) spent on treatments to [...]
Every January I cleanse myself. This requires a detox - kind of like my own form of ‘Lent’, where I refrain from alcohol, coffee, and sweets. I also incorporate some version of a cleanse, which changes shape every year as I try different types to see which one provides me with the best results. This [...]