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Spinal Decompression Therapy, first approved by the FDA in 2001, has since evolved into a cost-effective treatment for herniated and degenerative spinal discs; one of the major causes of back pain and neck pain. It works on the affected spinal segment by significantly reducing intradiscal pressures. This is a conservative procedure for patients suffering with bulging or herniated discs, degenerative disc disease, posterior facet syndrome, sciatica, failed back surgery syndrome, and non-specified mechanical low back or neck pain.
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Category: Health | Created 2012-02-15
Last Updated 2013-09-14 - 23:39:17 (CET)
If you slammed your finger in a car door, what would you do first? Would you open the door or take a pain pill and learn to live with it? New hope for those who suffer with degenerative disc disease and spinal stenosis.
Pinching your finger in a car door is clearly a problem. A lot of pain, limited mobility; even breathing makes it hurt more. Certainly a pain pill would help. In addition, it's nearly impossible to sleep in that much pain so a sleeping pill would be of some benefit too. I'll bet your blood pressure would go up as a result, but no worries - they also have pills for that. If you're not very happy about all this you may need an antidepressant. But perhaps you could solve a lot of your problems by just opening the door.
What Problem Causes Back Pain?
The spine is a complicated structure and a long list of medical pathologies including kidney stones, ovarian cysts, infections, bone loss (osteoporosis), and many, many others can cause back pain. A ... more
Last Updated 2013-07-04 - 04:09:12 (CET)
Exercise is any physical activity that gets your body moving, and when it comes to exercise any exercise is better than no exercise.
The latest publication on this topic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans that states that a total of 2 hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) of combined moderate-intensity aerobic activity and muscle-strengthening activities done every week, and spread out over at least 2 days a week (i. more
Last Updated 2013-05-11 - 05:28:17 (CET)
The misuse and abuse of prescription painkillers was responsible for more than 475,000 emergency department visits in 2009, a number that nearly doubled in just five years.
Let me state for the record that I am totally against pain. But, I can't agree with the overuse, misuse, and inappropriate use of pain medications. It is important to understand that pain is not all bad for it serves a useful purpose like the smoke alarm in your home. It's actually a good idea to be alerted to the fa more
Last Updated 2013-04-20 - 02:55:16 (CET)
Osteoarthritis (OA), Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD), degenerative arthritis, osteophytes, arthrosis, spondylosis, hypertrophy, sclerosis, stenosis, sciatica, desiccation - and several other scary terms, all boil down to a single word - arthritis.
There are over 100 different forms of arthritis. The word comes from the Greek "arthro" for joint and the suffix "itis" indicating in pathology an inflammatory condition (bronchitis; gastritis; neuritis, etc. ). So, arthritis means an infla more
Last Updated 2013-03-22 - 23:34:30 (CET)
Last Updated 2013-03-22 - 23:33:45 (CET)
Desiccation is a scientific word meaning "dry" and when referring to a spinal intervertebral disc it means that the inside of the disc is drying out.
The individual bones that comprise the spine are called vertebrae. Each vertebrae except the top two in the neck are separated by a cushion, an intervertebral disc. The outside of the disc is surrounded by fibrous, ligamentous tissue called the annular fibers named as such from the same root word from which we get annual or year rou more
Last Updated 2013-01-26 - 21:23:06 (CET)
Exercise is used to improve health, maintain fitness and is important as a means of physical rehabilitation. Bed rest is the opposite of exercise.
The dictionary definition of exercise is any physical activity that is planned, structured, and repetitive for the purpose of conditioning any part of the body. Certainly this is true, but the fact is that any activity of any kind whatsoever is exercise, and in regards to your health any exercise is better than no exercise. Several decades ag more
Last Updated 2013-01-14 - 00:21:36 (CET)
To some degree discs lose their flexibility, elasticity, and shock absorbing characteristics as we age as do the other tissues in the body making them susceptible to injury.
The back is a complicated structure of bones called vertebrae separated by cartilage-like shock absorbers called discs, held together by ligaments and muscles. It must be flexible enough to provide a wide range of movements and yet strong enough to protect the spinal cord and the delicate nerve fibers which exit bet more
Last Updated 2012-12-22 - 20:47:52 (CET)
You get started on the road to exercising by walking because walking is the easiest and most convenient way to exercise at all levels of fitness and, thereby, reduce stress and improve your health in a vast number of ways.
Part of the magic of walking is that there aren't any rules! True, the Department of Health and Human Services recommends these exercise guidelines: 150 minutes a week of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes a week of vigorous aerobic activity. You also can more
Last Updated 2012-12-08 - 15:50:36 (CET)
Spinal Decompression Therapy, first approved by the FDA in 2001, has since evolved into a cost-effective treatment for herniated and degenerative spinal discs; one of the major causes of back pain and neck pain.
Spinal Decompression Therapy is a non-invasive, non-surgical treatment performed on a special, computer controlled table similar in some ways to an ordinary traction table. A single disc level is isolated and by utilizing specific traction and relaxation cycles throughout the t more
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