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Symptoms of a Pinched Back Nerve Dec 14th, 2017

A pinched nerve can be debilitating, but understanding the symptoms that this painful condition causes can help you tackle the problem right away. It’s imperative that you recognize a pinched nerve at the first sign so you can seek treatment immediately and feel better as soon as possible.The term pinched...

What to Expect from a Chiropractic Adjustment Dec 14th, 2017

Suffering from injuries and dealing with pain can affect your everyday life and keep you from participating in daily activities that you enjoy. However, there’s a way for you to find relief from painful joint damage and restore proper function so you can continue living the life you want to...

5 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Chiropractor Dec 14th, 2017

If you’ve been dealing with joint pain, it’s time that you see a chiropractor to find relief and get back to living a healthy life. It’s crucial that you take the time to find a chiropractor that you trust and are comfortable with.After asking your general practitioner if he or...

Understanding Back Pain: Common Lower Back Problems Dec 14th, 2017

Back pain can interrupt your daily life and make the simplest tasks difficult. The lower back is complex and made up of many muscles, ligaments, nerves and bony structures, so your pain could come from one of many sources. Some causes could be serious, with the possibility of internal conditions,...

Most Common Causes of Knee Pain Dec 14th, 2017

If you’re dealing with knee pain, you’re probably experiencing a lot of discomfort and may even have trouble walking. There are four main causes of knee pain, and one is likely the reason you’re suffering. Keep reading to find out more about the knee and the different sources of pain....

The Recovery Period of a Knee Injury Dec 14th, 2017

The recovery period after knee injury treatment depends on the type of knee injury you’re dealing with as well as what type of treatment you undergo. To learn more about dealing with a knee injury and how long the recovery period will be, keep reading.DiagnosisThere are a lot of different...

Common Symptoms of Knee Pain Dec 14th, 2017

If you’re dealing with knee pain, you understand how it can affect your daily life and make the easiest tasks difficult. It’s important to pay attention to your symptoms so you can relay them to your doctor and receive the appropriate diagnosis and treatment.Knee AnatomyThe knee is a hinged joint...

Is Your Knee Pain Caused by Arthritis Dec 14th, 2017

Understanding the KneeThe knee joint is made up of the lower end of the femur, the upper ends of the tibia and fibula, and the patella. The ends of each of these bones are covered in cartilage which allows the bones to gently glide against one another as the knee...

Do I Need Surgery to Lose Weight? Dec 14th, 2017

If you’re beginning to worry that your weight gain could be a health concern and normal weight loss methods haven’t been effective, it may be time to consider a surgical option for weight loss. While this is the right choice for some people, it’s important to explore all the options...

Types of Non-Surgical Medical Weight Loss Dec 14th, 2017

If you’re beginning to worry about your health because of excess weight, non-surgical medical weight loss could be the answer you’re looking for. You can reach your health goals without having to undergo an operation by using non-surgical medical weight loss methods that are fast, effective, and safe.Synergy Medical Weight...

Why Most Diets Fail Dec 14th, 2017

When you’re trying to lose weight to be healthier and happier about your appearance, it can be easy to feel like giving up. Many dieters go through the pattern of deciding to be on a diet, depriving themselves from the foods that they really want, and deciding to go off...

Reasons your Wellness Consultant is your Biggest Weight Loss Ally Dec 14th, 2017

When you enroll in the Synergy Medical Weight Loss program through Aligned Medical Group, you’ll be introduced to your Weight Wellness Consultant who will guide you through the process.Synergy Medical Weight Loss is a non-surgical weight loss program that incorporates a variety of medications and natural supplements that speed up...

3 Reasons to Consider Non-Surgical Procedures Dec 14th, 2017

There are many types of treatment methods to explore before choosing surgery, no matter what injury or condition you’re dealing with. Learn more about why it’s important for you to consider non-surgical procedures.Improve Your Overall HealthMany non-surgical procedure methods won’t just treat your injury or condition, they will also usually...

How to Lose Weight Without Surgery Dec 14th, 2017

Losing weight is never an easy feat. People often attempt to shed pounds but don’t always see the results they hoped for. At times like these, turning to surgery may seem like the only option left. However, there are many weight loss methods that help individuals achieve the results they...

Three Types of Non-Invasive Chiropractic Care Dec 14th, 2017

If you’re dealing with pain in your joints, you may think you have to go through extensive treatment methods for relief. However, there are treatment options available that treat your pain but don’t require lengthy or difficult procedures. Non-invasive chiropractic care involves effective treatment methods that increase your range of...

4 Common Alternatives to Surgery to Treat Your Condition Dec 14th, 2017

If you’ve been suffering from a condition or injury for too long because you fear surgery, it’s time to explore other options that could provide relief. There are many types of non-surgical methods that will alleviate your symptoms and allow you to participate in the activities you once enjoyed.Rehabilitative Exercise...

Chronic Migraines: What are they and How are they Treated? Dec 14th, 2017

Arguably one of the worst types of headaches you can experience, migraines can be completely debilitating and leave you unable to do anything but lie down in a dark, quiet room. While migraines plague some people every now and then, there are those who have their lives completely disrupted by...

Four Surprising Headache Triggers that May be Causing you Pain Dec 14th, 2017

Many triggers are common knowledge: bright lights, loud noises, caffeine, food, or sleep deprivation. However, there are other triggers you may not be familiar with. Keep reading to learn more about these surprising triggers that can cause headache pain.1. Your Cell PhoneIf you’re holding your phone between your ear and your...

What Kind of Headache Do I Have? Dec 14th, 2017

When you’re dealing with a painful headache that affects your mood, disrupts your ability to concentrate, and causes intense sensitivity to light and sound, all you want to do is find a remedy as quickly as possible. The first step to relieving your headache pain is to determine what is...

Tricks for Treating Headaches without Medication Dec 14th, 2017

If you’ve been suffering from headaches, you know how difficult it can be to go about your business with this crippling pain affecting your life. Most people resort to taking ibuprofen multiple times throughout the day in an attempt to dull the pain. But taking too much is bad for...

Living with Degenerative Disc Disease: How to Manage and Minimize Symptoms Dec 14th, 2017

If you’re experiencing mild discomfort to severe pain in your neck or lower back, it’s possible that you’re dealing with degenerative disc disease. While degenerative disc disease can be debilitating and make daily life difficult, there are treatment methods that can address this issue and relieve your pain. Continue reading...

Scar Tissue Mobilization: Why the Graston Technique Works Dec 14th, 2017

Scar tissue is an important part of healing, but depending on the injury, it can also restrict mobility. Scar tissue can attach to underlying structures such as tendons, ligaments, fascia, and skin which makes normal movements difficult and painful. Your muscles can become tight from tension, stress, postural imbalances, or...

The Best Exercises for Lower Back Pain Dec 13th, 2017

When suffering with lower back pain, you may naturally resort to moving as little as possible in hopes that the pain will end. However, there are many exercises that can actually relieve lower back pain. You may not feel like you’re in the best mood for working out, but dedicating...

Relief for Sciatica: Treatments and Sciatic Nerve Pain Management Dec 13th, 2017

If you’re dealing with pain in your lower back that travels down one or both legs, it’s likely that you’re experiencing sciatica. Other, more life-threatening conditions can mimic sciatica symptoms, therefore it is important to have a physician diagnose your symptoms. While sciatic pain can be crippling and make daily...

Tips for Relieving Lower Back Pain from Pinched Nerves Dec 13th, 2017

When you’re suffering from lower back pain due to a pinched nerve, you know how important it is to find relief as soon as possible. Speaking with your doctor is the first priority, but until you can be seen, there are a few tips you can use to help relieve...

What Causes a Pinched Nerve? Dec 13th, 2017

A pinched nerve is the term that refers to damage or obstruction to a nerve or a set of nerves. Pinched nerves can occur anywhere in the body and cause severe pain that prevents you from performing activities you once enjoyed.There are many potential causes of pinched nerves. Inflammation from...

What Does Carpal Tunnel Feel Like? Three Ways to Know When the Pain is Serious Dec 13th, 2017

If you’re dealing with pain in your fingers or wrist, carpal tunnel syndrome might be the reason. There are many different causes of carpal tunnel syndrome, but fortunately, there are methods to treat the pain.What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the nerve that passes through the carpal...

What is Radicular Pain? Symptoms and Treatments for Compressed Nerves Dec 13th, 2017

Radiculitis or radiculopathy symptoms include pain that radiates away from the spine and down the arm, across the ribs, or down the leg. The area affected by the pain depends on the location of the pinched nerve in the body.The most common symptoms include numbness, tingling, a pins and needles...

What is Scar Tissue Therapy? The Benefits of Soft Tissue Mobilization Dec 13th, 2017

The goal of soft tissue mobilization is to loosen and prepare the injured muscles and fascia for other treatments. The Graston Technique is an innovative treatment method used to break down scar tissue, fascia restrictions, and adhesions.To get a better understanding of the benefits of the Graston Technique and soft...

Tips to Prevent Scars after Surgery Dec 13th, 2017

It’s normal to be worried about the scars that your surgery will leave behind, and to want to prevent scars all together. All in all, a scar from surgery usually is a small price to pay to be feeling better from the results it will yield. Fortunately, there are some...

Do I Have Inner Scar Tissue or Abdominal Adhesions? Dec 13th, 2017

Scar tissue is typically accompanied by adhesions, which are the sticking together of adjacent tissues that would typically move on their own, free from one another. Adhesions will continue to limit range of motion and function after surgery.In an abdominal adhesion, the small and large intestines can be twisted or...

Can My Child Have Arthritis? Questions and Answers About Juvenile Arthritis Dec 13th, 2017

It’s a common misconception that only older people can develop arthritis. The truth is, children can develop almost all types of arthritis that also affect adults. It’s best to be as informed as possible about juvenile arthritis and the symptoms it causes so you can be aware if your child...

Common Myths and Misconceptions about Arthritis Dec 13th, 2017

Arthritis causes joint pain and other symptoms that include swelling, stiffness, and decreased range of motion. This disease can range from mild to severe and symptoms can come and go. They may also get worse as time goes on which makes it almost impossible to perform simple tasks like climbing...

How Do B12 Shots Help You Lose Weight? Dec 13th, 2017

You may be unfamiliar with the concept, but physicians have been using injections as treatment methods to reduce unwanted pounds for years. The procedure is minimally invasive and usually leads to fast results.Continue reading to find out more about injections and B12 shots to see if this could be an...

What is a Supartz Injection for Knee Pain? Dec 13th, 2017

If you’ve been suffering from knee pain but are unsure how to find relief, Supartz injections could be the solution you’re looking for. Many physicians recommend injections as a treatment method because it typically yields fast results and is longer-lasting than other medications. It’s also minimally invasive and does not...

The Ultimate Medical Weight Loss Program Dec 13th, 2017

For decades, the health and wellness market has been saturated with countless diet fads. Some work for a while and some do not even work at all. You may have heard the term “medical weight loss” and wondered if it is just another witty marketing ploy. You will be pleased...

The Truth About Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Dec 13th, 2017

People have found inventive ways to cope with pain and injury. We can do amazing things, even when we’re not running at 100 percent. But when pain strikes our feet, it can put a halt to all forward progress. A condition known as Plantar Fasciitis can cause a significant amount of pain...

Ladies, Beware of Your Hearts: Heart Disease Awareness Dec 13th, 2017

February is National Heart Disease Awareness month, so ladies listen up . . . According to the American Heart Association, in the United States alone, cardiovascular disease and stroke are two major causes of death in women. In fact, one in every three female deaths annually is attributed to cardiovascular disease and...

Remarkable Technique to Promote Healing: Cupping Therapy Dec 13th, 2017

Cupping techniques were originally developed thousands of years ago and have been most popularly utilized as a traditional Chinese medicine treatment. Cupping therapy has been used over the years to mobilize blood flow in order to promote healing. Traditionally, the use of cupping assisted to reduce stagnation of qi along channels. In...

Improve Your Health at Work by Cautiously Sitting Dec 13th, 2017

Is Sitting Too Long Harmful? How much time do you spend sitting at work? It’s something nobody pays much attention to, until problems arise. If you’re someone who works in front of a computer all day, you’re probably sitting too long. It’s possible you’re actually sitting for more hours than you’re...

Red Velvet Pancakes: Heart Healthy Dessert Dec 13th, 2017

Servings: 5Size: 2 pancakes + cream cheese toppingCalories: 231Fat: 4 gProtein: 7 gCarb: 43 gFiber: 2 gSugar: 24 gSodium: 436 mgIngredients:For the cream cheese topping (makes 3/4 cup):2 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese (recommended: Philadelphia)3 tbsp plain fat free yogurt3 tbsp honey1 tbsp fat-free milkFor the pancakes:1/2 cup white...

Fundamentals of Degenerated Discs Disease Explained Dec 13th, 2017

Symptoms: Symptoms of Degenerative Disc usually occur with neck pain or lower back pain, and range from mild discomfort to severe pain. Range of motion is often limited, especially with twisting, bending or reaching. Pain and stiffness occur after the person is at rest, sitting or in the morning upon wakening....

Tips for Running with Arthritis Dec 13th, 2017

You love to run, but your body doesn’t agree.  In fact, all those years running marathons or running on the weekends has put its toll on your joints.  If you are like me, you reminisce about the time when you did not have pain after ONE mile into the run....

Is there a connection between arthritis and temperature change? Dec 13th, 2017

Is there a connection between arthritis and temperature change? Most of us know someone or have heard of someone who supposedly can predict the weather based solely on how their joints feel or how their arthritis flares up.  If you don’t have an arthritic condition, you probably take this with a...

What Is Stenosis? Symptoms and Causes Dec 13th, 2017

Symptoms:  Symptoms of spinal stenosis include pain in the region of your back where the stenosis occurs, and/or numbness, tingling and/or weakness in the arms or legs.  Symptoms are usually worse when standing straight or leaning backwards, and less severe when leaning or bending forward.  Signs of severe stenosis include altered sensations around...

Sarapin Natural Medicine for Pain Dec 13th, 2017

Have you ever heard of Sarapin? Odds are you probably haven’t. However, if you have ever suffered from chronic back, neck, or joint pain the odds are overwhelming that you have probably heard of cortisone.  So what do these two medicines have in common?  They can both be used to treat...

5 Tips: Gardening with Arthritis Dec 13th, 2017

You understand first-hand the benefits of gardening.  The most obvious benefit is the simple enjoyment of creating something by hand.  For people that do not regularly exercise gardening gets the body moving and it strengthens the cardiovascular system, engages muscles, and makes the body more flexible. Since most spring gardens...

Sicilian Rice Ball Casserole Dec 13th, 2017

INGREDIENTS:2 cups uncooked long grain rice1 3/4 teaspoons kosher salt1 (2.5 oz) sweet Italian sausage link, casing removed10 oz (.65 lbs) 93% lean ground turkey1/4 cup onion, mincedblack pepper5 oz frozen peas2 cups homemade tomato sauce1 large egg, 1 egg white1/2 cup pecorino romano (or parmesan)cooking spray4 tbsp seasoned breadcrumbs,...

What Is Bursitis? Dec 13th, 2017

Symptoms:  Symptoms of bursitis include pain, soreness, swelling, loss of range of motion, achy or stiff sensations, and pain with direct pressure.  The pain is usually localized near a joint (where any 2 bones meet together), most commonly at the shoulders, elbows, knees and hips, which are joints that perform frequent,...

Importance of Maintaining Healthy Weight Dec 13th, 2017

Move more, eat less. Turning off the television and skipping the sugary drinks are two ways to get started.Your weight, your waist size, and the amount of weight gained since your mid-20s can have serious health implications. These factors can strongly influence your chances of developing the following diseases and...

Scar Tissue Pain Relief Dec 13th, 2017

Scar tissue that forms after surgery or injury can be painful and cause a great deal of discomfort. If injuries do not heal properly, more scar tissue can form and it can be even more painful.  Keep reading to learn more about what causes scar tissue pain and how you...