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Spinal Fracture: Cement No Better Than Sham

Spinal Fracture: Cement No Better Than Sham

A popular treatment for painful spinal compression fractures works no better than sham therapy in patients with osteoporosis, according to two new studies published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.......[Read More]
How to Relieve Pain From a Dislocated Hip

How to Relieve Pain From a Dislocated Hip

Dislocating your hip or any other joint in your body can be a painful experience. You need to seek medical attention for a hip dislocation so your bones can be put back in their normal positions. A dislocated hip takes longer to heal than other joints, and you might need several months to recover fu......[Read More]
Lip Numbness Causes

Lip Numbness Causes

Lip numbness is often referred to as lip paresthesias, which is the term used to describe any abnormal feeling in the lips, including numbness and tingling. There are a number of allergic reactions that can cause tingling or numbing sensations in the lips, but lip numbness isn't strictly caused by a......[Read More]
Summary of Stem Cell Treatments

Summary of Stem Cell Treatments

Stem CellsStem cells are the root cells from which all of the body's other cells come from. All of the body's organ and functions begin with stem cells. By studying stem cells, researchers hope to learn more about diseases and why they occur. Once more data is collected, physicians then.........[Read More]
Herniated Disc Remedies

Herniated Disc Remedies

The cartilage that surrounds a spinal disc sometimes pushes out through a tear and enters the spine, irritating spinal nerves. This irritation causes back pain that can be debilitating. Fortunately, with care, the herniated disc will eventually heal on its own. Until the disc heals, the only real co......[Read More]
Two Studies Suggest Statins Have a Role in Osteoporosis Prevention

Two Studies Suggest Statins Have a Role in Osteoporosis Prevention

More than 10 million Americans, mostly postmenopausal women, have the bone-wasting disease called osteoporosis, but soon doctors may have new drugs to both treat and prevent the disease and -- as a bonus -- the treatment will also reduce the risk of heart attack.......[Read More]
Complications of Total Knee Replacements

Complications of Total Knee Replacements

Knee replacement surgery is an ordeal. Although in most cases the surgery is hugely successful, there are some problems to look out for. Knowing what they are can help patients who are recovering from this surgery.......[Read More]
Joint Pain - Orthotics

Joint Pain - Orthotics

Joint pain can result from many different conditions including arthritis, sprains, and misalignment. Often, joint pain results from poor foot arch function due to misalignment of the foot. Prevention and relief can usually be found simply by using good quality Orthotic Arch Support Insoles.......[Read More]
How to Carry an Injured Person by Yourself During First Aid

How to Carry an Injured Person by Yourself During First Aid

If someone is injured and needs to be moved fast, and if you don't suspect a spinal injury (see "How to Rule out a Spinal Cord Injury"), use the following technique to carry the injured person.......[Read More]
Five Functions of the Human Skeletal System

Five Functions of the Human Skeletal System

The human skeletal system is comprised of about 206 separate bones plus associated cartilage, tendons and ligaments. This system takes up 20 percent of the body's total weight. Bones are formed from much softer cartilage as we mature from infants to adults. The skeletal system, a living.........[Read More]
Joint & Muscle Pain Symptoms With Heat & Humidity

Joint & Muscle Pain Symptoms With Heat & Humidity

Anyone suffering from joint and muscle pain is apt to tell you he can predict the weather based on how badly he is aching and the stiffness and pain coming from his joints. This is not a fallacy. Heat and humidity, cold weather and changes in barometric pressure, affect a person’s joints and m......[Read More]
Living With Osteoporosis - prevention videos

Living With Osteoporosis - prevention videos

With exercise and leading a healthy lifestyle, one woman strives to combat her family history of Osteoporosis.......[Read More]
What Causes Charley Horses in the Calves?

What Causes Charley Horses in the Calves?

A Charlie horse, or charley horse, is a muscle cramp that occurs when muscles involuntarily contract and aren't able to relax. Skeletal muscles are the most prone to cramping, which occurs in the calf, thigh and arch of the foot. Charlie horses have a number of causes, many of which can be relieved ......[Read More]
How to Treat Leg Ulcers

How to Treat Leg Ulcers

Leg ulcers are sores or wounds that either do not heal, or keep coming back. They may be caused by poor circulation, diabetes, kidney failure, infection and pressure from lying in the same position for long periods of time. Leg ulcers can be difficult to treat, but they can be managed. You need to ......[Read More]
Natural Remedy for High Uric Acid

Natural Remedy for High Uric Acid

High levels of uric acid in the body cause conditions from gout to kidney trouble. Treatment for high uric acid levels can include medications that have side effects and can be costly. Treatment can also include lifestyle changes such as abstaining from alcohol, eating a special diet and maintaining......[Read More]
How to Recover From Spine Surgery

How to Recover From Spine Surgery

If you are suffering from a condition requiring spinal surgery, such as a severely herniated disc, degeneration or stenosis, you are looking for the surgery to restore movement and strength to your back. Some surgery is more invasive than others and requires a longer recovery period, but all spine s......[Read More]
Exercise vs Decompressive Surgery for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Exercise vs Decompressive Surgery for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

How does land based exercise compare to decompressive surgery in the management of lumbar spinal stenosis?......[Read More]
Home Treatment for Gout

Home Treatment for Gout

Gout can occur when your kidneys fail to effectively eliminate uric acid, which can cause severe joint pain and redness that can last days as acid crystallizes around joints. Fortunately, home treatment for gout has been known to help many sufferers alleviate the problems and prevent future attacks.......[Read More]
Tactile Acuity Training for Those With Chronic Low Back Pain

Tactile Acuity Training for Those With Chronic Low Back Pain

Can tactile acuity training improve pain and function in patients with chronic low back pain?......[Read More]
Nonsurgical Scoliosis Treatments

Nonsurgical Scoliosis Treatments

All spines are curved when observed from the side, but a normal spine is straight when viewed from the front. However, according to the National Scoliosis Foundation, about two to three percent of the population have spines deformed enough to warrant treatment.......[Read More]