How Back Pain Can Be Treated

Back pain can put a big strain on how well you are able to move around, especially when it is severe. If you have been taking over-the-counter medication to relieve the pain, but never see a great improvement, it is time to visit a back specialist. If your spine is fractured, it is the type of condition that must be treated before it becomes worse. You don’t want to end up suffering from paralysis due to not getting treated by a professional. Take a look at this article to learn about some of the treatment methods that might be necessary based on the severity of your condition. 1. You Will Have to Wear a Brace to Support Your Back The best way to get rid of back pain is to allow it to heal naturally if possible. If your back is constantly moving and your spine is irritated, it can take longer to heal. It is possible that you will need to wear a brace that can keep your spine as still as possible. You will still be able...

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Cementing Your Spine To Its Sticking Place: Bizarre Spinal Compression Treatments That Work

Spinal compression fractures are more common with elderly patients who have osteoporosis, but they can occur in younger patients too. Regardless of your age and the reason for your fractured vertebra(e), there are lots of ways to treat it. If the primary ways to treat your spine are unsuccessful or they leave you with ongoing pain, your doctor may decide that cement is the answer for your fractured backbones. Here is more on the two procedures that use cement as the primary substance for spinal compression fractures. Kyphoplasty Kyphoplasty uses a quick-set cement in a syringe and an inflatable surgical balloon to “harden” the fractured vertebra(e). It is typically used when the fractured areas on your vertebra(e) are not on the surface, but underneath, behind, or between the other bones in your back. The balloon very gently inflates to create a better access point for the surgeon. Then the surgeon injects the cement into this space, coating the revealed fracture and cementing that vertebra(e) in place. The procedure is often done with a very small incision in your back. However, the...

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Why Foot Pain Might Develop

Are you ready to get rid of the pain in your feet so you can become more active during the day? If the pain has become severe to the extent of you not wanting to wear shoes for a long time, getting help from a podiatrist is ideal. You must understand that there are numerous foot conditions that can cause pain, and it is possible that you are suffering from more than one of them. Below, you will find out what can possibly cause your feet to be in so much pain. The Joint in Your Large Toe is Dislocated A dislocated joint in one or both big toes is one of the common causes of foot pain. The condition is referred to as having bunions, and it is typically caused from wearing shoes that are not big enough for your feet. One of the most frustrating things about bunions is that they protrude out, which causes them to rub against your shoes. As the protruding joints rub against the material of your shoes when walking is done, it...

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5 Tips For Feeling More Full

You have started your weight loss plan and are excited to get fit and healthy. The problem is that you feel hungry all the time. Many individuals at the beginning of their diets feel this way, but all hope is not lost. If you change some of your eating habits, you can feel more satisfied. Here are five helpful tips for feeling more full: Include Protein in Every Meal Protein will fill you up better than any other nutrient, so it is essential to eat it with every meal. For example, you could have two eggs and a couple slices of turkey bacon for breakfast. Other good sources of protein include chicken, fish, peanut butter, and lentils. Drink More Water Water does not just flush all toxins out of your body; it can also help you feel more full. It fills up your stomach and prevents you from overeating. Aim to drink at least eight cups of water every day. If you get bored with plain water, try adding a lemon or lime to it. Eat More Fiber Fiber-rich...

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Walk-In Tubs—How Does The Door Prevent Leaks?

If you have an elderly loved one who is unstable on their feet or who cannot bathe without assistance, then you should think about installing a walk-in tub or bathtub with a door in your home. If you purchase one of these tubs, then you may concerned about the function of the door and how it may or may not keep leaks at bay. If this is a concern of yours, then keep reading to learn about some facts about the tubs and how leaks are prevented. The Door Locks Walk-in tubs almost always come with doors. While the doors may differ from model to model, a typical one will be u-shaped and open inward toward the tub. When the tub door is closed, a handle must be turned to lock the door in place. There are several different handles that can be chosen, including roman, bowling ball, and quick-twist devices. These handles are usually easy to activate, since many walk-in tubs are made for senior-citizen use. However, the handle will not hold all of the weight of the body....

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8 Ways To Treat Your Sinusitis Naturally

If recurring sinus infections are interfering with your quality of life, you may be looking for an effective solution. Sinus infections cause stuffy nose and drainage as well as facial pressure and headache pain. While over-the-counter medications may relieve your symptoms, they may cause unpleasant side effects. Oral decongestants may cause sleeplessness or raise the blood pressure, while antihistamines often cause drowsiness. However, there are natural remedies that can relieve the symptoms issues. You might want to try the following methods to see if they work for you: 1. Try Steam Inhalation Therapy This may be in the way of a warm, steamy shower, or inhaling the steam vapors from a pot of hot water. Alternatively, you may purchase a compact personal steam inhaler with plastic hood. Simply heat water in the vessel to produce steam and breath in the soothing vapors. Inhaling steam generally helps to open clogged nasal passages and restore freer breathing through the nose. Steam penetrates the sinus cavities naturally, without producing unwanted side effects. Steam is also a natural expectorant, helping you to expel...

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5 Uses for CBD That Might Surprise You

Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is an ingredient in cannabis. It’s not THC and won’t make you high, but it has some incredible benefits. CBD, easily taken through a vape pen, can transform the lives of people who suffer from certain illnesses or issues. Here are five ways that CBD could improve your life.  Treating Post–Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD is a mental health condition that can affect people who have suffered some type of traumatic experience such as being abused, witnessing a violent act, or being in combat. Medical marijuana has been approved in many places for helping people with the anxiety caused by PTSD, but it turns out that CBD without the THC can be helpful as well.  If you are living with the stress and strain of PTSD, you may actually find that CBD alone is more helpful than medical marijuana. This is because the cannabidiol sedates the nerves and can balance anxiety while the THC has psychoactive effects that could increase feelings of paranoia and stress.  Beating Cigarette Addiction Are you trying to quit smoking cigarettes?...

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Young Children and Nut Allergies: 4 Ways You Can Help Children Stay Safe

As a parent, you want to protect your children at all times, but there are times when you can’t physically be with them. During these times, they have to watch out for themselves. If your child has a nut allergy, these are the times that you worry about. An allergic reaction to nuts is serious and can sometimes be life threatening. During an allergic reaction, symptoms may start out mild, but they can quickly escalate into anaphylaxis, which can be deadly. Since you can’t be with your young child at all times, you have to give them the tools to protect themselves. Here’s how. Teach Them Teach your child about their nut allergy using terms they can understand. For example, you can tell them that there are foods that will make them very sick. Refer to foods that can make them sick as unsafe. You can also use the term safe to describe foods that they can eat. If you have difficulty explaining your child’s allergy using language that they can understand, read them a book about nut allergies. There...

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School Prep: 3 Conditions Your Child’s Optomotrist Will Check For

With school underway, now is the time to have your child’s eyes checked. Even if you do not suspect a problem, it is still best to have your child examined by an optometrist to ensure that their eyes are in good health so they do not encounter any headaches or eye pain during the school year. The following are some things the optometrist will check for during your child’s eye exam: Astigmatism Astigmatism is a refractive error. This affects how the eyes focus on light. Those with astigmatism are not able to process light correctly with the retina. The eye instead has many different points that it focuses on in front of or behind the retina. If your child squints a lot when they are attempting to focus on something, especially when reading, mention this to the eye doctor at the appointment. Complaints of headaches can also indicate this problem. Your child will likely need glasses to correct this issue. Amblyopia Amblyopia, also commonly known as lazy eye, is when the vision of one or both eyes is decreased....

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How Young Is Too Young for Lasik Surgery?

If your child has suffered from vision problems throughout his or her life, you may be tired of the expense and hassle associated with glasses and contact lenses but assume that laser vision correction (lasik) isn’t yet an option. While some physicians won’t perform this surgery on anyone under the age of 18 because of the vision changes that can continue through the teen years and into adulthood, there may be some factors that can work in your child’s favor when it comes to obtaining this treatment at a younger age. Read on to learn more about this procedure and what you’ll want to consider when presenting it as an option for your visually impaired child. When is a child too young for lasik? There’s no strict minimum age for this surgery; however, most physicians will refuse to perform laser vision correction on younger children and teens because their vision will often continue to change. On the other hand, if your child has had the same prescription for several years and hasn’t complained of any changes in vision, he...

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A Guide to the Unpredictable Nature of Epilepsy

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