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Therapeutic Exercises for a Posterior Herniated Disc

Posterior herniated discs are common in today's sedentary society. The herniated discs occur in the lumbar--lower--region of the back and tend to result in back and/or leg pain (sciatica). A lumbar herniated disc is often referred to as a pinched nerve, bulging disk, ruptured disk, or a slipped disk...More...

Description of a Transesophageal Echocardiogram

If you have ever noticed your heartbeat skipping rather than beating at a steady pace, your doctor may recommend an echocardiogram. This test uses pictures and data to describe heart function. The photographs may seem as nonsensical to the untrained; however, your doctor uses them to determine if yo...More...

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression Pain Relief Without Drugs

Back pain is a condition that affects many people for many different reasons. Some people have a bad back from an injury due to an accident or fall. Others have spinal pain due to a congenital defect or due to some other natural cause. Treatment for such pain can come in the form of a surgical remed...More...

Healing a Stretched Bladder

A stretched bladder can be the result of age or experiencing numerous pregnancies. When a bladder becomes stretched, the bladder muscles give the wrong messages to the brain and you may experience an urgent need to go to the bathroom and may not make it. You have lost control over your bladder and s...More...

What Is Dupuytren’s Contracture and What Causes It?

Dupuytrens contracture is a condition that causes tightening of the tissues within the palm of the hand and fingers. There are a few options for the treatment of Dupuytren's contracture. Dupuytrens treatment may require surgery to remove the tightened bands of tissue, however, less-invasive tre...More...

Tips for Bulging Disc in a Dog's Back

Watching a pet dog suffer is difficult and can cause your heart to ache, especially when the pain radiates from a part of his body that is affected by almost every movement -- his back. When bulging disks happen, they can signify a variety of different problems. Your dog can be treated to alleviate ...More...

About Fibromyalgia Causes

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that affects two percent of Americans. Fibromyalgia causes pain throughout the muscles, ligaments and tendons of the afflicted individual. Fibromyalgia also makes its sufferers feel tired much of the time and sensitive spots on their body where a mere touch will t...More...

How Do I Find A Good Orthopedic Surgeon?

Information and tips for finding an orthopedic surgeon. Finding a good doctor can be a difficult task. Here are resources for you to find the best orthopedic doctor in your area....More...

Synvisc

Synvisc is a type of treatment for arthritis of the knee. Synvisc is thought to work by replacing the building blocks of cartilage. Is is still too early to tell how well Synvisc works....More...

What Is Cartilage?

Cartilage is a connective tissue found throughout the body. It is made up of chondrocytes: specialized cells that are responsible for the creation and maintenance of the cartilaginous matrix. The cartilaginous matrix is simply the structure of cartilage and is supported by chondrocytes, elastin, c...More...

The Right Way to Ice an Injury

Learn how to properly ice an injury to speed your recovery. Using ice can help decrease inflammation and swelling with many common conditions....More...

7 Types Of Warts - Plantar, Palmer, Flat, Filimore Warts and More

You see them depicted on the noses of scary witches at Halloween and you imagine that they come from handling frogs. You expect to see kids with them more than adults, and actually you'd be correct; more children do suffer from the many types of warts than adults. What you might not know, howev...More...

Menopause & Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a big health concern among middle-aged women who are entering menopause. This condition can cause bones to become fragile, which often leads to a fracture....More...

Should You Wear a Knee Brace After ACL Surgery?

Knee braces are commonly prescribed after an ACL reconstruction surgery. Are knee braces necessary if an ACL surgery has been performed? Will the knee brace prevent re-injury to the ACL? Learn about the use of knee braces after ACL reconstruction surgery....More...