Diabetes is often accompanied by diabetic neuropathy. Here is some basic information on the condition.
Connection between diabetes & nerve damage
Diabetes is typically damaging to the nervous system. In fact, about 2 in 3 people who have diabetes also suffer from neuropathy, according to federal statistics.... Read More
Yoga has become an increasingly popular form of exercise. It is a natural, safe, and effective way to treat chronic pain in the lower back.
More people trying yoga
You may have noticed that yoga has become much more popular in recent years. That’s actually backed up... Read More
One form of pain that patients typically experience is sciatica. However, many people don’t understand exactly what sciatica is and what they can do to treat it.
The basics on sciatica
Sciatica is pain and related symptoms that result when the sciatic nerve is pinched or aggravated.... Read More
The necessity of protecting your neck
Incredibly, every 17 seconds in the United States, a driver gets rear-ended. Unfortunately, a lot of vehicles, particularly ones manufactured prior to 2009, don’t have good whiplash safeguards. Whiplash is incredibly common and can even happen when the car that... Read More
Sciatica is typically excruciating and can sometimes be disabling. A few simple exercises can help with pain relief.
What is sciatica?
Sciatica is actually a name for a symptom – pain that stems from pressure on or aggravation of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is longer... Read More
Inflammation is an important part of the natural healing process. However, joints and other areas of the body can sometimes become chronically inflamed, which can lead to degeneration of the tissue. Inflammation is also a critical component of life-threatening illnesses including cancer, obesity, and cardiovascular... Read More
Weight gain during pregnancy can cause lower back pain
Depending on a woman’s weight prior to pregnancy, the standard recommendations suggest that women should put on between 15 and 40 pounds. Women often gain more than that, though. For instance, Mothering Magazine user justKate of Gloucester... Read More
The dictionary definition of arthritis is simple: it’s inflammation of the joints. Actually, though, the word encompasses about 200 rheumatic conditions related to the joints and the structures around them.
Arthritis – what exactly is it?
The most commonplace form of arthritis is osteoarthritis, followed by rheumatoid... Read More
Alignment is critical to alleviating the symptoms of runner’s knee and other pain conditions, and orthotics can help create balance. A startup in Manhattan is attempting to glamorize these foot health supports. Beware.
Posture and pain conditions
Posture can be a major contributor to pain conditions. Simple... Read More
Introduction: dangers of prolonged sitting
If you want to understand low back pain, start with a look at our sedentary lifestyle.
On average worldwide, people sit 7.7 hours per day – in some cultures as much as 15 hours for every 24-hour cycle. That sedentary lifestyle, common... Read More
An orthopedic surgeon who performs hundreds of joint replacements each year says that the next generation of treatments will be nonsurgical. He gives his advice on how to talk with your doctor, along with a basic 4-step action plan.
Renowned surgeon on surgical avoidance
In The Tragical... Read More
Sciatica is pain that radiates down the buttocks and through the back of the legs, arising from nerve compression in the lower back. The physical sensations follow the route of the sciatic nerve, which extends from the lumbar spine to the feet.
Officially called lumbar radiculopathy,... Read More