Many patients visit us in tears, desperate for relief for persistent sciatic pain. Sciatica often causes unbearable discomfort in the lower back, butt, legs and feet. Some patients experience a constant burning sensation, while others have tingling, loss of motion or numbness. You may even experience all of these symptoms at once.
Working from home became unavoidable for many students and employees once COVID-19 arrived. Because of this, screen time has increased by more than 500% for kids this year. Most adults are also logging plenty of digital media usage in 2020.
Winter brings an alluring combo of fresh fallen snow, crisp weather & holiday festivities. Unfortunately, viruses and other icky ailments often spoil the fun. Strengthen your immune system so you can enjoy the winter, whether you’re planning to decorate your home for the holidays or build a snowman with your loved ones. We’ve got seven easy-to-implement tips to help you enhance your immunity all season long.
Unless you’re an athlete, you may not realize how often you use your shoulders. Overuse, misuse and accidents or injuries can cause damage the rotator cuff, and a rotator cuff injury can strike anyone, from parents who clean up after energetic kiddos to folks who love working in their yards.
Whether you’re practicing yoga outdoors, trying a virtual Zumba class, or learning how to meditate, one thing is certain: caring for yourself with physical activity and mindfulness is important for your overall health and well-being.
Whiplash is a serious neck injury that occurs when trauma-related hyperextension damages your soft tissue. This often happens when rapid movement mimics a whip, causing your neck to quickly snap back and forth. Millions of people develop whiplash each year, yet patients are often surprised when they receive a whiplash diagnosis. Symptoms don’t always appear immediately after an injury, so you might assume your neck pain stems from fatigue or overuse. That’s why it’s wise to visit NorthEast Spine and Sports Medicine right away if you notice potential signs of a serious neck injury.
The discs in your spine are designed to support your body as you work, play, and sleep. Unfortunately, sometimes these discs move out of their correct slots. When this happens, the nucleus of a disc pushes through the disc’s rubbery exterior. This can damage your spinal canal and also result in nerve compression or other unpleasant issues.
Everyone gets caught off-balance from time to time. It’s only natural to trip over, fall, and find yourself unable to recover equilibrium. Though most people learn how to make up for this throughout their lives, and it’s rare to find adults falling down, those who struggle with inner ear problems can find themselves dealing with a range of symptoms that affect their balance.