Doesn’t it seem like yesterday the kids were singing “School’s out for summer”? With the end of the summer approaching it can only mean one thing, back to school time. Kids are anxiously awaiting to see what classrooms they have and what friends will be with them. They are constantly growing so new clothes and shoes are always needed, lists of school supplies required are mailed to the house, and of course the ever so important backpack is a must have.
If you suffer from arthritis, you know all about inflammation. Inflammation is a process by which the body’s white blood cells and chemicals protect us from infection with foreign substances, such as bacteria and viruses. However, in some diseases, like arthritis, the body’s defense system, the immune system, triggers an inflammatory response when there are no foreign substances to fight off. In these diseases, called autoimmune diseases, the body’s normally protective immune system causes damage to its own tissues. The body responds as if normal tissues are infected or somehow abnormal.
Most people will experience some type of low back pain in their lifetimes in fact, we just wrote a blog post about the “Do’s and Don’ts of Back Pain” a few weeks ago. Did you know that some of your everyday habits could be contributing to your pain? Here are some surprising causes of low back pain.
Back in January we wrote a blog post about herniated discs called “Herniated Discs Explained”. We wanted to put some more information out there about herniated discs and how to live with them by putting together a guide of do’s and do not’s and some tips on how to get some relief from discomfort caused by herniated discs.
We all know how important sleep is. Adults generally need 7 to 9 hours of sleep but, some only need as few as 6 hours as other may require as much as 10 hours of sleep each night. Infants require about 14-15 hours of sleep a day and teenagers need about 8.5 to 9.5 hours of sleep per night. What if there was a direct correlation between a lack of sleep and sports injuries, especially in young athletes?
Participation in organized sports in on the rise according to the U.S Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and nearly 30 million children and adolescents participate in youth sports in the United States. Of course occasional bumps and bruises are expected when kids play sports, but with the increase in play, it has led to some startling statistics about injuries among America’s young athletes.
Cold laser therapy is one of a several treatment options available today to aid in healing and pain management. In December, we published a blog post about cold laser therapy and how it works called, “It’s Cold Out—But Cold Laser Therapy is Not”. As with any treatment option presented to you, there are advantages and disadvantages. We wanted to shed some more light on cold laser therapy to help you gain an even better understanding of this method of treatment.
Whether it’s due to an injury or illness, millions of people suffer from back pain. In fact, according to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, four out of five people will have lower-back pain symptoms in their lives. Just because your back hurts it doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to take it easy. Exercise is one of the best ways to get rid of back pain and keep it from returning.
After the winter we’ve had, the spring season is a welcomed change. As we know, with spring comes that pollen that turns even the darkest color car green with stuff that makes your eyes itch. So of course, what comes hand-in-hand with the changeover into warmer weather? Allergies.