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Food Allergy Diet - Finding the Cause of Your Allergy

Posted on January 17, 2012

There are hundreds of different types of allergies. Some allergic reactions come from environmental causes, such as dust, pet dander, and pollen. Food allergies make up a large percentage of allergies found both in adults and children. Some food allergies are mild and cause minimal discomfort. Other food allergies can… Read More

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Back Pain - Understanding and Managing the Condition

Posted on January 12, 2012

When most of us hear the word “arthritis,” what we’re really picturing isn’t rheumatoid arthritis, but rather “osteoarthritis,” the most common form of the condition. The differences between the two forms vary drastically. Rheumatoid arthritis can be a crippling disease, and if you think you may be suffering from it,… Read More

Abdominal Strain - Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

Posted on December 29, 2011

Abdominal strain isn’t pretty. True, it’s a muscle strain, but unlike most other muscle strains, an abdominal muscle strain typically isn’t one you can sport with ease or dignity. They hurt; at best, they feel awkward internally, while also making you feel awkward as a social human being. Abdominal strains… Read More

What are the Causes of Lower Back Pain?

Posted on December 13, 2011

Lower back pain (also called lumbago) is pain in the lumbar region of the back, which is located just above the tailbone area.  Most Americans will experience pain in the lower back at some point in their lives, so this is a fairly common ailment. In 99% of these cases, the… Read More

Shoulder Pain Relief – Causes and Treatments

Posted on December 06, 2011

People develop aches and pains in their shoulders for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, they can be caused by something as simple as a pinched nerve. What Did I Do? Many of us get minor aches and pains from time to time, and in most cases they leave as quickly as they… Read More

Recovery from Lumbar Fusion

Posted on September 20, 2011

“Yikes! I’m having back surgery! Then what?” Lest you’re wondering what recovering from back surgery is like, here’s an idea of what to expect. Some of it may surprise you – even pleasantly! After you get home from the hospital . . . Which you were in for probably three to four days,… Read More

Medical Management for Ruptured Lumbar Discs

Posted on September 13, 2011

How much time have you got? There are multiple answers to this. Ruptured discs don’t discriminate against a person’s age – while the aging process does play a role, it’s not uncommon to find bulging, herniated, or ruptured discs on people of all ages. They can happen suddenly, say if… Read More

Chiropractic Manual Therapy - How it Can Help You

Posted on September 07, 2011

It’s sort of a mouthful, but basically it means hands-on therapy used for healing or lessening pain in many areas of the body. Quite often, a chiropractor will do spinal manipulation (or make “adjustments” to your spine) but that’s just one type of treatment among many others he or she… Read More

Spinal Stenosis Symptoms

Posted on September 06, 2011

How do you know you have spinal stenosis? There are many ways to detect (or at least suspect) whether the pain you may be feeling is being caused by spinal stenosis. Since the condition is caused by the narrowing of the spinal cord, it can create pain in a plethora of… Read More

Acupuncture and Effectiveness

Posted on August 30, 2011

While relatively new to the West, people have sought relief through acupuncture since ancient times The thought of having needles stuck in your body can be understandably less than desirable - and even downright scary, due to the perceived pain you anticipate having to endure. However, this pain-relieving modality has been… Read More