It is estimated that approximately 45 million Americans complain of headaches each year, which comes to nearly 17% of the population. While some can be minor and go away quickly, others can become serious, and require daily treatment of some sort. The big question is, how do you know what type of headache you have in order to find the correct relief?
An abnormal curve of the spine, resembling an “S” or “C” may be scoliosis, a common musculoskeletal disorder. Scoliosis is especially common in adolescents but can affect adults as well, often for varying reasons.
September is World Alzheimer’s Month. This international campaign was started in 2012 to raise awareness of the challenges and stigma that surrounds dementia. Did you know that two of every three people globally have little to no understanding of the problems that Alzheimer’s can cause?
A pinched nerve can occur in multiple places in your body but is very common in the neck and back. Sometimes a pinched nerve will go away on its own, but if the symptoms do not go away within a few weeks, treatment may be necessary.
There are several different types of seizures, including grand mal seizures. Grand mal seizures, also known as generalized tonic-clonic seizures, include a loss of consciousness and violent muscle contractions. Though this is the type of seizure most people picture when they think of seizures, it’s not common for a person with epilepsy to have a grand mal seizure more than once.
Nearly everyone will experience some type of stress in their lives. Stress can be caused by a variety of factors including, work, money, health, family and a laundry list of other items that are often unavoidable. You may know that long periods of stress and anxiety can leave you feeling tired and worn out, but did you know that it can have serious long-term effects on your health?
It is recommended that those with epilepsy avoid alcohol completely if possible. But, since you may want to go out with friends or celebrate a special occasion, this may be an unrealistic expectation. It is important to know the facts about how alcohol affects your body.
So you’ve picked up basketball as a new sport at the gym and are experiencing back pain that you’ve never felt before. Or maybe you’re just seeing that a lot of your favorite NBA players are out for a few games due to a back injury. Either way, the common trend is that a high activity sport like basketball and back pain seem to go hand in hand.
Sports can be a fun and exciting way to stay active in the winter, but you must take precaution when playing any sport to avoid potential injury. There are over 200,000 cases of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, every year. Traumatic Brain Injury is a blanket term that is used to cover any blunt, sharp, neurological or chemical trauma to the head that causes impaired brain activity.