When it comes to “pain relieving products,” there is definitely no shortage.
Perhaps you’ve run across pitches on late night TV commercials, magazines, websites or email spam about the latest “miracle” pain relief device or medicinal product. Chances are, they either don’t work or don’t work as well as advertised.
When on any day an estimated […]
When I ran a large chiropractic practice in San Francisco’s Financial District during the late 1990s to 2002 about half of the cases I saw involved upper extremity pain due to “overuse.” They went by the names repetitive strain injuries (RSIs), cumulative trauma disorders, tendonitis, epicondylitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, stenosing tenosynovitis or just overuse syndrome.
Lumbar traction is one of the things you can do to manage low back pain yourself, and not have to spend $$ on the chiropractor or physical therapist.
It involves stretching the lumbar spine in the axial plane; i.e. length-wise; causing slight separation between the vertebral bodies and smaller facet joints. The traction force has […]
I am often asked, “What supplements or nutrients have the strongest pain relief qualities?”
Great question. After all, most people these days worry about the side effects of popular over-the-counter and prescription drugs. Thanks to the wide reach of the internet, almost everyone knows about the dangers of drugs such as ibuprofen (kidney damage), aspirin […]
Is it Possible to Cure Pain By Yourself?
Last week, I wrote an article about the Three Paradigms of Health Care. Just to clarify, paradigm in this sense means “a typical example or pattern of perceiving or doing something,” such as society’s paradigm of the “ideal” family.
A paradigm doesn’t carry implications of […]
The Evolving Paradigm of Health Care
Health care. It’s one of those things that’s talked about regularly that carries sub-conscious assumptions.
I’d like to ask you today, “What does health care mean to YOU?”
You might say:
“Health care is being able to see a doctor whenever I need to, for a health-related complaint.”
Here’s a quick health tip I’ve been meaning to share with your for a while– “grounding,” or “Earthing.”
Your body is a mass of cells, water and organic matter comprised of molecules. These molecules are made of atoms bonded to one another. And, there is the constant activity of biochemical reactions that produce mobile molecules […]
Sciatica is a disorder involving pain in the buttock that may radiate down the leg and is characterized by:
Deep, sharp pain in the buttock and/or leg that is worse when sitting and bending forward at the waist Sometimes accompanied by lower back pain Burning or tingling sensation down the leg and sometimes foot Weakness, […]
Cartilage, more specifically hyaline cartilage lines the ends of long bones in joints, protecting them from abrasion during movement and weight bearing. It is also found in the nose, ribs and ear.
Unlike muscle, organ and skin which is mostly comprised of cells, cartilage itself is mostly comprised of a matrix secreted by cells […]
Sometimes when you injure an ankle, wrist, knee, finger or other joint, the pain doesn’t go away entirely. A nagging soreness remains, months and even years later, and your joint is not at 100% capacity.
A ligament connects one bone to another; whereas a tendon connects a muscle to a bone.
A sprain refers to an injured […]