If you go running, lift weights or engage in arduous activity like a long hike, you probably feel good right afterwards. But after two days, you notice soreness and stiffness have suddenly appeared all over your body, especially in your legs, making walking a chore. This condition is called Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, or DOMS […]
Tension headaches are common to millions of people. While most cases are not debilitating (enough to incapacitate the sufferer), they still can impact one’s ability to perform and produce.
The cause of headache pain is difficult to pinpoint as there are currently no diagnostic tests that can provide a definitive answer. But there are definite, […]
Just like how sciatica/ leg pain is usually caused by a bulging disc in the lower back or by a muscle pinching the nerve, arm pain and/or numbness & tingling is usually caused by a bulging disc in the neck or by a muscle pinching a cervical (neck) nerve root or plexus.
The nerve roots […]
Most cases of sciatica involve a bulging disc in the low back pressing on the S1 nerve root, left or right side; less commonly on both sides. The S1 nerve root is one of several that form the sciatic nerve, the largest/ thickest nerve in the body that controls muscle contraction and sensation in the […]
In terms of the most prevalent types of spinal pain affecting the general population, neck pain closely trails lower back pain.
For the low back (lumbar spine) it’s easy to see why pain in this area is common: the lumbar spine bears the weight of your upper body in the standing and sitting positions and is a […]
It’s probably a safe bet to assume that people with chronic lower back pain are more likely than not to be overweight or obese. Although there are a few exceptions related to genetic disorders and medical conditions–thyroid disease, Cushing’s syndrome, depression– those who are overweight got that way because they are less physically active and do not eat […]
When your low back hurts, you know the next couple of days aren’t going to be fun. Your low back, or lumbar spine is like the foundation of a house: it bears and balances all the weight above it, so if there are mechanical problems, the whole structure is affected. In fact, some cases of low […]
Light in the visible red spectrum has noted therapeutic benefits, and it does this by enhancing cellular energy and signaling. When an injured cell has more available energy, it can repair itself faster and activate certain other biological processes involved in healing. Red light in this wavelength does not generate much heat, so […]
If you have pain or aches in your joints, tendons or muscles that varies in intensity but never seems to go away, you might be experiencing oxidative stress to these areas. Oxidative stress is the cumulative effects of oxidation, a chemical reaction where electrons are stripped off tissues by reactive oxygen species (ROS). ROS or free radicals are atoms […]
The color of red has a psychological connection to stopping– stop signs, stop lights, red warning signs and so on. And, it turns out that visible light in the red bandwidth may stop pain to some degree.
The use of red light to reduce pain, inflammation and swelling and to promote wound healing has been known […]