Being told that you have a herniated, ruptured, or bulging disc can sound very bad. In fact, when we look at the picture of an MRI, it does look bad at times. In this article, I want to talk a bit about what happens to these bad looking things that are seen on MRIs over time. Are we really doomed with one of these diagnosis?..........
All of these are common recommendations provided by healthcare practitioners, personal trainers, massage therapists, chiropractors, and of course, my favorite.....Google. [...]
About 12% of adults in the U.S. have painful arthritic knees that limit their mobility. This reduction in mobility and overall activity level make them more susceptible to more serious conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity.
The general thought today is that surgery is the best way to “fix” this. However, new research is showing that exercise and conservative treatment for the arthritic knee is just as effective [...]
Statements like these are founded on the belief that our backs are fragile and need constant protection so that we do not get pain. The image above is from the article and IS NOT accurate! I recently came across an article in Prevention Magazine which discusses how someone should sleep to avoid back pain. The link to the article is here www.prevention.com/health/sleep-energy/a22091441/best-sleeping-positions-lower-back-pain/. Unfortunately, like a lot of information in common media and magazines, the information in this article is not accurate and not supported by evidence. It incorrectly asserts that there is a "correct" position for us to maintain while we are sleeping in order to not "injure" our back. Statements like these are founded on the belief that our backs are fragile and need constant protection so that we do not get pain. The image above is from the article and IS NOT accurate! [..]