A spinal compression fracture is defined as a collapse of the vertebrae in the spine. This condition tends to be more common in people who suffer from osteoporosis, a disease that causes bones to become weak and brittle due to tissue loss. While severe spinal compression fractures may end up needing surgical treatment, many doctors tend to take a more conservative approach initially because many spinal compression fractures can heal on their own within a few months.
9 March 2017
One of the leading causes of death in the United States is cardiac arrest. In the even of an emergency every single second and especially minute counts. When cardiac arrest occurs the brains starts to suffer terrible damage within about 5 minutes. Each minute after the chances of surviving decreases ten percent. There are 300,000 deaths each year from cardiac arrest. It is estimated that this number would drop significantly if the surrounding witnesses new how to perform CPR.
23 February 2017
For the most part, birthmarks are merely a skin discoloration or a raised area you hardly ever think about. You were either born with the mark or it appeared sometime during your first year of life. You may notice that it fades or shrinks as you get older, or it may become more noticeable. All of this is perfectly normal and nothing to be concerned about. There are times, however, when it would be best to have a dermatologist look at it or remove it.
20 January 2017
Back pain is the leading cause of disability. Shockingly, nearly 80 percent of people experience back pain at some point in their lives. If you're experiencing back pain caused by an injury or medical condition, you're probably already seeing a physician to address your pain. However, did you know that your lifestyle may be making your pain worse or that it may make it impossible for you to completely get rid of your symptoms?
12 January 2017
Too often, many young and healthy people assume that having a primary care physician is a waste of time. This means that they won't take the time to find a care physician to help them with their health needs. The problem with this is that having a primary care physician is extremely important. Here are four main reasons why you need one: Get a Proper Diagnosis: When you have a primary care physician you visit regularly, if you ever fall ill for some reason, you are more likely to receive a proper diagnosis.
21 December 2016
If you are a woman who is going through menopause, it's important to stay up to date with your preventative medical care. While you are no longer in your child bearing years, this doesn't mean you can start skipping your yearly gynecological exam. In fact, as you get older, your chances of getting cancer will increase. Pelvic exams are one of the most important early detection tools when it comes to cervical and other cancers related to the female reproductive system.
18 November 2016
Just because you are an adult, doesn't mean that you are too old to get braces. In fact, there are so many important aesthetic and health reasons why you should consider getting them. It is becoming more and more common for adults to get braces, and orthodontists have done several things to help adults feel comfortable with getting braces. This article will discuss 3 excellent reasons why you should get braces as an adult.
18 November 2016
LASIK, or laser-assisted vision correction surgery, is a very common procedure now. If you have been considering it, it is best to see your optometrist first. You may be surprised to learn that not everyone is a good candidate for LASIK, and you may be one of these people. Instead, your optometrist may decide that RK, or radial keratotomy, is the more ideal surgical procedure for you. Here are some reasons why your optometrist might use RK (a somewhat outdated procedure) instead of LASIK for your eyes.
14 November 2016
Often, you do not intend to sleep on the sofa. You may lie down to watch TV, promising yourself that you will get up in a minute, brush your teeth, and head off to bed. Before you know it, you wake up freezing and cramped on the sofa at 5am with a nasty taste in your mouth and an irate spouse in the other room. Whenever possible, you should avoid these sofa-sleeping episodes.
28 October 2016
Knee pain can be hard to deal with, especially if your knees hurt much of the time. Unless you have had an injury to your knees, your pain can be caused by many things. One of these things is arthritis. Below is some information about this so you can get the help that you need to become pain free or at least reduce much of your pain. Arthritis According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, arthritis affects approximately 14% of adults that are 25 years and older.
12 September 2016