The spine, or backbone, protects the spinal cord and is critical to our ability to bend our backs and stand. The spine starts to become narrower when you have spinal stenosis. If you do begin to suffer from this disease, you may experience a lot of pain arising from compression of your spinal cord and nerves as the channel becomes increasingly narrower. While there are various causes of this condition, with a diagnosis of spinal stenosis, Bakersfield and Shafter patients can benefit from the expertise of a professional medical team that treats the source of their pain.
Electrochemical impulses travel between the brain and the body via the nerves. When a nerve becomes pinched (or compressed), you may suffer from muscular weakness and sensations such as pain, pins-and-needles, or loss of feeling. Permanent damage, evident in muscular atrophy and weakness, can arise from nerve compression.
According to the Global Burden of Disease 2010, more people suffer from low back pain than any other health condition. Annually, back pain symptoms impact half of all working people in the United States. The number of annual doctor visits for back pain is second only to upper-respiratory infections.
There are numerous reasons why back pain may occur. The likeliest cause is muscle spasms. This article provides information on the connection between spasms and pain; at-home treatment and prevention advice; and the best professional back spasms treatment Bakersfield or Shafter has to offer.
Chiropractic care has long been used to treat pain conditions in specific areas of the body, such as the back, neck, and head. More recently, it has been embraced for its holistic effect on stress. By getting adjustments through a chiropractor, patients can experience stress relief (as described below) along with other health benefits.
Tennis is an exciting and fast paced sport, and while it’s not considered as “high impact” as other sports like football or soccer, the quick and forceful movements involved can definitely be taxing on the muscles, joints and bones in the body. Almost 18 million Americans play the game annually, and according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, up to 78,000 seek medical care for an injury sustained on the court. How can you work on your backhand without becoming a scratch for the season?
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There are two types of inflammation; acute and chronic. Acute inflammation is a short-lived healthy immune system response and can present itself in many ways such as joint inflammation due to injury or as a response to illness such as bronchitis or a sore throat. This is the body using inflammation as part of the healing process. Chronic inflammation is persistent. It can also be present as joint inflammation like rheumatoid arthritis or in chronic disease such as heart disease, cancer and autoimmune diseases. This is when inflammation becomes a serious problem.
What Is Chronic Inflammation?
Inflammation is chronic when it goes from being a normal short-term response to a long term, persistent response that your body can’t turn off. Inflammation that was supposed to help your body heal is now capable of harming healthy tissue and causing long term, serious health issues by affecting your joints, digestive system, heart and more.
Scientists have long believed that music is a powerful way to impact the way our brains process information. In recent years, the evidence has shown that a soothing melody can actually deliver pain relief.
Musical Pain Relief?
When you touch a hot stove, an electrochemical signal is sent from your finger to your spinal cord, where it is forwarded to the brain. In turn, areas of your brain that specialize in pain quickly assess the communication and lead to your understanding that your finger hurts. In turn, your body knows to retract your hand. (more…)