Archives for 2007
Patients with severe carpal tunnel symptoms often become desperate in their search for a cure. Most patients with chronic diseases fall prey to this—looking for the one answer, the one magic pill or magic bullet that will rid them of all their troubles now and forever.
In carpal tunnel care, you may have looked for [..]
Fibromyalgia is a frustrating disease for many patients and physicians since drug treatments seem to provide little benefit. As studies accumulate, hopefully this translates into better treatments for patients.One
treatment that has been studied extensively is supervised aerobic
exercise and strength training. In 2007, the prestigious scientific
review group called Cochrane (Cochrane Database Syst Rev [..]
Headaches are one of the common health complaints for which people seek out treatment from a healthcare provider. High blood pressure is also very common, affecting about 50 million Americans. Could the two be linked? Yes, but not in the way you may think. While some doctors question whether taking pain pills actually corrects the [..]
For many of us, low back pain is somewhat of a middle age problem. Lots of sufferers begin to seek chiropractic care in their 30s and 40s and wonder how it all happened. Perhaps it was a sneeze, a long drive, or gardening in the yard that set the pain off. But you were always [..]
Dr. Phil often talks to viewers about their concerns this way. Perhaps something can be learned from this approach when it comes to our bodily health. Maybe you've been through the health care maze known as "fibrocare."
Many patients start off with one little problem, such as fatigue or a headache, which just seems to [..]
Our bodies often let us know there is something not quite right, but are we listening? Too often in life, with hectic day-to-day schedules, getting the kids to school and so on, we cannot be troubled by these little warning signs. So we often just take a pill to mask the pain and get on [..]
We are so used to fixing everyday problems ourselves in today's world that we sometimes take the same approach when it comes to healthcare. We are bombarded by advertising messages that tell us if we have a pain in the wrist or back, then just go to the drug store and get some pills. The [..]
At least 2% of the United States population, or six million people, mostly women, have a diagnosis of fibromyalgia.
This is a chronic (long-term) disease, which is characterized by
widespread pain of at least three months duration at multiple body
sites, including the legs or arms and the spine. For many
years, some doctors thought [..]
Headaches are so common that we rarely question their cause or origin. In the case of headaches, it can be something as simple as jet lag to something truly ominous, such as a brain tumor.
If you suffer from headaches, it is important that you get the diagnosis right. Remember that head pain is the [..]
Your "back pain" might be a misnomer. We commonly confuse pain for a problem. Doctors don't often help matters by not doing thorough examinations, and just offering a prescription of pain pills or anti-inflammatory drugs when the patient comes in with a complaint of pain.
So what is the difference? The pain is part of [..]