Understanding The RICE Theory For Sprains And Strains
9 December 2015
If you've suffered your first ever muscle sprain or strain, the local walk in clinic will most likely recommend that you follow the "RICE" plan. The acronym "RICE" is used to reference the steps in the treatment process, which are rest, ice, compression and elevation. If this process is new to you, you may not understand what the process means. Here's a look at the basics to help you understand what you should do.
Visual Imagery: A Natural Way To Reduce Chronic Pain
19 November 2015
Chronic pain is something that affects 100 million Americans, but pain is not something that affects everyone the same. If you struggle with chronic pain, the way it affects you has a lot to do with how your brain processes and handles the pain in your body. You can turn to a variety of different treatment options for managing the pain, but some options are less common than others. Visual imagery is one of these options you could try.
Care For Your Disabled Adult Child At Home By Meeting Your Needs, Too
30 October 2015
Recently, the Hooper family from New Zealand made international headlines with their decision to seek surgical and hormonal treatment for their severely disabled child. This treatment is preventing her from growing any larger and going through puberty, and has been done in an effort to make it easier for the Hoopers to continue caring for her as she grows into adulthood. If you are the parent of a severely disabled child, you have undoubtedly considered how you will cope in the future, once your child is an adult.
3 Spinal Fusion Advances To Improve Outcomes
19 October 2015
There are many conditions that may require spinal fusion as a method of last resort to alleviate pain and prevent nerve injury. Although the idea of spinal surgery can be intimidating, there have been several advances in techniques to improve surgical outcomes and post-operative healing.
Improved Internal Fixation
Internal fixation is the term given to the devices, such as plates and screws, used to provide stability to your spine after surgery.