A sedentary lifestyle, lack of regular physical activity, overweight, poor posture, and stress can all be the cause of one of the most common ailments we complain about – back pain.
A comprehensive, holistic approach is extremely important in treating Parkinson’s disease. Alternative, complementary treatments can be used at any stage of the disease, helping to combat not only the physical symptoms but also the negative effects of the disease on the mental well-being.
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is not a well-known condition. Few doctors have heard of it and even fewer patients. Therefore, it is not easy to get an accurate diagnosis and even harder to get an appropriate treatment for this extremely painful condition.
It strikes at the most unexpected moment, causing excruciating and stabbing pain in the back, often radiating all the way down to the foot. It makes it difficult to sleep, bend down, in acute cases, even walk. Sciatica – a nightmare afflicting 40% of people, has an unpleasant tendency to return. What is its cause and how is it treated?
It has been almost two years since the coronavirus pandemic began. In February 2020, none of us thought it would last that long. None of us expected it to have such an impact on our daily lives and, more importantly, on our health. Today, almost two years after the first cases appeared, we have much more data on COVID-19 and the possible long-term consequences of contagion.
If you suffer from pain in the knee joint – you are not alone. Data from the American Academy of Family Physicians shows that approximately 25% of the adult population complains of recurring knee pain. It causes functional limitations and, as a result, lowers the quality of life. People who complain of knee pain problems with the meniscus are frequent patients in rehabilitation clinics. Most patients are not sure what would be better – surgery or less invasive methods, such as rehabilitation.
We don’t realize it, but our shoulders work almost constantly. They are involved in every activity we perform. And because we use them constantly, every minute of the day, shoulder injuries are extremely troublesome. If we suffer it at work, the situation becomes even more complicated, because very often such injury makes our work difficult or even impossible to perform.
Nobody looks forward to surgery, but when pain or limitations resulting from illness or injury prevent us from performing our daily tasks, it may be the only option. Although it is scary, in most cases surgery can help us return to the activity level we enjoyed prior to the injury. The key to getting back in shape is proper rehabilitation, both before and after the surgery.
Stress is our inseparable companion. It can be mobilizing, but when it lasts too long, it can adversely affect our health. We should not underestimate its symptoms, because if left untreated, it can lead to more serious diseases, overload the nervous system, and cause somatic ailments.
Usually, when we think about troubles with the pelvic floor, we associate it with women but in fact, both sexes can struggle with pelvic issues. The good news is that many of them can be treated with a painless, non-invasive manual therapy technique called Counterstrain.