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Say Goodbye to Cervical Radiculopathy

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Are you bothered by neck pain that radiates down your arm? Do certain neck movements make your pain worse? Or, maybe you’re worried about that “pins and needles” sensation in your shoulder, arm, or hand? If so, then you may be dealing with cervical radiculopathy. This neurological condition can be caused by changes in the…

What’s Causing My Ankle Pain?

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Generally speaking, people associate ankle pain with athletes. That’s certainly a fair observation. After all, strains and sprains are some of the most common injuries to befall both athletes and the ankle. This only makes sense considering how crucially the ankle functions in executing our everyday activities like walking. For example, consider the many instances…

Nonsurgical Treatments for Hip Osteoarthritis 


Arthritis, in general, is a pretty interesting condition. There are just so many different types of the disorder. In fact, doctors group certain forms of arthritis under different medical classifications than other types of the disease. As a general rule, arthritis describes a type of joint inflammation, usually caused by age-related wear and tear. Of…

Advantages of Minimally Invasive ACDF

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Minimally invasive surgeries are a wonderful advancement in modern medicine. For comparison, think about the diagnostic methods that we used in the past vs. the sophisticated techniques that we use now. Before the advent of x-ray imaging, doctors relied on exploratory surgery. The only way to look inside the body was to cut into the…

4 Surprising Conditions Treated with PRP Therapy

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One of the most fascinating aspects of the human body is its ability to heal itself. The more thoroughly that we can understand how this process works, the better we can become at artificially enhancing it. This is a crucial objective that scientists must bear in mind when they develop medicines to treat various ailments….

Choosing the Perfect Running Shoe

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As the spring air refreshes our lungs and warms our faces, the urge to lace up that old pair of running shoes beckons. After all, running is a great cardiovascular exercise. It clears the mind, relieves stress, and helps you see little sections of the world you wouldn’t even notice in a car. Before you…

Getting to the Nerve (Root) of Spinal Bone Spurs

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Bone spurs, or osteophytes, are small outgrowths of bone that appear along the edges of our bones. Typically, these structures develop over time, usually forming at the joints in various places throughout the body. For example, bone spurs may pop up in the hands, spine, hips, shoulders, knees, feet, and much more. Despite what most…

What is a Compression Fracture?

woman with walker after suffering compression fracture

Roughly 10 million Americans have osteoporosis and an additional 34 million have low bone mass. Both of these conditions increase your chances of developing a compression fracture by a considerable amount. However, this condition does not affect the genders equally, with 8 of the 10 million osteoporosis patients being women. Vertebral compression fractures (VCF) are…

Healthy Feet 101: Diabetic Foot Care

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Diabetes mellitus refers to several diseases that have negative effects on your body’s use of blood sugar (or glucose). Glucose is important for your health because it constitutes a vital source of cellular energy. Your cells, the “glucose consumers,” compose everything from your muscles to your organs. In addition, glucose serves as one of your…

The 9 Most Common Knee Injuries

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Many people don’t realize how important the knee joint is to their everyday lives until they injure it. After all, the knee enables us to walk, sit, stand, and run. When you suffer a knee injury, it can limit your ability to perform even simple tasks. But, why is the knee so vulnerable to injury?…

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