Sciatica is a set of symptoms, not a diagnosis, which is often characterized by pain, pins and needles, a burning sensation, numbness or tingling, that radiates from the low back down the back of the thigh to the back of the leg and even sometimes to the toes.
So why should you take supplements? 1) Soil depletion. When plants are repeatedly grown on the same land, the soil loses nutrients faster than they can be replaced. Over time, the plants provide fewer nutrients. 2) Most plants are not harvested fresh. They sit on trucks, shelves, and counters for weeks before being eaten. Over time, the nutrient content of these plants decreases. 3) Alcohol consumption, allergies, infections, smoking, exposure to air pollutants and other toxins and daily stress all lead to nutrient depletion. 4) Some people simply require more of certain nutrients than others do. Children and older adults tend to need a bit extra, as do pregnant women. Others with increased nutritional demands include those who exercise strenuously and those who diet.
Most low back injuries are not the result of a single event, but are caused by cumulative trauma from repetitive loads. This is similar to bending a paper clip over and over again until it finally breaks. Most cases of back pain are mechanical or non-organic; meaning they are not caused by serious conditions such as inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture or cancer. The chiropractic adjustment restores normal motion to the spine and other joints of the body, relaxes tight muscles, improves coordination and inhibits pain.
Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), also known as runners knee and anterior knee pain, is a condition that is often characterized by knee pain or discomfort that originates from the kneecap contacting the thigh bone (femur). Symptoms of patellofemoral pain syndrome include an aching or sharp pain in the knee joint, usually located at the front of the knee, or under or around the knee cap.
The (glenohumeral joint) shoulder is made up of muscles, ligaments, tendons and three bones. The shoulder has been described as an unstable golf ball (head of the upper arm) sitting on a golf tee (shoulder socket). The problem in the shoulder lies in that it must be mobile enough for the wide range of actions of the arms and hands, but also stable enough to allow for actions of everyday life such as lifting, pushing and pulling.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a painful condition that affects a specific nerve in the hand and wrist called the median nerve. The carpal tunnel is a narrow passageway formed by the carpal bones of the wrist and an overlying ligament. The median nerve and nine tendons pass through the tunnel and are often irritated by repetitive hand and wrist movements, such as working at a computer, assembly line, or with power tools.
Dietary Supplements are everywhere. You can find them at the big box store, vitamin shop, health food store, grocery store and online to name a few, but not all of these supplements are equal.
The Department of Health and Human Services defines ergonomics as the science of fitting workplace conditions and job demands to employee capabilities. The premise behind ergonomics is the easier it is to do a job, the less likely you are to injure yourself, making a more productive and happy worker.
The winter months are long and dreary, but spring is almost here. With all of the illnesses going around, here are a few simple, effective steps you can take to support your immune system and guard against any sniffles or coughs.
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain and will affect 10% of people over a lifetime. It is often a result of overuse injuries, an increase in exercise or an increase in weight. Find out the best ways to manage this condition.