Shin Splints: Fast Facts


What are shin splints? Let us educate you: *The term “shin splints” is used loosely to refer to pain in the shin area. *Shin splints usually involve inflammation stemming from repetitive overuse injuries to the muscles and connective tissue surrounding the shinbone. *“Repetitive overuse injury” means you keep wiping your shin muscles out each time […]

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More Than Just A Pain In The Neck


Chronic or acute neck pain afflicts millions of people each year. In the United States, pain in the neck is the eighth leading cause of disability and accounts for more than 10 million ambulatory medical care visits each year, according to research summarized in the Annals of Family Medicine. Although many people are tempted to dismiss […]

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How To Ease The Pain of Sciatica


If you are experiencing severe sciatic pain, especially weakness in the leg, please see a medical doctor before pursuing alternative treatments. What can I do to ease the pain of sciatica? Physicians may prescribe a range of medicines to ease the symptoms of the pain of sciatica, including anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxants, narcotics, and even some low-grade […]

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Lordosis: Beyond Swayback


Is what you’re referring to lordosis, or hyperlordosis? Lordosis actually is the normal curvature of the lower back and the neck. Most often when people speak of lordosis as a problem causing lower back pain, they mean excessive lordosis: an exaggerated curvature of the lower back. It’s what people also call “swayback.” Usually excessive lordosis comes with […]

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Sciatica Pain: A One-Sided Problem

According to a Harvard health report, back pain afflicts four out of five Americans at some point in their lives. Many of these people experience sciatica, a term often used synonymously with “back pain,”  but which is actually not a condition on its own. Rather, sciatica pain is a collection of symptoms which result from […]

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