The prevalence of arthritis is on the rise leaving behind over 50 millions Americans to suffer. It is the number one cause of disability in the country, affecting 1 in every 5 adults and nearly 300,000 children. Arthritis is all around us, yet it remains to be a very misunderstood health problem. In fact, it’s not considered to be a single disease, but an informal indication of joint pain or joint disease. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis but the two most common types are rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. The first steps to help manage arthritis is learning the facts and understanding your condition.
My career didn’t begin with Physical Therapy, although it should have. A part of me had always believed I was meant to lend a helping hand to help better the lives of others, so I followed my instinct. In 1998, I quit my job and started my journey committed fully to learning about hands-on therapies relating to bodywork. As I studied with some of the best minds and hands in the world, I began to look at the broader context of the problem in America
Have you ever felt unable to balance yourself while the room suddenly spins around you? The feeling of unsteadiness accompanied by unexplainable ringing in your ears can really impact your ability to get anything done. If you’re familiar with these symptoms, the chances are likely that you’ve suffered from unusual changes in your eyesight as well. All of these likely indicate Vertigo, a cluster of symptoms caused by other various types of conditions.
Vertigo is reported to be one of the most common health problems Americans face in the United States. In fact, nearly 40 percent of all people over the age of 40 are expected to experience vertigo at least once in their lifetime. It’s more commonly seen in elderly people, but it can affect men and women at any age.Read More
Halloween might be scary, but that doesn’t mean your digestive health has to be.
Americans are estimated to spend $2.7 billion alone this year on Halloween candy. It should come as no surprise to hear how negatively sugar impacts our body, yet this time of the year can still be a challenge for many of us. The effects of sugar come about because of how our body digests and then utilizes it. In other words, your sweet tooth may have an effect on more than just your waistline. The caffeine in chocolate may trigger heartburn and IBS symptoms if you are susceptible to digestive disorders. So what’s the secret? These pointers can help you avoid eating too much candy and help put your digestive stress to rest this Halloween.Read More
If you’re suffering from neck pain – you’re not alone.
It’s reported that 60-70% of the total population claim to experience neck pain at some point in their lives. Neck pain is felt in the back of your neck around your upper spine area, right below your head. Your neck, or cervical spine, is a correlated system of nerves, bones, joints, and muscles that are all managed by your brain and your spinal cord. It’s designed for strength, stability, and nerve communication which makes it an easy target for stiffness, strains, and tightness.Read More
How many times have you accidentally hit the inside of your elbow grabbing something on your way out of the door? If you’re like me, it’s one too many times. The numbing pain we experience throughout our entire arm is certainly not enjoyable, much less comical. But maybe there is one humerus thing about the funny bone.Read More