Muscle Cramps

Last updated: 13th June, 2017   Muscle cramps, commonly known as Charley horses, can be uncomfortable, but they can also be signs of deficiencies in the body. Dehydration can cause the muscle cramps. Insufficient hydration can mean that the muscles are not getting enough oxygen and that there is a lack or imbalance of electrolytes or […]

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Surgical Considerations for Spondylolisthesis

Spinal Surgery

Last updated: 18th September, 2017   Spondylolisthesis known as a slipped disc is a spinal condition in which one vertebra slips forward. When deciding whether or not to have a spine fusion surgery to treat severe symptoms from spondylolisthesis, there are multiple considerations. Non-surgical treatment options before considering a surgery: Surgery should not be considered until […]

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Symptoms of Major types of Arthritis

Last updated: 18th September, 2017   A basic knowledge of the major types of arthritis will better prepare you for a doctor appointment. You will find it easier to formulate questions and communicate with your doctor once you are confident that you understand basic facts about arthritis symptoms. Rheumatoid Arthritis RA is an inflammatory type of […]

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatments

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Last updated: 18th September, 2017   Rheumatoid Arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes a systemic damage but is most visible on joints. RA is a chronic disease that needs to be managed through a combination of approaches, involving pain-killers, DMARDs, lifestyle changes and use of supplements that can help control the inflammation. In cases when […]

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Have you been advised MRI scan?

MRI Scanner

Last updated: 22nd December, 2016  MRI or magnetic resonance imaging is an advanced test that uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves to create pictures of organs inside the body. It is among one of the most sophisticated diagnosis tool available to the physicians. An MRI scan is often quite helpful in analyzing following type […]

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Obesity and musculoskeletal problems in children

Picture of obese people walking, including a child

Last updated: 22nd December, 2016  Musculoskeletal diseases are often associated with aging. It is true that the overall prevalence of muscle and bone-related diseases in a young age group is only about 3%, but increases to as high as 25% in age 70 and above. [1] However, the risk factors for musculoskeletal diseases such as obesity […]

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