Dehydration is defined as a harmful reduction in the amount of water and electrolytes in the body. Dehydration causes a loss of energy, a decline in strength and coordination, as well as impaired reaction time. Your risk of orthopedic injuries increase when you are dehydrated as your muscles are less pliable and do not move as well. Muscle cramps and fatigue lead to heightened risk for muscle sprains, muscle tears and bone fractures.
Football is one of America’s favorite pastimes. From “pee-wee” leagues to professional football, the impact the sport has is ingrained in our society. It's important to recognize the risk that comes along with playing a contact sport such as football. Spinal injuries remain a serious concern in the game for all ages.
Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide. Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work. Most people with low back pain recover quickly, however recurrence is common and for a small percentage of people the condition will become chronic and disabling.
More than 90% of people will have back pain at some point in their lives. If you have tried noninvasive treatments like pain medications and physical therapy to alleviate your chronic back pain without much benefit, you may be a candidate for spinal injection therapy.
Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spinal canal narrows to compress the spinal cord and nerves. This may cause symptoms like back pain and stiffness with radiation of pain down the arms and legs. The condition generally gets worse as you age and can cause significant disability. Here’s what to expect after a spinal stenosis diagnosis.
It has been estimated that about 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain. Over-the-counter pain medications may provide temporary pain relief, but are generally not considered a good long term solution.