Osteoarthritis (OA) is a disease that results in abnormal growth of bone over time, and the cartilage that is between the joints begins to wear out. The symptoms of OA usually appear in middle age. Almost everyone has some symptoms by age 70. Before age 55, OA occurs equally in men and women. After age 55, it is more common in women. However, these symptoms may be minor.
“People who use weight training to ease their low back pain are better off than those who choose other forms of exercise such as jogging, according to a University of Alberta study”, as reported in a 2009 article in Science Daily.
Do you have unexplained hip, knee, or back pain? The underlining cause might stem from having a short leg. A short leg will cause excessive stress on joints and can add to muscle imbalances because it makes your weight distribute unevenly throughout your body. Ask any doctor who treats chronic back pain and they will agree, that correcting the short leg is the first approach to correcting the problem.
Spinal decompression treatment was FDA cleared back in 1996. It is a revolutionary new technology used primarily to treat bulging and herniated discs in the neck and low back. This drugless and non-invasive treatment has no side effects. Over the past 15 years its popularity has been rising as it represents an excellent alternative to surgery. The cost of spinal decompression is less than 5% of the cost of surgery, and the risk profile is very low.
As a chiropractor in San Diego, nutrition is a big part of our practice. If you’ve had a urinary tract infection also known as a UTI, you’ve probably heard all about the home remedy: cranberry juice. For years, it was nothing but an “old wive’s tale” without any scientific proof. Now, cranberry juice is widely accepted to fight the bacteria that causes UTIs. The mechanism of exactly how it works is still not known.
A sprained ankle is a very common injury. The most common problems in ankle injury is when you turn it in when you wear high heels or when you turn it over when stepping on a stone or the edge of something. This is commonly known as ankle sprain. The condition results in a lot of bruising and swelling. A severe sprain can actually tear the elastic fibers of the ligaments.
Cardiovascular diseases cause 50 % of deaths in the U.S.A. Coronary Heart disease affects 13.5 million Americans. Genetic disposition, sedentary lifestyle, misguided eating habits and lack of exercise are the root causes of this problem. Cardiac Rehab tries not only medical treatment but also a complete overhauling of lifestyle to fight heart disease. The Cardiac Rehab program aims at improving each patient’s health and long-term prognosis through exercise and diet change.
When back pain victims think of what causes back pain, they often believe that all of a sudden, they make a quick and sudden movement or pick up a heavy object and their back goes out. While this may happen in some circumstances, it is far more likely that repetitive conditions leading up to a sudden traumatic injury have much more to do with the pain than the proximate cause itself. While there are a large number of reasons for back pain, here are a few that are not often discussed.
Finding the right doctor to suit your individual needs can be a difficult task, particularly if you have never been to a doctor before. There are many different chiropractic care techniques as well as different philosophies and approaches to case management. Sadly, some new chiropractic patients are displeased with their initial chiropractic experience because they chose a doctor whose approach was not consistent with the patient’s wants and expectations.
As a chiropractic doctor at New Century Spine Centers in San Diego, I regularly help patients with nutrition for losing weight. I also encounter patients that undergo the common weight loss surgeries. Obesity is defined as a body mass index, also known as BMI, of 30 or greater. BMI is calculated from a person’s weight and height, and provides a reasonable indicator of body fatness and weight categories that may lead to health problems. Obesity is a major risk factor for conditions such as cardiovascular disease, certain types of cancer, and Type 2 Diabetes.