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Do You Have Any of the Following? Sharp pains in the back of the leg Lower Back Pain Herniated/bulging discs Numbness in your arms or legs Shooting hip or thigh pain Muscle spasm, sprains & strains If you’ve suffered from any of these annoying conditions, you may have “Sciatica”. Sciatica is a compression of the [...]

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We often read about what to do for low back pain (LBP), but do we look at LBP from the perspective of “what NOT to do!” ICE vs. HEAT: If you ask your doctor, “what’s better for my back, ice or heat?” the answer is either one or the other or, “…whichever you like better.” [...]

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Mental Attitude: Depression and Dementia. Those with late-life depression are 1.85 times more likely to develop all-cause dementia, 1.65 times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease, and 2.52 times more likely to develop vascular dementia. The phrase “all-cause dementia” refers to all dementia syndromes, the most common of which is Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease accounts [...]

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             Low back pain (LBP) is a common complaint when it comes to traveling, whether it’s in a car, bus, train or airplane. Traveling is hard on our joints, muscles and nerves for many reasons. Traveling requires us to do something our bodies are not used to, such as prolonged sitting in a cramped area. [...]

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             Low back pain (LBP) and its relationship to balance has been the topic for the past two Health Updates, and an initial discussion regarding specific balance exercises was introduced last month. This month’s Health Update will complete the discussion about what you can do to preserve your current balance skills, or better yet, improve [...]

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