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Heat or Ice?

September 28, 2015

Patients always ask physicians if they should use heat or ice on an injured or painful area of their body. As a general rule is often recommended that ice can be used for the first 24 hours of pain to decrease

Causation

Causation is the act or process of causing. Also, it may be the act or agency that produces an effect.  In medicine, we are frequently asked whether an accident caused a physical finding or a patient’s complaint.  According to Duhaime’s

Belly Wraps and Binders

What’s a belly wrap? A belly wrap is a product that claims to aid people to lose abdominal weight faster during a workout. The claim is that the belly wrap heats up the midsection area during a workout that is

Kinesiology Taping

Kinesiology taping is the use of an elastic tape that may be applied to an injured part of the body. You see this quite often with athletes. This type of taping allows for a range of motion. Kinesio tape may be

MRI

Magnetic resonance imaging or MRI is a medical imaging technique used to investigate the anatomy and physiology of the body. MRI scanners use magnetic fields and radio waves to form images of the body. There is no exposure to ionizing

It Starts with Pain Killers

Prescription painkillers or opiates are more available now than ever before.  It is estimated that in 2012 between 26.4 million and 36 million people abuse opioids worldwide with an estimated 2.1 million people in the United States sufferings from substance

Back Pain of Pregnancy

Back pain and pregnancy usually go hand-in-hand. The back pain of pregnancy usually happens where the pelvis meets the spine at the sacroiliac joints. Causes of low back pain and pregnancy:  Weight gain  Hormone changes  Posture changes  Muscle separation  Stress

Swimming for Spine Health

Swimming is an exercise that you may enjoy throughout your entire life. It is a low-impact activity that has many physical and mental health benefits. Additionally, it’s a great workout as you are able to move your whole body against

Natural Healing

Can your body heal itself? Generally, the body is a wonderfully equipped natural self-repair mechanism. Through good thought processes, excellent nutrition, rest and protection of your body, it is able to very nicely recover from illness or injury. Here are

Oil Rig Injuries

August 23, 2015

Injuries to the neck and back may vary from major trauma where a patient sustains a fracture or dislocation to minor trauma or soft tissue injury. Major trauma requires multisystem evaluation and treatment. Treatment may vary from an orthosis or