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Lumbar Epidural Injection for Nerve Compression

Q.I’ve been diagnosed with a herniated disk, and I have been working with a physical therapist for about two and a half months. The doctor now recommends lumbar epidural injections. Can you tell me the short-term and long-term pros and cons of this treatment? Sue A.I recommend lumbar (lower back) epidural injections to patients with […]

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Tai Chi Improves Health in Arthritis Patients

While Tai Chi training has already shown to help deconditioned and older adults improve their fitness levels and mental well-being, new research has shown that it may also help older adults with arthritis to improve their arthritic symptoms and health.

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Migraines: The Pain Is Not All in Your Head

Migraines have been around since the beginning of time. The term migraine actually means “half a head” in Latin. Fortunately for many of us today, a lot more is known about migraines thanks to a heightened awareness of the devastating physical, emotional and economical effects of migraine. It’s estimated that 28 million Americans suffer from […]

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Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer. Part 2

Radiotherapy Once you decide to give radiotherapy a chance, you will need to make an appointment with a radiation oncologist. He or she will give you several options depending on your stage of disease. The staging of prostate cancer is broken down into three important distinctions. First is the size of the cancer and if […]

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Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer. Part 1

View Nomogram that is part of this article. Before discussing radiation therapy for prostate cancer, let’s discuss the prostate itself. The prostate is a gland and is responsible for producing some of the seminal fluid that feeds the semen. The prostate needs the male hormone, testosterone, to function. The prostate is about the size of […]

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Coping with Cancer

Just hearing the word “cancer” can cause stress. Whether you are a patient or a caregiver to someone with cancer, there are emotional aspects that affect you. Just hearing the word “cancer” can cause stress. Whether you are a patient or a caregiver to someone with cancer, there are emotional aspects that affect you.

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Surviving the Holidays When You Have Arthritis

We all know that stress does not cause the disease of arthritis. But we do know that stress and all the extra activity that we take on over the holiday season can bring about an increase in symptoms related to the disease. Since we are right in the middle of the holiday season, I thought […]

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Life with Arthritis

It doesn’t happen very often, but every once in a while, the day breaks to find us…well, okay, not pain-free exactly, but with minimal pain and stiffness. Don’t you dare waste that day…get out there and live! Some of the best advice I ever got was from a drunken Englishman, who was trying to talk […]

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If you Start Taking the New Pain Relief Medication

Not only do adverse medication reactions occur frequently, they sometimes are also life-threatening. When will the symptoms first develop when you begin taking a new medication? You would be very surprised to know just how frequently adverse medication reactions do happen. Drug reactions do happen though, whether it be allergic reactions, or severe side effects. […]

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Manage Chronic Pain. 2

For begining see post “Manage Chronic Pain. 1” So what are some steps you can take? Educate yourself. Find out everything you can regarding the kind of pain that you are afflicted with and what can be done about it. One of the big problems faced by chronic pain sufferers is that there are a […]

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