We’ve all heard of infections happening after a surgical procedure. Do you know why these infections happen? Contrary to popular belief, it does not always (though in some cases it can) have to do with the outside environment. There are a number of things that can be done before and after brain and spine surgery to help prevent a surgical site infection (SSI).
Strokes can happen at any age, and it’s important to understand what they do to the brain and the measures you can take to prevent them. Approximately 7 million Americans above the age of 20 suffer from a stroke every year. Of those, 20% are in people under the age of 65.
Who doesn’t love food? Sometimes it’s easy to snack on various foods and not think about whether or not those foods are serving any benefit to your brain and body. We’ve compiled a list of foods you can incorporate into your diet to promote brain health and memory retention. Some of these may come as a surprise!
If you are a tobacco smoker, you may wonder how such a habit can cause or increase pain in the back. After all, the most common causes of back pain that we hear about the most have to do with strenuous activity, over-exercising, or a predisposed condition. Having a cigarette doesn’t seem to have any connection with putting strain on the back, so what’s the science behind this… and is there any truth to it?
The upper back (comprised of the 12 vertebrae in the middle of the spine) allows you to stand upright and protects the organs in your chest. Upper back injuries and problems are less common than lower back problems are, but they can be just as serious and painful. If you’re one of the unfortunate people who experiences upper back pain, read on to learn more.