Have you ever heard someone with arthritis or achy joints say they can predict rain or a cold snap better than the local weatherman? Or maybe their back pain increases as the temperature drops? As temperatures dip in winter, many people experience increasing joint pain and especially back pain.
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and a leading cause of serious, long-term disability in adults. The signs of a stroke are something everyone should be aware of. It could save your life or the life of a loved one!
When you head out to ski or snowboard this winter season, be sure to protect your most important body part – your brain!
Your spine, commonly referred to as your backbone, contains 26 different bones called vertebra. In between each vertebrae is a soft disk that is full of a jelly-like substance that cushions the bone and keeps it in place. When one of those disks slips out of place or ruptures it is called a herniated disk. If the disk happens to press on a nerve, you could experience mild to severe back pain or sciatica nerve pain.
Anyone who ever experiences a troublesome headache can’t help but wonder at some point if they might have a brain tumor. Most never act on that paranoia, but there are times when you should pay a little closer attention to your pain and perhaps contact your doctor to schedule an exam.