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Nerve Zap Might Ease Pain of Herniated Disk

Nerve Zap Might Ease Pain of Herniated Disk

TUESDAY, Nov. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) --What if a simple zap to the spine could relieve the debilitating lower back and leg pain brought on by a herniated disk? Such is the promise of "pulse radiofrequency" therapy (pRF), which sends inflammation-reducing pulses of...

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Healthful Diet = Healthy Bones

Healthful Diet = Healthy Bones

MONDAY, Nov. 19, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Trying to eat a healthier diet? Don't forget that certain foods can help protect your bones, a nutrition expert says. "Bone disease is often preventable by getting enough calcium and vitamin D into your diet," said Kathryn...

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Health Tip: Warning Signs of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Health Tip: Warning Signs of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the nerve that runs from the forearm to the wrist becomes squeezed or compressed. The condition can be caused by an injury to the wrist, stress to the joint, rheumatoid arthritis, or repetitive motion of the hand and wrist. Here are...

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An Expert’s Guide to Avoiding Back Pain

An Expert’s Guide to Avoiding Back Pain

THURSDAY, Oct. 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Back pain is a common problem in the United States, but there are ways to protect yourself, an expert says. "The back is a complex structure with many delicate parts, but with good judgment and healthy lifestyle habits --...

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Brisk Walks May Help, Not Harm, Arthritic Knees

Brisk Walks May Help, Not Harm, Arthritic Knees

If you suffer from knee arthritis and worry that walking will only worsen your damaged joint, a new study suggests you put your fears aside, slip on some sneakers, and take a brief but brisk walk. The researchers estimated that if older adults with the condition added...

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Seniors, Take Steps to Reduce Your Risk of Falling

Seniors, Take Steps to Reduce Your Risk of Falling

TUESDAY, Oct. 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- One in four Americans 65 and older falls each year, with some ending up in hospitals or even dying. But new research suggests that it's possible to avoid some of these serious injuries. When seniors who are at risk of falling...

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Three New Genes Linked to Chronic Back Pain

Three New Genes Linked to Chronic Back Pain

New research pinpoints three genes responsible for skeletal development that appear to be connected to chronic back pain. The study authors said their findings could shed new light on the biological factors involved in the development of the condition and lead to new...

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Injected Drug May Be New Weapon Against Gout

Injected Drug May Be New Weapon Against Gout

A new approach to preventing gout attacks looks promising for people not already helped by existing treatments. Researchers are looking at an anti-inflammatory drug called canakinumab (Ilaris) to treat this painful form of arthritis. Instead of targeting excessively...

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Health Tip: Change Poor Posture

Health Tip: Change Poor Posture

Health Tip: Change Poor Posture (HealthDay News) -- Everyone has back pain at some point, whether due to poor posture, heavy lifting, a spinal condition present a birth, or an exercise-related injury. While other triggers for back pain may not be as easy to prevent,...

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Physical Therapy for Shoulder Pain

Physical Therapy for Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is a common symptom for athletes and office workers alike. These simple exercises can improve flexibility and prevent future injury. The shoulder’s complex structure makes it susceptible to injury, especially from one-too-many many weightlifting...

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Low Back Pain? These Exercises May Help

Low Back Pain? These Exercises May Help

THURSDAY, Aug. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Low back pain is a common health complaint. And if it sidelines you for too long, it can lead to weight gain, a loss in your fitness level and keep you from doing things you love. But not moving isn't the answer -- specific...

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