The Doctor Says I have Spondylosis, What Should I do?

The Doctor Says I have Spondylosis, What Should I do?Here’s the scenario. Your on the older side, and your back or neck has been bothering you a little more than normal. At your most recent doctor’s visit, you figured you would mention it. They decided that it may be worth getting an x-ray, so that’s exactly what you did. Now, your doctor’s office has called you to tell you that the radiologist says that you have spondylosis in your spine. “What the hell does that mean?”, you think. Sound...

How do I Know if I Have a Herniated Disc?

How do I Know if I Have a Herniated Disc?  When most people hear the phrase “herniated disc”, they probably think of their uncle or dad lying on the ground in pain. You may have even been told that you have a herniated disc, and are thinking that you don’t want to end up like them and go down that road. The truth is that a lot of people are walking around with herniated discs and don’t even know it. Some have pain and some don’t. Some need surgery, but most won't.  What is a herniated...

How Can I Get Rid of My Plantar Fasciitis?

How Can I Get Rid of My Plantar Fasciitis?I used to run a lot in highschool. Between cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track I basically ran year round averaging around 45 - 50 miles per week. My friends who played other sports would say that running was the worst part of their practice, but for me that was the only part of my practice. One season I had the unlucky experience of having plantar fasciitis. It would hurt in the morning when I got up, and it was painful after my runs. I can...

Can Typing a Lot Give You Carpal Tunnel?

Can Typing a Lot Give You Carpal Tunnel?  Carpal tunnel is a very common problem that has been studied extensively. If you ask any hand surgeon what they see the most of, and what the most common surgery they do is, the answers are very likely to be carpal tunnel syndrome and carpal tunnel release respectively. Typing a lot incorrectly can give you carpal tunnel syndrome, as can any activity that includes repetitive wrist motions with elements of direct wrist compression. If you type...

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