Gout (known as podagra when it affects the big toe) is a form of arthritis that’s characterized by painful swelling and inflammation. It’s estimated that roughly half of all the gout cases involve the metatarsal-phalangeal joint of the big toe; however, this condition can occur in other parts of the body as well. If you are suffering from pain gout-related pain, keep reading to learn more about this condition and how to reduce associated pain and inflammation.
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Spinal cord compression, as the name suggests, is a condition that’s characterized by the compression of the spinal cord. The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves in the back that connects the brain to vital muscle groups throughout your the body. When you lift your leg, your brain sends the message to the appropriate muscles via the spinal cord, essentially telling it to lift. Although the spinal cord is naturally protected by the 33 bones running down back (known ... Continue Reading →
Calcific tendinitis (also known as hydroxyapatite deposition disease) is a painful form of tendonitis that’s characterized by the formation of calcium deposits in one or more tendons throughout the body. Technically, calcific tendinitis can occur anywhere in the body – assuming there’s a tendon nearby – however, it typically occurs in the rotator cuff portion of the shoulder. The small, roughly 1-2 centimeter in diameter calcium deposits form in the tendons, resulting in pain, inflammation and limited mobility.
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Cluster headaches (CH) are classified as a neurological disorder that’s characterized by a painful, throbbing sensation on one side of the head. Unlike tension or migraines, cluster headaches only develop on one particular side, making it relatively easy for a medical practitioner to diagnose. So, what causes this condition? And how can you prevent cluster headaches from coming back in the future? To learn the answers to these questions and more, keep reading.
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According to the Global Burden of Disease, lower back pain is the single leading cause of worker disability, costing Americans over $50 billion each year in medical expenses. It’s estimated that 80% of people will experience some form of back pain in their life. It may only be a slight soreness from overexertion, or it could be a severe injury caused by a recent automobile accident. The good news is that a professional chiropractor can oftentimes alleviate some of the ... Continue Reading →