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Slipped Disk: Conservative Treatment

When people talk about back pain, they usually think of a slipped disc, a painful protrusion and rupture of one of the discs between the spinal bones called vertebrae, leaking jelly-like material which places pressure on adjacent nerves. Other common names for a slipped disk include a herniated disk or spinal disk herniation. What Is a Spinal Disc? Spinal discs can be described as shock-absorbing pads between the vertebrae in the spine. There are six […]

Causes and Treatment of Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)

Plantar fasciitis sounds like a rare, exotic ailment though it is the most common foot complaint today. Most people just call it heel pain. It involves inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is the most frequent cause of heel pain. The plantar fascia holds the bottom of the foot together and stretches to absorb the shock of 2 to 3 times the person’s body weight with every step. Excessive stretching of the plantar fascia causes […]

How to Relieve the Back Pain

It is estimated that 80% of people in westernized world suffer from back pain at some point in their lives. After age 35, the fibrous cushions between the vertebrae called disks start to lose elasticity and backache becomes more common. As a result, many people stop exercising and gain weight, thus contributing to the back’s instability. Moreover, many women in their later years develop osteoporosis, which poses the threat of developing painful fractures in the […]