How to Treat Spinal Stenosis While You’re at Work

How to treat spinal stenosisLearning how to treat spinal stenosis can be difficult enough, and managing the symptoms of pain, tingling, numbness, and weakness that can travel through your spine and extremities is even more frustrating. So what do you do when you’re at work, are trying to be productive, but the nagging symptoms of spinal stenosis are distracting you? For most people with mild to moderate spinal stenosis, taking time off work when symptoms flare up simply isn’t an option, so it’s important to learn how you can manage symptoms while on the job.

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Suffering from a Pinched Nerve in Your Neck? Treatment Runs Hot and Cold

Pinched nerve in the neck treatmentIf you are suffering from a pinched nerve in your neck, treatment in the form of temperature therapy may help bring you relief when used in conjunction with other conservative treatments. The benefits of applying hot and cold compresses to injured areas of the body have been known for hundreds of years, and today, physical therapists employ temperature therapy as a major facet of rehabilitation for injuries, postoperative pain, and degenerative conditions like pinched nerves in the spine.

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Nonsurgical Treatment Options for a Pinched Nerve in Your Neck

Pinched nerve in the neckWhile a pinched nerve in your neck can be a painful and frustrating condition, it is also a fairly common condition that can easily develop due to injuries or degenerative changes in the cervical spine. Anything from an inflamed ligament to a herniated disc to bone spurs can compress a cervical nerve root and give rise to symptoms of pain, tingling, numbness, or muscle weakness in the neck and upper extremities.

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Mice Fail as Models of Human Inflammation

mice as disease models fail undermine animal research

Leaving the mice alone and testing drugs on human cells appears preferable.

According to new research mouse models of inflammation do not reflect human patients’ experience, meaning that drugs tested on mice and then approved safe and effective for humans were approved on an unsound basis. This could explain why over 150 such drugs determined as effective in mice failed to adequately treat human sepsis patients. Read more

Neck Pain in Children – NSAIDs Linked to Acute Kidney Injury

kids and neck painMany kids suffer from neck pain but a new study suggests a serious risk of acute kidney injury (AKI) in kids taking NSAIDs for pain, especially when they are also dehydrated. How can we safely treat neck pain in our kids and what can we do to reduce the risks if NSAIDs seem necessary? Read more

Candida and Neck Pain – Is There a Connection?

neck pain and candida

Neck pain is just one of many possible candidiasis symptoms.

Candida and neck pain may seem entirely disparate medical conditions but there are a number of holistic practitioners who are all too familiar with the connection between the two. Candida is a type of yeast we all carry in our digestive tracts but a weakened immune system, a round of antibiotics, dietary and lifestyle factors, and even some medications taken for neck pain itself, can all cause an overgrowth in this yeast, leading to systemic infection.

When candidiasis takes hold it can cause a whole host of symptoms, bamboozle many physicians and be hard to budge. Neck pain and candida are connected, here’s why. Read more