Spondylolysis is the term used for a fracture in the supportive posterior portion of the spine that keeps the vertebrae in alignment. Because the fracture is usually located in the pars interarticularis, smalls sections of bone that connect the vertebra to the spine, the injury is often referred to as a pars fracture or defect. This type of injury is most often found in the L-5 vertebra, which is the lowest vertebra in the lumbar (lower) region of the spine and therefore receives the most pressure from strenuous activities.
26 October 2016
If you are in need of your own urological supplies for home, such as catheter bags, you may be interested in how you can save some money. To help make sure that you are able to obtain all of the supplies that you need without breaking the bank, you will want to review the following advice. Look For A Wholesaler A company that sells urological supplies at a wholesale price is going to give you a much better deal.
28 September 2016
The number of opiate addicts has reached alarming proportions. Roughly 2.1 million people abuse opioids in the United States with the overwhelming majority procuring their drugs in the form of prescription pills. Despite taking large doses of pills daily, opioid abusers can become functional addicts. Still, cognitive function is impaired due to effect of drugs on the mind. In the workplace, due to liability concerns, testing those suspected of opioid problems is advised.
23 September 2016
It is possible to overcome prostate cancer when diagnosed early and when it is confined to your prostate. More than 75 percent of prostate cancer cases are found in men over the age of 65. This disease occurs in a man's prostate, which is a small gland that creates your seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm. It usually grows slowly and does not cause it any harm when confined to your gland.
23 September 2016
When you come down with athlete's foot, it's important to start using an over-the-counter anti-fungal spray or cream to clear up the infection. However, if you don't also make some lifestyle changes and adopt a few habits to keep the fungus at bay, your infection may take a lot longer than you'd like to clear up. Here's a look at some simple lifestyle changes and habits that will help fix your itchy feet faster.
2 September 2016
If you allow hardening of the arteries to progress in your legs, then you are at risk of amputation. Peripheral artery disease is a common disorder that usually affects men over the age of 50. However, women can get this condition as well. This condition puts you at risk to develop other health problems that can result in you losing your limbs. Vascular surgery is recommended for patients who are at risk for amputation.
22 August 2016
According to the American Cancer Society, nearly 137,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with colon cancer this year and over 50,000 people will die from it. These are scary statistics, but what some may not realize is that colorectal cancers are some of the most preventable types of cancer. Here are four steps you can take to decrease your chances of getting diagnosed with colon cancer. Step One: Maintain a Healthy Weight
4 August 2016
If you would like to whiten your teeth, you have multiple options. Here are a few of them: Natural Whitening If you would rather use natural substances to whiten your teeth, you can often get visible results from items that may be in your pantry. For instance, baking soda, which is typically available in many kitchen cupboards, can be applied to the teeth as a whitening paste. The abrasive nature of the powder can help polish away stains, and the alkalinity of the baking soda can help neutralize acid that may cause darkening decay.
25 July 2016
If you have been diagnosed with spinal stenosis, you know how incredibly painful it can be. The vertebral bones that surround your spine and nerves may create a channel so narrow that you are in constant discomfort. Something called an X-STOP implant might be able to provide you with relief. Here is a short guide to the procedure so that you can get some idea of whether or not it is something you want to explore.
8 July 2016
If you are getting ready to have a facelift done, you will want to make sure that you are well aware of the things you can do to help yourself during the recovery period. Take a look at the following suggestions so you can be better prepared. Be Careful When Eating It is important to make sure that you are carefully selecting the foods that you are going to eat during the facelift recovery process.
30 June 2016