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3 Things to Look for in a Stroke Center

3 Things to Look for in a Stroke Center If you’re responsible for the care of a loved one who is at a high risk for stroke, the best approach is to adequately prepare by choosing a stroke center in case an emergency should occur. During your search to get the best care possible, consider these three key elements…
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Can Music Play a Role in Stroke Recovery?

Can Music Play a Role in Stroke Recovery? As it turns out, music can do a lot more than just soothe the soul. Even for those who have trouble speaking due to a stroke or other neurological condition, research has shown music to be an effective way to improve communication and regain muscle function and control, and…
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Understanding Scoliosis Surgery for Adults

Understanding Scoliosis Surgery for Adults Scoliosis, or the abnormal curvature of the spine, is a condition that can occur in both children and adults, and symptoms can range from very mild to severe. When adults are diagnosed with scoliosis, it’s known as degenerative scoliosis, which can occur because of an injury, major surgery or osteoporosis.
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3 Ways to Prevent Against “Tech Neck”

3 Ways to Prevent Against “Tech Neck” We love our smartphones, tablets and other super convenient and compact devices. But what’s not so great about this technology is that it’s starting to become a pain the neck, literally. Dubbed “tech neck,” upper back, shoulder and neck pain that result from poor posture when constantly looking down…
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Can Back Surgery Improve Your Sex Life?

Can Back Surgery Improve Your Sex Life? Chronic back pain affects many men and women worldwide and can severely interfere with everyday activities, work, hobbies and even sex. In fact, a healthy sex life is a large contributor to high quality of life for most adults. If back pain is getting in the way of enjoying sex,…
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Seizures vs. Epilepsy: What’s the Difference?

Seizures vs. Epilepsy: What’s the Difference? It’s common for people to confuse seizures and epilepsy or to assume that they’re interchangeable. In fact, the distinction between the two conditions is a bit more complex than that. Epilepsy is characterized by recurring seizures. However, not all seizures are epileptic in nature. Some people may experience a seizure…
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The Role Bracing Plays in the Treatment for Scoliosis

The Role Bracing Plays in the Treatment for Scoliosis Scoliosis is an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine, and can affect both children and adults. Although some scoliosis cases are mild, people with a significant degree of curvature require treatment. The type of scoliosis treatment will depend on a person’s age, the extent of the curve and the type…
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How Your Doctor May Treat Low Back Pain

How Your Doctor May Treat Low Back Pain Back pain is among the most common of all healthcare complaints, with low back pain the leading cause of disability worldwide. The good news is that for many people, back pain is both temporary and self-treatable. But when rest, heat and ice packs and medication don’t work, there are…
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4 Types of Degenerative Spine Disease

4 Types of Degenerative Spine Disease The human spinal column, composed of 33 individual bones known as vertebrae, is the body’s main support structure. Between each vertebra are flexible discs that act as cushions. Because the spine must be both stable as well as flexible, it can be particularly prone to injury, and can degenerate over…
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How to Use Your Diet as Part of Your Stroke Therapy

How to Use Your Diet as Part of Your Stroke Therapy Eating well is always an important component of your health, but especially if you’re recovering from a serious health incident such as a stroke. A stroke occurs when arteries in the brain are blocked (ischemic stroke) or rupture (hemorrhagic stroke). Incorporating dietary changes can be a beneficial part of your…
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