Scoliosis is defined as a sideways curve in one or more segments of the spine. It occurs because of a muscle skeletal disorder that cause an abnormal curve of the spine or backbone. There are three different types of scoliosis. The first is known as idiopathic scoliosis, which is the most common form and effects 65% of individuals. The second type of scoliosis is known as congenital scoliosis which effects. The final type of scoliosis is known as neuromuscular scoliosis.
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy is an FDA approved non-surgical approach ot pain relief that has been used since the early 2000s for conditions such as plantar fasciitis, heel pain, tendonitis, elbow pain, etc. ESWT is especially beneficial for patients that have chronic heel pain and have not had much success with traditional therapies such as medications, arch supports, orthotics, steroid injections or stretching.
Plantar fasciitis is a painful inflammatory process of the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is the connective tissue on the sole of the foot. Most people with plantar fasciitis have pain when they take their first steps out of bed, sitting for a long period of time, climbing the stairs and/or after intense activates. This is due to the tightening of the fascia ligament. Pain can occur under or on the side of the heel around the insertion of the ligament.
Dysmenorrhea causes cramps located in lower abdomen above the pubic bone. Some women also have severe pain located in the back or thighs. The pain usually begins just before or at the start of menstruation, and gradually diminishes over one to three days. Pain usually occurs intermittently, ranging from mild to disabling.
Please don’t ignore your neck pain. Do you feel those aches and pains in your neck from time to time? Do you feel stiffness in your neck getting out of a chair after sitting for a while or working in the office with a computer job? Four out of every five Americans will suffer from neck pains at some point in their lives.
Don’t neglect your knee pain, even if you are pain free. Knee arthritis pain can slow you down. Did you know that 85% of all individuals suffer from knee arthritis pain at some point in their lives? At times, the cause can be a specific injury. In other cases, the cause cannot be accurately determined. Knee arthritis pain is the second most common reason for a visit to the doctor’s office for senior citizens.
Occupational therapy is all about providing care for people with mental, physical, or learning impairments since birth. Through occupational therapy, we promote services to return you to your best, where we aim to increase independence, enhance development, and/or prevent disability.
Don’t get frustrated because you’ve seen one, two or even three different physical therapists, and still have unresolved issues. The truth is, we’re not all the same. Each physical therapy practice is different, and unique, in the same way each individual is. The care you receive at a physical therapy practice is an extension of the culture of the doctors, caregivers, and the staff. So, be very careful in choosing who to see.
There are several causes of pain, and they can be related to the mind, the body or caused by general stress. We live in a stressful world, but we can’t allow stress to get the best of us!
The pain, anxiety and toxic chemicals our bodily systems release into our bloodstream when we’re under stress is immense. That’s why we have to make an effort to keep pain at bay.