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Low Back Pain When Sitting, Standing, and Walking El Paso, Texas

Lower back pain is a condition that pretty much affects most of us at some point in our lives. Some find:
SittingStandingWalking can be painfully difficult or helpful, depending on the position or the activity they're involved in.
Low back pain varies from person to person, yet there remains no consensus on the optimal way to diagnose and treat patients.

Lower back pain can be caused by a multitude of factors and can be difficult to diagnose the exact cause. However, there is an advanced method of diagnosing and treating individuals with musculoskeletal conditions/injuries.

TENS, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation in Physical Therapy. Therapist Positioning Electrodes onto Patient's Lower Back
Successful treatment Dividing patients with lower back pain into more similar groups based on the same factors that aggravate and alleviate the pain means that a more custom based treatment plan can be created.

The one size fits all method just doesn't cut it. A more focused ap…

Functional Neurology: Fish Oil Omega-3s and Brain Health

Do you often feel that your energy levels drop in the afternoons? Do you often feel brain fog or have unclear thoughts and poor concentration? Do you often experience brain fatigue with chronic pain and inflammation? Diet and supplements are essential for overall well-being. However, fish oil omega-3s are a common supplement with a variety of health benefits.

Fish oil is a well-known supplement that comes from fatty fish, such as sardines, anchovies, mackerel, and salmon. Fish oil has two types of omega-3 fatty acids, known as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), both of which are commonly used to support skin and heart health. Fish oil supplements can also promote brain health, especially when it comes to improving memory and mood problems like depression, as well as a variety of other health issues. The purpose of the following article is to discuss how the omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil may support and promote brain health.

What Are Fish Oil Omega-3s? Omeg…

Can The Weather Predict Your Moods?

Do you feel:That your joints are aching for no reason?Depression/lack of motivation?Inflammation in your joints?Feel cold?Edema? If you are experiencing any of these situations, then it might be the weather that is affecting your mood and your body.
The Weather Does the weather forecast make anyone smile? Whether it is nothing but bright, sunny skies and warm temperatures or gray, overcast skies with threats of rain and thunderstorms, the weather can affect a person's joints and cause them pain. The old saying "Feel it in my bones" comes to play when environmental conditions can affect the physical body. Research has indicated that these effects are not just skin deep, but the weather can affect a person’s mood and emotional health. They found that patients experience increased joint pain in response to a decrease in pressure and indicating that low atmospheric pressure conditions exacerbate joint pain.

Lots of people are affected differently by different weather patter…

Upper and Mid-Back Pain Causes El Paso, Texas

To get the best treatment for upper or mid-back back pain, you should understand what may be causing it.

A doctor or chiropractor can help you figure out what is contributing to your back pain, then determine the root cause, and set up a treatment outline. Here are some of the more common causes.

Improper posture Poor posture is one of the leading causes of upper back pain because so many people spend their workdays sitting at some station for most if not the entire day. Sitting with a:
Rounded backShoulders hunched forward Just these two positional behaviors can put massive stress on the back muscles.

Getting into bad habits and not sitting properly, and sitting for so many hours a day is a sure way to bring out some form of body pain.
Not lifting objects properly When picking something up, you should use proper lifting body mechanics to protect the spine.
Not using proper lifting form can definitely cause injury/s.

Overloaded backpack/purse Anyone who uses backpacks and big purses…

Functional Neurology: Nrf2 Activation for Neurological Diseases

Neurological diseases, including well-known neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Parkinson's disease (PD) as well as other rare health issues, such as Huntington's disease (HD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), affect millions of people worldwide. Unfortunately, these are estimated to increase due to the aging population. Currently, there is no treatment available for any neurodegenerative disorder. Treatments for symptoms are available for several neurological diseases, such as PD and HD, but the therapeutic benefits are limited. Although the causes and symptoms for these health issues are different for each neurodegenerative disorders, their molecular pathogeneses share common underlying factors and characteristics, including excessive levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS), mainly due to mitochondrial impairment, neuroinflammation, and disturbances in protein homeostasis (proteostasis). This increases the possibility of developing a uni…

Functional Endocrinology: Inflammation and the Endocrine System

Do you feel:That eating relieves fatigue?Hormone imbalances?Aches, pains, and swelling throughout the body?Bodily swelling for no reason?Inflammation on your body? If you are experiencing any of these situations, you might be experiencing inflammation, and it might affect your endocrine system.
Inflammation and the Endocrine SystemInflammation is a defense mechanism in the body. The immune system can recognize the damaged cells, irritants, and pathogens that cause harm to the body and began the healing process. When the inflammation turns into chronic inflammation, it can cause several diseases and conditions in the body and can cause harm to an individual.

Inflammation can cause dysfunction when it is in the endocrine system. The endocrine system is a series of glands that produce and secretes hormones that the body needs and uses for a wide range of functions. When the endocrine glands produce hormones, they are sent into the bloodstream to the various tissues in the body. Once the…

An Overview of Fibromyalgia

Do you feel:Afternoon fatigue?Headaches with exertion or stress?Can you not stay asleep?Slow starter in the morning?Afternoon headaches? If you are experiencing any of these situations, then you might be experiencing fibromyalgia.
Fibromyalgia is a common and chronic syndrome that causes pain and mental distress in the body. It causes widespread musculoskeletal pain, and it is accompanied by fatigue, sleep memory, and mood issues to the body. The symptoms may be similar to arthritis; however, fibromyalgia is a rheumatic condition and causes soft tissue pain or myofascial pain.

The NIAMS (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases) stated that around 5 million adults, ages 18 years and over in the United States had experienced fibromyalgia. Around 80 to 90 percent of fibromyalgia patients are mostly found in women who have this chronic disease, and men can have it as well.
Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

There are three symptoms that fibromyalgia causes a person to h…

Female Veterans With Back Pain Benefit With Chiropractic El Paso, Texas

Members of the military perform physically and psychologically demanding jobs every day. Research has found that conservative medical care, like chiropractic treatment, can absolutely help with back pain.
A study has shown that chiropractic treatment brought serious relief to female veterans with back pain.
Causes The causes of back pain can be viewed as being mechanical, organic or idiopathic. Spinal conditions can be congenital or from birth and can be an acquired disorder that develops later in life.
Mechanical pain is triggered by spinal movement and involves spinal structures, like the facet joints, intervertebral discs, vertebral bodies, ligaments, muscles or soft tissues.Organic pain is attributed to disease, like spinal cancer.Idiopathic means the cause is unknown.

Back Pain & Female VeteransLow back pain is a musculoskeletal condition and for female veterans has become a chronic condition. For these women, the condition seems to stem from repeated and prolonged deployments …

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