Risks and Complications of Total Knee Replacement Surgery

Written by Samuel Greengard Medically Reviewed by William Morrison, MD on October 23, 2017 Knee replacements have emerged as a mainstream surgery. According to the Agency of Research and Quality (AHRQ), over 600,000 procedures were performed in 2009. That number is expected to grow into the millions by the year 2030. According to the American Academy of…

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Exercise for the Prevention of Low Back Pain

Rahman Shiri American Journal of Epidemiology, kwx337, https://doi.org/10.1093/aje/kwx337 Published: 19 October 2017 Abstract The aim of this systematic review and meta-analysis was to assess the effect of exercise in population-based interventions to prevent low back pain (LBP) and associated disability. Comprehensive literature searches were conducted in multiple databases including PubMed, Embase, and Cochrane Library from their…

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Women With Weakness In This Muscle Usually Have Hip Pain

The hip abductor muscles are the muscles that bring the leg away from your midline. This study found that women with chronic hip joint pain usually have weakness in these muscles. Hip Abductor Muscle Volume and Strength Differences Between Women With Chronic Hip Joint Pain and Asymptomatic Controls Matthew J. Mastenbrook, BS Study Design Secondary…

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Chiropractic care and risk for acute lumbar disc herniation

In this study, the authors compared your chances of getting a herniated disc in your back from going to your primary care provider vs going to your chiropractor.  They concluded that the risk for disc herniation with chiropractic visits was no higher than the risk associated with primary care provider visits. Hincapié, C.A., Tomlinson, G.A.,…

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Using Turmeric and Curcumin To Lower Cholesterol May Help People At Risk of Heart Disease

This article found that turmeric and curcumin may protect patients at risk of cardiovascular disease through improving serum lipid levels. Curcumin may be used as a well-tolerated dietary adjunct to conventional drugs. The authors said that further research is required to resolve uncertainties related to dosage form, dose and medication frequency of curcumin. Efficacy and…

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‘Small Dose’ Exercise Guards Against Depression

Pam Harrison October 10, 2017 An hour a week of low-intensity exercise may be all it takes to prevent depression, a large, population-based cohort study of healthy adults suggests. “Being active is good for you ― even in small doses. Taken regularly, exercise is good for you, and it probably prevents mental ill health,” senior…

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Zumba Dancing May Help Your Fibromyalgia

This article concluded, “Zumba dancing as a form of treatment for three months for patients with fibromyalgia was effective in improving pain and physical functioning.” Zumba dancing can improve the pain and functional capacity in women with fibromyalgia Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies | October 03, 2017 Assuncao JC, et al. – An enquiry…

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Back surgery may backfire on patients in pain

By Linda Carroll msnbc.com contributor updated 10/14/2010 8:55:44 AM ET Just a month after back surgery, Nancy Scatena was once again in excruciating pain. The medications her doctor prescribed barely took the edge off the unrelenting back aches and searing jolts down her left leg. “The pain just kept intensifying,” says the 52-year-old Scottsdale, Ariz.,…

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Knee Pain and Your Exercise Routine

Most osteoarthritis knee pain sufferers know that exercise is a crucial part of treatment. Unfortunately, many get caught in what’s known as the vicious cycle of knee pain. Your knee hurts, so you start avoiding activities and exercise, which can lead to weight gain and more knee pain. How do exercise and knee pain relief…

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A Patient’s Journey: Learning to Eat Right

– If ‘all disease is inflammatory’ is diet the first line of defense? by Howard Wolinsky, Contributing Writer, MedPage Today October 11, 2017 I’ve paid attention to diet and weight on and off as an adult. Mostly off. Through my 30s, I was thin as a dime. But eventually, middle-age caught up with me as…

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