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New Moms May Need Physical Therapy For Lower Back Pain

Pregnant women are often told that they should expect sleepless nights and endless feedings once their baby is born. They aren't told that they are at risk for serious back pain. The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons estimate that new mothers lift up their baby up to 50 times each day. That is a lot of repetitive motion that your back is not used to doing. Pain may come on gradually or all at once after you bend, lift, or twist your back. Read More 

Using Hypnosis To Control Your Lower Back Pain

A complete pain management plan to treat your chronic lower back pain will include several techniques, from medication to meditation. One technique to consider adding is hypnosis. Studies have found this to be an effective tool against back pain, so it could become another non-invasive way to reduce your pain. Here is how hypnosis is useful as part of your pain management program. Dealing with the Psychological Components of Your Lower Back Pain Read More 

You Are Pregnant! Now What Do You Do?

Once that home pregnancy test comes back positive, you can have several emotions go through your head at one time. After the initial shock wears off, you need to know what to do next. Visit an Obstetrician Sometimes, though it is rare, a home pregnancy test can give a false positive. For this reason, you need to visit an obstetrician right after you get a positive result from your home test kit. Read More 

How To Treat A Sprained Ankle

If you play a sport and you have sprained your ankle, you want to do everything you can to relieve the pain and help your ankle heal faster. A bad sprain can really hurt, but the good news is they generally heal completely with no lasting effects. This article will offer you advice to help you alleviate some of the pain of a bad ankle sprain and help it to heal faster. Read More 

Deciding When The Time Is Right For Cataract Surgery

When your eye doctor discovers you have cataracts, he or she may not recommend surgery right away. If your early cataracts do not interfere with your vision, your doctor may watch how they progress over the years and decide when the time is right to remove them. Here are some signs that indicate when it's time to start considering cataract surgery. Seeing Halos Around Lights When your cataracts get to a certain stage, you'll begin to have problems with glare from sunlight and you'll probably see halos around street lights. Read More