A rigorous round of golf leads to back pain. A muscle is strained. Sure, there are nerves in the area, but there’s nothing wrong with them. It’s just the muscle needs time to relax. Or maybe there is nerve damage. Or injury to a facet joint in the spine.
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May the magic and wonder of the holiday season stay with you throughout the coming year.
Envision Glinda the Good Witch being transported in her bubble to the Land of Oz. Erin Waychoff, DC, owner of Pain Stop North Phoenix, says being protectively surrounded and lifted that way through life – without the stress of work or effects of emotion – is probably the only sure-fire way to avoid trigger points, or painful, small contraction knots in muscles.
There’s nothing like the holiday season for reconnecting with friends and family and sharing in gratitude for a good year and good health, but this same time of year can also become stressful because of added familial obligations, plenty of rich and indulgent holiday meals, and the frenzy of holiday shopping or approaching deadlines.
Driving has become an integral part of modern life, especially in areas where public transportation may not be as well developed. People with various forms of arthritis may experience particular difficulties when it comes to staying behind the wheel, especially when dealing with symptoms of arthritis in the hands or feet.
You’re stopped at a traffic light, with cars to your right and left. As you glance into your rearview mirror, you notice the driver behind you is looking down – and showing no signs of stopping. There’s no place to move, so instinctively, you tighten your grasp on the steering wheel, tense your body and prepare to be hit.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that more than three million people are injured every year in car accidents, and the variety of injuries sustained depends on a number of factors. How hard was the impact? Which direction did the collision come from? Were the injured wearing seatbelts? Where were they sitting in the car? Were airbags involved? Common car accident injuries are typically divided into two categories: those caused by the body’s impact to some part of the car, and penetrating injuries, which are cuts, scraps, or worse. These car accident injuries are the most commonly experienced after a collision.
The shoulder is one of the largest and most complicated joints in the human body. It’s formed where the upper arm bone fits into the shoulder blade, like a ball and socket, and with a couple other bones and a liquid filled bursa, it is wrapped in a plethora of tendons, ligaments, cartilage and muscle. The “ball” of the upper arm bone fits loosely into this socket, giving the joint a wide range of motion, but unfortunately it can also be vulnerable to injury. How can you protect this important joint structure and what can you do for shoulder pain prevention and relief?
The forces involved in an auto collision can place a tremendous amount of strain on the body, but many car accident injuries aren’t obvious, like a cut or a bruise. Combined with the body’s release of endorphins and stress hormones like adrenaline following such a traumatic event, soft tissue injuries after a car accident might not immediately surface, and your injuries may be far worse than you think. What causes this delay, and what should you do about it?