What To Expect From Your First MRI Scan
With millions of Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans performed each year, this is one of the most widely used processes to create images of the inside of the body. Radiologists use magnetic fields, radio waves, and field gradients to create pictures of the anatomy and physiological processes. These are some of the most important diagnostic tools in contemporary medicine. Diagnostic imaging centers offer a range of services from 3D mammograms to sports injury imaging.
A versatile technology
MRI scans are a highly versatile medical technology used to produce images of the inside of the body. Their value as a diagnostic tool means that around 30 million MRI scans are done in the Continue Reading
How to Avoid Chronic Knee Pain Without Surgery
Do you suffer from chronic knee pain? This kind of pain could be caused by diabetes, being overweight, having suffered a sports injury or many other reasons. Chronic knee pain is different than just hurting your knees. It is described as a long term pain. Swelling and sensitivity may accompany the pain but every person has a different experience.
Temporary knee pain is not the same as chronic knee pain. A lot of people may have temporary knee pain if they have had an accident or something, but that kind of a pain usually goes away on i Continue Reading
Three Things You Didn’t Know About Urgent Care Facilities
We’ve all been there. It’s 10:30 at night on a weekend and your child has a sinus infection that is making it impossible for them to sleep, or function, or do anything except cry. You know they just need a round of antibiotics, but this isn’t the kind of scenario that you want to wait until Monday when your pediatrician can see them. It’s not really an emergency, and not worth sitting in an emergency room waiting room for hours upon hours, exposing your baby to the contagious illnesses that are always waiting to be treated in the emergency room would be a huge bummer.
This situation is exactly why family urgent care clinics are popping up everywhere you turn. Family urgent care clinics are designed for when you need medical treatment within 24 hours, but your illness o Continue Reading
Choosing the Right Nursing Home For Your Needs
There tends to be a negative stigmatization around nursing home centers. However, nursing homes can actually be great environments for seniors. They provide around the clock medical care, a variety of nursing home activities, and emergency and security care. In some cases, living in a nursing home may be a requirement. When a senior is recovering from an injury, surgery, or medical condition, they are likely to need extra assistance. A nursing home may be the only option. Follow the following tips for making a nursing home feel like home.
Choose the right nursing home for your needs and living preferences. Not all nursing homes are the same. For example, some Continue Reading
7 Common Types of Physiological Chiropractic Therapy
Chiropractic is a form of health profession aimed at treating spinal and musculoskeletal problems and the profession who conduct this kind of treatment is referred to as a chiropractor. This treatment process involves manual manipulation. mobilization and adjustment of the spine to boost function and relieve pain. In chiropractic centers, people suffering from conditions such as spinal stenosis, facet syndrome, herniated discs or sciatica can get therapeutic help. With the use of a special computerized decompression table, a patient’s spine is able to receive controlled amount of pressure on the affected areas boosting blood, oxygen and nutrients flow.
What is the Core Chiropractic Treatment?
All efforts in chiropractic treatment are geared towards lower back pain by applying manual therapy:
1.S Continue Reading
Preparing for Your Newborn Baby
First time parents tend to worry more about their newborn children. They are unaware of what is normal and may find themselves calling their pediatrician more often for answers. In most cases, they will be advised to not worry. They may even make many trips to the pediatric urgent care center. Although this worry lessens a little with additional children, there is always a sense of anxiety and concern when it comes to the care of our children. These tips can help to reduce the anxiety that often comes with a first time parents care of a newborn baby.
Identify and find pediatric care near me. Most primary care pediatricians have regular business hours and may not be available late night or in the middle of the night with questions. They may refer you to someone else who is available du Continue Reading
Are You Losing Time From Work Due to Chronic Neck Pain? Talk to a Doctor at an Urgent Care
Chronic back and neck pain can be incredibly disruptive to your daily routine: recent studies indicate that in the next ten years, more than half of all senior citizens will be receiving pain medication and therapy for chronic back and neck pain. If you are suffering from pain that seems to get worse during the course of your work day, you may want to see a doctor at your local medical walk in clinic. More than 3 million people visit walk in clinics every week for emergency room care and receive care for their back and neck issues: it could be worth a quick visit to see if you can get medication and physical therapy.
The problem with back and neck pain is that people are reluctant to go to a medical clinic for help. About 40% of all people who have chronic pain do not want to go see local doc Continue Reading
Podiatry–Caring for Your Feet and Ankles
Do you know how many steps the average adult takes every day? The number may surprise you, as it’s 4,000-to-6,000 steps.
As a result, it may not be surprising to learn that many adults experience some type of issue with their feet. In fact, 75%-to-80% actually have some type of foot problem.
Were you aware that your feet are made up of 52 bones? They also have 250,000 sweat glands for every square inch. If you’re also curious about how much your feet perspire, it’s approximately one-half pint per day. This is for the average pair of feet, however.
It’s interesting to note that men actually have fewer foot problems than women. In fact, women have four-times more Continue Reading
4 Signs of Hearing Loss
One out of every five American adults suffers from hearing loss; however, many of them don?t seek treatment. This is because our bodies grow accustomed to the gradual loss of our senses, so we often fail to notice when it?s happening. Here are four signs that you are losing your ability to hear.
- It is difficult for you to follow conversations in large groups
Do you have trouble keeping up in conversation in busy restaurants or crowded rooms? You may find yourself tuning in and out of a conversation when there is too much background noise or too many people are speaking at once. In these kinds of situations, a person with hearing loss may have trouble distinguishing between sounds and noises. Hearing aids and assistive listening devices can help make the important sounds Continue Reading
Preparing For Your Surgery
Any type of surgery can be overwhelming and intimidating. It doesn?t matter the extent or type of the surgery, it can be scary going under and not knowing what is happening to your body during the surgical procedure. If the surgery is extensive and risky, it can be even scarier, not knowing what the outcome might be. There are a few tips and strategies that a patient can do to prepare for their surgery. These tips are for reducing stress and medical anxiety surrounding the surgery.
Explore all of your medical options. Sometimes medical professionals will jump right to surgery, when other options may be considered. As a patient, it is your responsibility to research all of your medical options. Suggest things like medication changes and alternative treatments and therapies to your medical provider. Do yo Continue Reading