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All Posts in Category: Health Basics

5 tips for keeping your joints healthy

Bad joints can cause major pain and stiffness when you exercise, play sports or even just carry out your everyday tasks. For some people, “bad” joints can become so unhealthy that the only treatment is joint replacement surgery.

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10 stretches you can do at work

10 Stretches You Can Do At Work

A majority of American workers (about 80 percent) work desk jobs or jobs that require little to no physical activity. Spending your days sitting at a desk can be a recipe for muscle soreness, stiffness and even pain. Doing work stretches throughout the day could relieve stiffness and muscles soreness.

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5 reasons why your back may be hurting

5 Common Reasons for Back Pain 

Back pain is a common ailment among people of all ages. More than 26 million Americans between the ages of 20-64 experience frequent back pain, and the majority of us will experience back pain at some point in our lives. It is one of the most common reasons for missed work, and low back pain is the single leading cause of disability in Americans under 45.

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When should you see a doctor about nerve pain?

The nervous system is integral to your body’s ability to function. It regulates your breathing, controls your muscles and senses heat, cold and pain. So what happens when there’s a glitch in your nervous system?

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3 Walking Trails to Check Out in Houston

The Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons recommends 30 minutes of walking five days a week to get the full benefits of the exercise for the musculoskeletal system. We picked some of our favorite walking trails in Houston. Here are three of our favorite parks with walking/hiking trails in and around Houston.

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Everything you need to know about scoliosis

What you need to know about scoliosis

Contrary to what you might think, scoliosis is not a disease but a musculoskeletal disorder resulting in an abnormal lateral curvature of the spine. The disorder affects about three out of every 100 people, or an estimated six to nine million people in the United States.

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5 of the best low-impact exercises for back pain

One of the biggest misconceptions people have when dealing with back pain or joint pain is that they should cut back on exercising. While it is true that your exercise routine should be adjusted based on your physical limitations, halting physical activity can actually do more harm than good.

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How Much Does Back Surgery Cost?

An Overview of Back Surgery Costs

Back surgery is typically recommended only when non-surgical treatments have failed to relieve symptoms. If you have exhausted all other options and you are having chronic pain, you may start to wonder if back surgery is for you. One of the first questions on your mind is most likely, how much will a back surgery cost? Here is an overview of the costs of several different procedures in case you may need to have a surgery performed. Please be advised that the prices can differ depending on your location, insurance, and type of surgery.

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