Turmeric For Pain Relief

Have you ever considered using turmeric for pain relief? Wondering how to use turmeric for optimal effect? For the vast majority of ailments, from osteoarthritis to muscle injuries,

Benefits of Epidural Steroid Injections for Back or Neck Pain

For anyone who suffers from back pain or neck pain, the primary goal of any treatment plan in to maximize their quality of life by minimizing pain. Another priority is typically to avoid the hassle and risks inherent in surgery and its associated recovery, if at all possible. What is an Epidural for Back Pain or Neck Pain? Among the many effective treatment options known to modern medicine, epidural injections and, more specifically epidural steroid injections are a relatively common component of treatment. But for all of the procedure’s routine nature, very few patients have a firm understanding of how epidural steroid injections work to treat sciatic back pain (pain that shoots from the lower back and down into the hips or legs) as well as some instances of neck pain that radiates or shoots into the arms. Here is what you should know, followed by the top three benefits of the procedure. The Epidural Space ≠ into Your Spinal Cord A common misconception is that the epidural injections go directly into the spinal cord. However, the epidural space is actually a very specific area. The intrathecal

Lower and Upper Back Stretches You Can Do at Work

Doing stretches at work may feel silly, but the benefits of taking a break from sitting at your desk (probably with your head tilted against a phone or hunched over a computer keyboard) can do wonders for your flexibility and help reduce back pain. Plus, there are plenty of lower and upper back stretches that you can do discreetly—not that we think anyone would think it is that weird, anyway. From Your Desk: Lower and Upper Back Stretches Before undertaking any sort of exercise regimen (including stretches), check with a health professional if you have serious pain or any reason to suspect that you may be suffering from a serious condition or injury. If over the course of engaging in the exercise, stop immediately if you are in pain. The amount of time you are able to hold a stretch will depend on your level of physical fitness and flexibility. Do not beat yourself up if you can’t hold a pose for very long yet—practice makes perfect! Once you have gotten the okay from your licensed practitioner and you are ready to go, get started with these lower