Medical Articles

Reporting 64405 for Third Occipital Nerve Blocks? Think Again

Also, learn what CPT codes you must choose for blocking lesser occipital nerve Physiatrists who administer third occipital nerve blocks must not automatically assume that 64405* (Injection, anesthetic agent; greater occipital nerve) is the most suitable CPT code. Most medical coding consultants recommend reporting 64470-22 in place of 64405 to more precisely define these types…

Ischias: Sciatic Nerve or Sciatica

On average, symptoms will only happen on one side of the body. This is a very common form of back pain, however the term sciatica actually applies to a set of symptoms rather than the diagnosis of what is irritating the nerve. Causes The cause of sciatica is generally the compression of the lumbar spine…

Sudden infant death syndrome

Overview Typically the infant is found dead after having been put to bed, and exhibits no signs of having suffered. SIDS is a diagnosis of exclusion. It should only be applied to an infant whose death is sudden and unexpected and remains unexplained after the performance of an adequate postmortem investigation including an autopsy; investigation…

Sore Throat Relief, Get rid of Sore Throat

Sore throat – the most common contagious viral or bacterial infection… a tickling sensation that becomes sore, frustrating and eventually severely painful. Antibiotics can cure only bacterial sore throats but for viral based infections, antibiotics are of no use. However, natural remedies for sore throat can really do wonders with viral based infections. You will…

Peanut Butter for the Diabetic

I am constantly surprised by the number of diabetics who are unaware that simple peanut butter is a great protein source that is beneficial in a diabetics diet.  And once I mention it they usually look at me like I am crazy and say, “but what about fat and cholesterol?”  Remember to eat everything in a…

How To Identify Shingles Without a Rash

Is it possible to develop shingles without a rash? Yes, but this is a rare case. Shingles is a condition which is manifested by painful rashes or blisters which show on one side of the body. It usually lasts for two weeks and can even be prolonged to a month. Most of the time, the…

Hyperpigmentation – Its Causes and Alternatives

Hyper pigmentation refers to skin that has turned darker than normal where the change that has occurred is unrelated to sun exposure. Hyper pigmentation is caused due to excessive production of melanin. Melanin is the pigment that is solely responsible for the color of the skin. Hyper pigmentation occurs due to the excessive secretion of…

Psoriasis, A Chronic Dry Skin Disease

With the change of our lifestyles, we are facing ourselves wrapped with multiple health problems and diseases that are often dangerous and sometimes life threatening. These diseases are generally called as life style diseases, as they take shape from the regular habits of our lives overall. However, some diseases are less harmful and can be…

Eliminate Nail Fungal Infection

Nails protect your toes and finger tissues and they are mostly made of keratin. Nail fungal infection is a common condition caused by dermatophytes fungus. These fungus feed on the keratin of the nails resulting to infection and nail damage. It is important to know how to eliminate nail fungal infection to save your nails.…

Food Allergy and Asthma

There have been a lot of studies about food allergy that involves patients having asthma. You can easily see the symptoms after a couple of hours after eating a certain kind of food. Asthma and eczema are associated with atopic patients with allergies in food. Atopy has three manifestations including asthma. It is an allergy…

Amino Acids – a Hidden Solution to Stress

Evidence has been accumulating that amino acids have a remarkable affect on the body’s ability to deal with stress and with stress related illness. Many more illnesses are connected with stress than previously thought. Amino acids are the building blocks that make up proteins, and proteins in turn make up the largest part of our…