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Bronchitis or Chest Cold

Bronchitis is an inflammation and irritation of the airways that lead to the lungs. Its usual cause is the invasion of viruses. It can also be caused by bacteria and exposure to cigarette smoke or air pollution. The inflammation caused by acute bronchitis is not permanent. It goes away when the infection or irritation goes…

Home Remedies For Bronchitis

Bronchitis is a condition defined as the inflammation of the bronchi which results in persistent cough that produces considerable quantities of sputum. A respiratory infection such as a cold is the initial stage of the development of bronchitis. Bronchitis usually disappears within a few days without lasting effects in most people, however the coughs due…

TMJ Lockjaw – Facts On TMJ Dislocation

The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) allows you to open and close your mouth. Hence, you are able to speak, chew, bite in, grind and clench your teeth with the help of this joint. It is a very delicate joint located in the front part of the ears and connects the lower jaw to the skull. In…

SPRAINS, STRAIN, FRACTURE, AND DISLOCATIONS

Traumatic injuries cause damage to tissues. The incidental rupturing of ancillary and primary blood vessels supplying these tissues internally bleed at the site of trauma. The blood supplies normally bring nutrients, oxygen, and remove waste materials and metabolic by-products from tissues. With damage, the delicate piping systems of blood vessels rupture at smaller capillary, aterioli,…

Collarbone Injury

The clavicle or “collar bone” connects the scapula bone in the shoulder to the sternum in your chest. It functions to hold the shoulder upward and backward. Clavicle fractures are common bone injuries. A break in the clavicle bone is usually a closed fracture that normally takes approximately 6 weeks to heal in an adult,…

What Is Cerebral Palsy? – Andrew Brereton

Spastic Cerebral Palsy. The word ‘spastic’ means ‘stiff’ and so children who have spastic cerebral palsy have a tendency to have stiff muscles. That stiffness may show itself only in one limb, two limbs. Three limbs or four. There are various names for the different combinations of limbs which are affected in all types. I…

What are the Symptoms of a Hiatal Hernia?

A hiatal hernia occurs when part of your stomach bulges upward out of your belly and into your chest cavity. There are three main types of hiatal hernia: sliding, paraesophageal, and mixed. A sliding hiatal hernia is the most common type and is generally not a serious condition. Paraesophageal and mixed hiatal hernias may progress…

Cervical Spine Fracture Treatment Information

A fracture (break) of the cervical spine is commonly referred to as a broken neck. Approximately 5-10% of unconscious patients who present to the ED as the result of a motor vehicle accident or fall have a major injury to the cervical spine. Injuries to this region of the spine are frequently a combination of…

Herniated Disc – Ayurveda

A herniated (also called a slipped or ruptured) disc is a fragment of the disc nucleus which is pushed out of the annulus, into the spinal canal through a tear or rupture. Discs that become herniated are usually in an early stage of degeneration. The spinal canal has limited space which is inadequate for the…

What is Neuralgia?

Neuralgia is a general term for nerve pain affecting the peripheral nerves. Neuralgia often results in head and neck pain that is spasmodic, and is an extremely painful disorder that can completely destroy a person’s quality of life. The most common cause of neuralgia is neuritis, an inflammation of the nerves that can be caused…

How to Treat a Pinched Nerve in Your Lower Back

If you suffer from back pain caused by a pinched nerve in your lower back there are a multitude of ways that are safe and effective for providing pain relief. Millions of people across the world suffer from aches and pains on a daily basis. The sad fact is that the majority of these people…

Ouch! Pain in the Neck?

Oh! Pain in the Neck?! Neck pain, at times, can become pain in the neck’ quite literally. People who have experienced neck pain alone know how painful the neck pain can turnout to be. Neck is one of the most flexible regions of the spine, which consists of vertebrae, seven shock absorbing discs, muscles, and…

Acute Wry Neck or Torticollis

Torticollis or an acute wry neck occurs relatively uncommonly and consists of the onset of sudden and severe neck pain which causes the cervical neck muscles to contract reflexly. This leads to the neck being kept in an abnormal posture to minimise pain, a posture known as torticollis. Torticollis is not a diagnosis of itself…