Fracture and Bone Healing – What Your Body Requires

Bone healing occurs in four stages – Haematoma formation, cellular growth, callus formation, and ossification. When a fracture occurs there is bleeding from the vessels into the fracture site. Aseptic inflammatory response follows (except the skin is broken). The blood clots and forms a haematoma and inflammatory exudates around the damaged bone ends. The blood…

Feeding Bones to Your Dog

I have always felt that feeding a dog a bone was the same as giving a child a cookie. Dogs love bones and kids love cookies, at least in my home. Well, suddenly there has come a controversy over feeding dogs raw bones. One side of the element says dogs should have raw bones and…

Training With Cerebral Palsy – Training for Dressing

Children are the most common sufferers of cerebral palsy and since it is a lifelong condition that cannot be cured, we need to make the child as independent as possible with the help of cerebral palsy training. A child suffering from cerebral palsy will find difficulty in movement, as well as thinking and listening, which…

Easy Paraplegic Exercises That You Can Do Regularly

Paraplegia is a condition that is linked to injuries of the spinal cord and causes paralysis of the lower body. Although a person suffering from the condition could have complete or partial mobility of the upper body, the muscles can atrophy and there may be a decline of cardiovascular health due to inactivity. An inactive…

Back Pain Solutions Without Surgery

Acute back pain may begin suddenly and usually lasts around 3 months. Chronic back pain sometimes lasts throughout life. The most common back pain is low back pain (LBP). It is is often described as sudden, sharp, persistent, or dull pain felt below the waist. LBP is very common and affects the majority of people…

What is Manipulation Under Anesthesia?

Term Manipulation under anesthesia is just what it sounds like. Manipulating your muscles while under anesthesia. This has been around since the 1930’s and used by osteopathic physicians. Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA) is performed while the patient is lightly anesthetized to a state of relaxation. Adjustments and stretching movements are performed that would normally be…

Diabetes in Children: An Emerging Epidemic

Type 2 diabetes used to be called “adult-onset diabetes” for a reason — it occurred in middle-aged adults primarily and rarely, if ever, in children. But within the last decade, a serious change in diabetes trends made the description “adult-onset” no longer applicable, because adult-onset diabetes is becoming increasingly common in children. An estimated 3,700…

Obesity In The United States

Obesity in the United States has significantly risen in the past 20 years. Over 60 million adults and 9 million children are obese! If you are overweight, this is extremely dangerous for your health. You need to get to a normal weight. Obesity is caused by an energy imbalance which results from consuming too many…

Skin Rashes – Causes of Different Skin Rashes

Skin rashes are repulsive and can make us very uncomfortable and too sensitive to glances of other people. It is the reason why someone would do anything just to rid this awful condition. What most sufferers don’t understand that a skin rash can be caused by many factors and some of them are bacterial, fungus,…