When told they have sciatica, many people believe that is their diagnosis. Sciatica itself is not actually a condition or disease, but rather a name for a set of symptoms caused by a spinal condition.
If you have healthy knees, run, but make sure you run efficiently with a smooth technique involving short strides, mid-foot landing, well-fitting running shoes and soft surfaces. If you have injured knees, repair them, or find the running bliss in other sports, but don't miss out.
There are mantra meditations, visualization meditations, open-focus meditations, breath-based meditations and so many more. You just have to find the shoe that fits. An easy one to start with is one that evokes a very natural state in us: kindness.
While most cases of plantar foot pain are actually plantar fasciitis and should respond to treatment accordingly, there is an old expression in health care that still holds true: "If the patient does not improve, the treatment or the diagnosis is wrong."
Millions of Americans take over-the-counter painkillers like Advil or Aleve for any random ache, pain, or cold symptom, without a second thought. What most don't know is that those drugs -- called non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) -- are responsible for over 16,000 deaths per year.
When you think about rheumatoid arthritis, you should look at it from the perspective of what you should take in or eat and what you should remove from your life and diet in regards to helping your body become healthier.
First off, let me just say, it was utterly barbaric. I limped, Igor like, into the nondescript mini-mall storefront in the suburbs looking for relief...
Back pain is a common medical complaint. People often seek solutions for their back pain from friends and family as well as the Internet. However, there is a lot of misinformation out there. Let's look at some of the most common misconceptions about back pain and set the record straight.
There are a lot of common beliefs about spine surgery that are false or only partially true. It is important that you are well-informed before making any decisions about your health care.
Your gut and your emotions are a two-way street. They both have the potential to negatively affect one another, so addressing the state of your mental health -- not just the food you eat -- is incredibly important.
By Deepak Chopra, M.D., FACP, and P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS, FRCP, Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina Y...
Why do we suffer? After treating patients with migraines for over a decade, I have concluded that pain has a purpose. Those who experience pain, ...
Obesity and being overweight are linked to higher disease state complications and progression of both gout and osteoarthritis. So getting yourself into target weight is important for joint health.
Since first encountering his work, I have been a great admirer of Larry Dossey, M.D. -- a New York Times bestselling author of several books, as well ...
My husband doesn't look like Zac Efron. But he looks like Prince Charming to me. And he does the dishes. And brings me a cup of tea every night.
One minute you're planning a weekend and the next, a team of doctors surround your bed. One of them knelt down, held my hand and explained that they were going to remove the mass.
Through my work with thousands of patients over the years, I have discovered that illness can serve as a catalyst for a new and improved life, if the situation is approached mindfully. Someone with heart disease, for example, can use the illness as an opportunity to get into and enjoy moving her body.
After years of frustration churning through this system myself, unable to help patients get truly better, I left the world of conventional medicine and entered that of integrative medicine, which draws from the best of conventional, complementary, and alternative modalities of healing. My own journey led me beyond integrative medicine and into a realm I call "slow medicine."
In our fast-paced world, we are used to looking for quick-fix solutions to our health challenges, not realizing that these "solutions" in fact may contribute to our problems.
Living with a chronic illness may be a part of who you are. My illness is intertwined with every part of who I am. I barely recall that I was pain-free before age 24. Yet, life is good. I must choose to make it that way each day.