What Is Post-Laminectomy Syndrome?

A laminectomy is a surgery meant to reduce pressure on the nerves in the spinal cord. This is typically accomplished by removing part of a vertebra.  Post-laminectomy syndrome is a condition in which patients continue to experience pain after the surgery has taken place. This is a specific case, but PLS is often used to refer to persistent pain following …

Cervical Radiculopathy – Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, & Treatment

Cervical radiculopathy is a condition in which the nerve root in the cervical spine – the section of the spine between the cranium and the thoracic vertebrae (which attach to the ribs) – becomes damaged or inflamed. This causes various neurological issues. Symptoms of Cervical Radiculopathy The neurological issues resulting from cervical radiculopathy radiate from the neck and into the …

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8 Common Side Effects of Chemotherapy

Cancer is always scary and alas very common. Moreover, everyone is at risk of getting cancer. Likely, we have some good options for cancer treatment that can sometimes give promising results. One of them is chemotherapy. This type of cancer treatment works by destroying fast-growing cancer cells, however, it also has unpleasant health effects. Although chemotherapy kills cancer cells, it …

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What Is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease is commonly referred to as “gum disease”, “gingivitis”, and “periodontitis”. These terms are usually correct, but there are some technicalities that need to be cleared up. Gum disease – A synonym for periodontal disease. Gingivitis – The first stage of periodontal disease (usually accompanied by mild symptoms, often reversible) Periodontitis – The advanced stage of gum disease (usually …

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Tips To Disinfect Your Home

With the Coronavirus taking over the world, keeping clean has likely never been more important. Not only should we be washing our hands frequently throughout the day, but we need to make sure that our homes are kept clean too. There are plenty of steps that can be taken. Some are pretty obvious. Others are not as well known — …

3 Most Common Kids Health Problems

As parents it’s natural for us to want the best for our kids. The best way to help them be the happiest they can be, is keep them the healthiest they can be. So we’ll briefly cover 3 of the most common kids health challenges that can slow your little Energizer bunnies, how to prevent them whenever possible, and help …