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BACK PAIN

BACK PAIN Back Pain Back pain is one of the most common medical problems in the world. It is a leading reason why people visit a doctor and affects upwards of 80% of adults at some point in their lives. It can range from a muscle aching to a shooting, burning or stabbing sensation. In addition, the pain may radiate down your leg or worsen with bending, twisting, lifting, standing or walking. Your doctor can usually identify the cause with a test or an imaging study. Conditions commonly linked to back pain...

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ARTHRITIS

ARTHRITIS Arthritis While there are over 100 different types of arthritis, all forms refer to an inflammation of the joints. The two most prevalent forms of arthritis are rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis (OA). Typically symptoms appear gradually as you age, though, in some cases, they can worsen suddenly. Though arthritis most often affects adults over the age of 65, the disease can also be found in children, teens and young adults.    What Causes Arthritis?    The firm but flexible...

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MUSCLE SPASMS

MUSCLE SPASMS Muscle Spasms Though they can be incredibly painful, muscle spasms, or muscle cramps, are usually temporary. Defined as when a muscle involuntarily contracts and cannot relax, a muscle cramp can affect any muscle at any time. Most commonly, cramps like these affect your calves, thighs, foot arches, arms, abdomen, hands and ribcage. Below we’ll discuss who gets muscle spasms, what causes these cramps and how to treat them.   Who is susceptible?  As a universal problem, muscle spasms can happen to...

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