March 23, 2011
Millions of people in the United States and around the world suffer from all types of arthritis including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. For those who suffer from this disease it can be very painful and debilitating. Many sufferers in fact have a hard time even doing simple things like buttoning their shirt or combing their hair. Because of this there are many people around the world who try to find relief or a cure for arthritis whether naturally or by medication.
There are a few exercises that can help improve the patient’s pain symptoms, but some exercises can actually make it worse. The reason is that some exercises could result trauma for the arthritic area, inflaming it even more. But, if you do the right exercises you would be able to reduce the swelling as well as slow down the progression of the problem. In addition, medication is made available to reduce the swelling and inflammation, but many patients would prefer a natural alternative.
If you suffer from arthritis you might consider trying different yoga exercises. Yoga is one of the most beneficial and stress reducing type of exercises. Not only do they have tremendous benefits in reducing trauma in your body, but they also increase the flow of blood and nutrients throughout your body. Because of this it has been known to help those sufferers of arthritic conditions.
There are many different types of yoga exercises. The best thing about yoga is that it does not require you to overextend your muscles and or ligaments, thus it builds stamina and resilience in your body. These yoga exercises help reduce the pain due to arthritis and also reduce stress.
Weight management is another reason why a lot of people turn to yoga. Interestingly, arthritis can be amplified because of pressure we are giving to our body, especially on the arthritic joints. By implementing yoga exercises into your routine, you get the added benefit of reducing weight while also reducing the symptoms of arthritis. Yoga has become a recommended solution by many doctors to help with overall arthritis pain management.
March 9, 2011
Sciatica is a pain that affects millions of people throughout the world. It’s one of those types of pains that shoots through your body and feels like a lightning rod. It often manifests itself around your hip area and can be constant and nagging, causing many people to lose sleep. It is not one of those types of pains that should be ignored.
The term sciatica represents a pain and inflammation of the sciatic nerve. It is one of the longest nerves in our body. The word “sciatic” comes from Latin word which means hip. The sciatic nerve because it’s so long that the pain can extend from your buttocks all the way down to your toes. In fact, this is how many people explained the pain that they feel, which often makes it difficult to diagnose the cause of the problem by a doctor.
When a patient visits a doctor to resolve their problem he/she must trace back the origin of the pain in order to treat the root of the problem. But as mentioned before the sciatic nerve branches out into many parts of the body, through one’s muscles, joints, and tissue. Tracing back the origin of the problem is a tedious and somewhat trial and error method. It is best for the patient to work with the doctor in explaining how long and how far the pain continues.
There are many reasons how sciatica comes about. For example, a person lifting something improperly could cause a misalignment in vertebrae, which then could lead to sciatic pain. In addition, many people sit in front of the computer for long periods of time in an improper position, this could also cause sciatica pain.
Chiropractors have been known to do a very good job in treating sciatica. The doctors thoroughly investigate where the pain begins and check the alignment of the vertebrae in your back. With that in mind, the doctor can trace the areas in which the pain is being propagated. Thus, the chiropractor can then present to the patient the best options to reduce sciatic pain. Exercise and manipulation are often recommended.