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What is Stem Cell Therapy?

What is Stem Cell Therapy?

by Shearly (SU)
Imagine, if you will a baseball team where all the players play different positions. Now imagine a special player that can adapt to any position on the field, when needed. This simple analogy helps to explain how stem cells, known as undifferentiated cells, have the potential to form into other kinds of cells. Like very complicated building blocks, there are many different kinds of highly specialized cells in your body. You have skin cells, blood cells, bone cells, nerve cells, and many, many others. Stem cell therapy harnesses the power of these “master” cells to treat a variety of conditions and disorders. So far, stem cell therapy has shown great promise in repairing and replacing damaged tissue and organs.

Back Pain and Emotional Distress

Back Pain and Emotional Distress

by Bevon Findley (SU)
Studies have shown that there is a strong relationship between depression and pain. This makes perfect sense if you think about it, because pain make you feel isolated possibly even fearful. You may, for instance, fear losing more function or control of your own life decisions. A painful injury or chronic condition really can affect almost every area of your life, and your emotions are part and parcel of how you feel about yourself and how you cope your pain levels. Chronic back pain, for instance, can cause significant emotional distress because it can interfere with every day activities you once may have not given a second thought.

How Do I Know When I have a Concussion?

How Do I Know When I have a Concussion?

by Shearly (SU)
A concussion is a brain injury. Concussions are often caused by a violent blow to the head, or violent shaking or whipping of the head or upper body. Concussions can happen at any place and time. They can be caused by automobile accidents, work related accidents, falls or during outdoor and sports related activities. Some jobs and full contact sports activities tend to have a higher rate of concussion, even with protective equipment. Recently, new research has shown that concussions can be a real reason for concern, especially if they occur more than once, as is often the case in sports like boxing, martial arts, and football.

Back Pain Exercises

Back Pain Exercises

by Shearly (SU)
Chronic back pain is a common problem that plagues many adults of all ages. If you have chronic back pain, you may not feel like exercising much at all. The truth is, though, that many people do benefit from simple exercises that target specific areas of the back. Of course, it should go without saying that before beginning any form of exercise program, you should always consult with your doctor to make sure that you do not cause further injury and that you are healthy enough for exercise.

What Does Lower Back Pain Mean?

What Does Lower Back Pain Mean?

by Shearly (SU)
Lower back pain can be caused by a wide variety of underlying issues. Since the lower back is part of the spinal system and has complex and interconnected nerves, bones, spinal discs and other tissues, the area that hurts may not be where the pain is actually coming from. Lower back pain can range from mild and annoying to severe and debilitating in nature. Common causes of lower back pain include strains and injuries, as well as some chronic conditions. A sore aching back may be the result of a muscular strain or a pulled ligament, or it could signal that something else has gone wrong.