I don't know how some doctors do it. Most oncologists have never had cancer. Most orthopedic surgeons have never gone under the knife. Few therapists have ever fought overseas and experienced post traumatic stress disorder. It must be hard to have empathy if you've never experienced the condition for yourself.
Steroid injections are a very commonly used tool in the medical community for dealing with lower back pain, but does this seemingly safe practice have a downside? Well, according to a recent study, steroid injections may pose an increased risk of vertebral fracture in older adults. In other words, a broken back.
Norton Shores Michigan Chiropractor - By now, just about everybody has heard about the outbreak of a rare form of fungal meningitis that was caused by a “bad batch” of steroid injections. These injections are commonly used in patients for the treatment of back pain. This outbreak occurred back in September of 2012 and resulted in more than 400 cases of meningitis nationwide, 32 of which died from the illness. Michigan led the way with more than 230 cases and 10 deaths.
Norton Shores Michigan Chiropractor - I recently treated a patient of mine in the last few weeks of her pregnancy. She was a back and neck pain sufferer who started seeing me over a year ago. Her symptoms resolved a while back and she has seeing me on a preventative basis since. Upon getting the news that she was pregnant, she wondered if the increased weight and other whacky changes that occur with pregnancy might cause a relapse in her symptoms. Plenty of women never have back pain until they have their first child, so she figured that since she already had back problems, she may be more susceptible than most.
Norton Shores Michigan Chiropractor -- Everybody knows where the "funny bone" is. The real 'funny' part is that it is not a bone at all. In fact, the notorious spot is actually located between two bones. When you bash it into a table or edge of a wall, you experience all sorts of odd sensations.