Numbness

What is Numbness? Numbness and tingling are abnormal sensations that can occur anywhere in your body, but are often felt in your hands, feet, arms, or legs. Some other terms that are used to describe numbness are sensory loss, paresthesias, tingling, and loss of sensation. What are the Causes? Numbness and tingling have many different possible causes, including: Remaining in the same seated or standing position for a long time … [Read more...]

Chronic Pain

What is Chronic Pain? Pain plays an important role in overall health. Acute pain is a normal sensation triggered in the nervous system which acts as an alarm system for the body. When tissue is injured, peripheral nerves in the area send a shrieking signal to the spinal cord and brain. The usual result is a reflex that is processed in the spinal cord: you pull your hand away from the stove; you shift your weight off of the broken bone. All pain … [Read more...]

Arthritis

What is Arthritis? Arthritis is a general term used for many conditions that result from the degenerative changes of the joint and its structures. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis. It may affect over 80% of people over the age of 60. In OA degeneration, changes describe a slow and progressive loss of the cartilage (a rubbery material between two bones) that acts as a barrier and a shock absorber between two bones, … [Read more...]