Slipping on ice is one of the main causes of orthopedic injuries in the wintertime. The majority of these falls are relatively minor, but an injury such as breaking a bone or bones can happen.
It is no secret that smoking is bad for you, but how exactly does it affect your body before undergoing a medical procedure? Preparing for surgery can be a stressful time and a patient often has quite the to-do list before the procedure actually takes place.
Nerve signals are transmitted from the body to the brain constantly. Many of these signals help prevent injury by making the person aware that something may be wrong. Unfortunately, when nerves become damaged or injured, they may still send pain signals to the brain even if an injury is not actually occurring.
Back pain is one of the most common medical complaints among adults. Many studies report that 80 percent of Americans will be tormented by back pain at some point in their lives.1 Back pain can impact a person’s ability to move freely and sleep productively, which significantly affects a person’s quality of life as they attempt to engage in everyday activities. It can affect people of any age and is most commonly due to injury, muscle strain, tension, or poor posture.
Although “get some rest” is often the go-to advice following surgery, getting back to motion quickly is extremely important to the body’s recovery process. It is the body’s natural response to try to protect the area surrounding where a surgery or “trauma” has occurred.