For recovering alcoholics, particularly those who quit drinking in the recent past, this festive time of the year can be a difficult one — and altering your usual holiday routine to encourage sobriety is definitely something to consider, says Jason Jerry, MD, staff physician at the Alcohol and Drug Recovery Center at Cleveland Clinic’s Lutheran … Read More
The national discussion about healthcare reform continues, especially as the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplace coverage is set to take effect in January. Healthcare reform is a heated topic, and there is plenty of confusion about what is fact and what is fiction. As we all talk about the future of healthcare, our discussion … Read More
If you’ve got pain, from arthritis or an injury, here’s when you might benefit from seeing a pain specialist.
If you have chronic back pain, there may be effective treatments besides surgery that may help, depending on your particular condition. It’s important to see your doctor and discuss the options. Robin Jackson had chronic pain originating in her lower back, traveling down her left leg and into her foot. She was diagnosed with sciatica, … Read More
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If you suffer from chronic neck and back pain, or chronic lower back pain, there is a minimally invasive option that you may want to discuss with your doctor called Radiofrequency ablation (RFA). For some patients, RFA may reduce or eliminate pain for months at a time. The treatment uses an electrical current produced by … Read More
Most people don’t go around thinking about their bones. That is, until one breaks. Typically, fractures (broken bones) heal fairly well. But what about bones that are shattered in multiple places? Or fractures that won’t heal? Or — worst of all — traumatic breaks that tear the skin? “Trauma is hard because no one plans … Read More
We all experience pain in our lives, whether from injury, a tension headache or just sleeping in an awkward position. But for many people, chronic pain — most commonly back pain, headaches and pain from arthritis — can make routine activities very challenging. People have many questions about the best ways to address pain. To … Read More
Finding the right rehabilitation facility can be challenging because there are many factors to consider, says Yana Shumyatcher, MD, a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist at Cleveland Clinic Rehabilitation Hospital at Euclid Hospital. “Asking the right questions can help,” she says. Below, find ten questions to ask when choosing a rehab facility: 1. Does it … Read More
Here is how 3D printing is helping surgeons make surgeries more personalized to each patient’s unique anatomy.
Here’s why sleep is important when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease. Our expert explains the findings.