How You Can Stay Safe While Cleaning Your Yard and Home

Cleanup in the yard and the home is a necessary evil this time of the year. But if you’re not careful, you could end up nursing a serious injury. Among the most-frequently seen injuries in the emergency department are those resulting from falls and eye injuries, says emergency department physician Thomas Waters, MD. Serious falls tend to happen when … Read More

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Do You Have a Stiff Neck? Try These Simple Remedies

With so many of us gazing into computers or staring down at our smart phones most of the day, it’s no wonder data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that nearly 20 percent of us have experienced neck pain within the past three months. A stiff neck typically is the result of muscles weakening over … Read More

Text Neck: Is Smartphone Use Causing Your Neck Pain?

Virtually unheard of two years ago, “text neck” is a repetitive strain injury that’s becoming more common as more people hunch over smartphones. Aggravating muscle pain in the neck and shoulders, and sometimes lower back, is occurring even in teens and adolescents. “Typically, incidence of neck pain increases with age. But today we’re seeing and … Read More

Need Pain Relief? Consider Radiofrequency Ablation

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

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6 Ways Phones and Tablets Affect Your Health (Slideshow)

Are you reading this story on your smartphone? Take a quick look around and see how many others are glued to their devices, too. Smartphones and tablets enrich our lives, but they also come with risks. A few healthy habits can help you avoid those risks. [tn3 origin=”album” ids=”652″ transitions=”default” responsive=”1″]

Don’t Let ‘Text Neck’ Get the Best of You (Video)

Click, swipe, pinch, expand. With smartphones and tablets, we find the information we want in a flash. But what happens to our bodies when we constantly look down at mobile devices? Our neck muscles become unbalanced, says Cleveland Clinic chiropractor Andrew Bang, DC, of the Center for Integrative Medicine. This can lead to poor posture, neck … Read More