Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that occurs due to a reduction in the amount of cartilage in the joints. Severe injury and genetic background can lead to a reduction in bearing joints, especially the shoulder. Symptoms of osteoarthritis include pain, stiffness and inflammation in the joints. Here are some of the causes of pain on the shoulder, as reported by dukehealth.org. (more…)
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Vegetables has been proven to be efficacious for health, including broccoli. The benefits of this green vegetable attracts scientists at the University of East Anglia (UEA). They launched a new project to study the benefits of broccoli against osteoarthritis (bone pain). Broccoli potentials are previously associated with cancer risk reduction. (more…)
The cause of many painful conditions, such as chronic hip pain, can be easily cured using only your mind, even if you have been diagnosed with arthritis, bursitis, or tendonitis. Many people with hip pain are given a diagnosis of osteoarthritis (wear and tear on the joint, usually seen on an x-ray) and assume that they will be dealing with pain and anti-inflammatory medication for the rest of their lives.
Having suffered from hip pain myself, I know how painful and frustrating it can be, but did you know that your diagnosis might be incorrect and that it may be possible for you to heal yourself? Chronic hip pain is typically diagnosed as one of three possible syndromes: bursitis, tendonalgia (also known as tendonitis,) or arthritis, all of which may be misdiagnoses for the actual origin of your pain.
Arthritis – arthritis can be either osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Lots of people with hip pain are given a diagnosis of osteoarthritis (wear and tear on the joint, usually seen on an x-ray) and assume that they will be dealing with anti-inflammatory medication and pain for the rest of their lives. In many cases when pain is attributed to osteoarthritis the true cause is something entirely different. Yes, you may show average wear in your hip joint, but the pain may in fact be caused by tension myositis syndrome (TMS).
Bursitis – a bursa is a structure that protects underlying bone in areas of high pressure. Bursitis can affect the shoulder (subacromial bursitis,) or the hip, (trochanteric bursitis.) But in many patients bursitis is a misdiagnosis and the real cause is TMS related tendonitis.
Tendonitis - is a group of disorders attributed to a painful tendon inflamed due to overuse. In certain clinics, it has been found that tendonitis is caused not by overuse, but by a subconscious pain creating mechanism of our own minds called tension myositis syndrome (TMS).
TMS, or tension myositis syndrome, is a painful condition caused by our subconscious mind. It is incorrectly diagnosed by doctors as many other conditions, including; bursitis, osteoarthritis, tendonitis, pinched nerves, eczema, and ruptured discs, just to name a few. The pain caused by TMS is real, but the reason for the pain is not due to a physical abnormality and therefore can be easily healed. TMS is used by our subconscious to divert our attention from the even more painful emotions of anger and resentment.
Since it is unacceptable in most cultures to express anger and resentment we learn to hold it in. The amount of energy associated with negative emotions is quite great and your mind’s way of dealing with this repressed negative energy is to ‘put’ it somewhere in your body, such as your hip, shoulder, low back, or neck. Your subconscious mind then creates a painful condition, such as tendonitis, by restricting the oxygen and blood flow to the area.
TMS is little known in most medical circles, so asking your doctor about it will most likely do you no good. For more information about TMS and to see whether it might be affecting you, look for Dr. John E. Sarno’s book Healing Back Pain. In it, he describes in great detail how TMS manifests. I have used and perfected a number of mindbody healing
techniques to heal myself from chronic neck, backArticle Search, and hip pain and you can too.
There are several medical conditions that can be suitably cured by chiropractic treatment. Not only back pain and slipped or herniated discs, but some other conditions, such as allergies, which is not normally associated with chiropractics, yet many conditions that involve neural pathways are treatable using chiropractic therapy. Here is a range of conditions that can be treated using non-invasive chiropractic manipulative therapy.
Neck and Back Pain: – The treatment of back pain, and other problems associated with the spine, is a classic application of chiropractic science. Most spinal problems can be resolved using manipulative chiropractic therapy much more effectively than that by surgery. A number of problems related to back and neck such as low back pain, slipped discs, sciatica, etc can be treated and resolved by chiropractic care. Slipped disc or herniated discs are treated in a much better way by chiropractic
Carpel Tunnel Syndrome: – CTS is caused by a strained nerve in the tunnel of bones formed by the carpals in the wrist. Chiropractic care entails manipulation of the upper spine, elbow and wrist and may also use ultrasound therapy. Two studies were carried out involving 25 and 91 individuals who reported significant improvements in the condition after chiropractic treatment. The second study which involved 91 people concluded that chiropractic was at least as effective as conventional treatment involving drugs and wrist supports. The condition can be caused by a misalignment in the spine, hence the manipulation of the upper spine and neck forms a part of the chiropractic treatment.
Joint Problems: – There are various reasons of joint dysfunction, including osteoarthritis, degradation due to misaligned joints, disc problems and a few more. Chiropractic treatment can realign joints very efficiently, and also resolve disc problems. A lack of flexibility due to osteoarthritis can be improved by chiropractic manipulation accompanied by pain relief.
Whiplash Injuries: – Symptoms include neck pain and stiffness, shoulder and arm pain, visual disturbances and frequent headaches. Physical chiropractic therapy can be used in combination with strengthening exercise to treat the damage caused, and the neck and spine can be adjusted to get you on the road to recovery. Chiropractic therapy for whiplash is aimed to optimize motion in the spine, treat the spinal discs, reduce muscle spasm and develop muscular strength.
Allergies: – Allergic reactions are caused by the immune system responding to a cause which it senses as being pathogenic. The processes that initiate the allergic reaction are passed through the neural system, down the spinal cord to the areas concerned. Chiropractic science can sometimes be used to help control the allergic reaction by working on the neuro-musculoskeletal system.
Pain: – Pain, such as headaches and other neurological conditions, has many causes. Sometimes chiropractic care can be used to moderate pain or eliminate it altogether, depending on its source. Common sources of pain that are treatable using chiropractics include trapped nerves, inflamed nerve roots and pressure being exerted on a nerve by, for example, a herniated disc or misaligned bones.
Accidents: – Chiropractic treatment can in accident or injury cases which have resulted in misalignment of the bones in your spine or damage to your neural system. Realignment of bones or gentle chiropractic manipulation of areas of the spine could reduce nerve inflammation and debilitating pain.
There are many more conditions suitable for chiropractic treatment, not all medical. It can be concluded that chiropractic care can be used to treat a range of conditions, some of them having no immediately obvious connection with the area being treated.