Sciatica

The sciatic nerves are the largest and longest nerves of the body, reaching about the size of your thumb in diameter, and running down the back of each leg. When these nerves are irritated or affected by the inflammation of nearby soft tissues, doctors refer to this as sciatica. One of the most common causes of sciatic leg pain is … Continue reading

Migraine Headaches

In the beginning, spots or lines or colored lights may dance before your eyes. Soon a whole range of symptoms may appear: redness swelling, tearing, hallucinations, loss of vision, nausea, vomiting, and irritability. Then the pain hits! It can range from minor discomfort to immobilizing agony and last from minutes to days. This is the classic migraine that millions of … Continue reading

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Every day, keyboard operators, grocery store clerks, assembly line workers and many others, receive micro-traumas to their hands and wrists. Vibration and repetitive motions, when combined with spinal problems and other joint dysfunction, can result in a condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome. Symptoms may include pain, numbness, tingling, weakness, or a loss of strength in the hands. The major … Continue reading