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Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless Legs SyndromeRestless legs syndrome (RLS) is a disorder of the part of the nervous system that causes an urge to move the legs. Because it usually interferes with sleep, it also is considered a sleep disorder.Symptoms of Restless Legs SyndromePeople with restless legs syndrome have uncomfortable sensations in their legs (and sometimes arms or […]

Dementia – An Overview

What is Dementia? Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a group of conditions that affect how well our brains work.Dementia can affect anyone, and as people get older the chances of developing dementia increase.The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease – which around two-thirds of people with dementia have.The symptoms each […]

Anti Inflammatory Diet

Anti-Inflammatory Diet for Rheumatoid ArthritisThis a healthy option for anyone and everyone. While there is no specific “diet” that people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), should follow, researchers have identified certain foods that can help control inflammation. Many of them are found in the so-called Mediterranean diet, which emphasizes fish, vegetables and olive oil, among other staples. […]

Causes and prevention of back pain

Back Pain Back pain is the most common complaint among adults under 45 years. Back pain brings life to a complete halt and interrupts careers. Here is a quick look at the anatomy of the back. Follow the link for a 3D introduction video to the Upper Back or the Lower Back. Our body depends on the spinal column for […]

Arthritis – Home remedies

Arthritis Arthritis refers to inflammation of the joints. Arthritis arises from many causes and can be treated in many different ways. Arthritis classifications :  Arthritis caused by infection. Arthritis resulting from rheumatic fever. Rheumatoid arthritis. Degenerative arthritis. Arthritis due to joint injuries. Arthritis caused by gout. Arthritis originating from the nervous system. Rheumatoid arthritis and arthritis caused […]

Back pain and the Computer User

Back pain is the most common complaint among adults under 45 years of age. It can bring everything to a complete halt and interrupt your personal life and career. Here is a quick look at the anatomy of the back. Our body depends on the spinal column for structural stability and mobility. We twist, bend and flex […]

Arthritis – Rheumatoid arthritis

The three most common types of arthritis: osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and gout. Rheumatoid arthritis can affect any joint in the body but often affects the smaller joints, including hands, wrists, fingers and elbows before any of the larger joints like the hips, knees, shoulders. Joints are generally affected on both sides of the body. The symptoms are often […]

Arthritis – Osteoarthritis

Arthritis literally means “inflammation of a joint”. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis but osteoarthritis is the most common.  According to the NZ Ministry of Health, arthritis is the single greatest cause of disability in New Zealand. More than half a million people will be affected by arthritis during their lifetime. In the USA, […]

Arthritis in children

Perhaps the most important thing to know about exercise for children with arthritis is that it does no harm. They can exercise and should. Benefits of the old adage that exercise is “good for us,” can be even greater for children with arthritis – as can the downsides of being physically inactive. That’s why it’s especially […]

Upper Back – upper and middle back pain

Upper and middle back pain can occur anywhere from the base of your neck to the bottom of your rib cage. Ribs attach to a long, flat bone in the center of the chest (the sternum) attaching to and wrapping around your back. If a nerve in this area is pinched, irritated, or injured, you may also […]