Getting well, staying well
No matter how lucky or careful a person is, it is practically impossible to spend all one’s days without illness. When confronted with a life-changing health condition, there are many important ways one can take charge and manage it effectively. In this series, we take a close look at the things you should know in order to be the best custodian of your own wellness.
Preparing for Spine Surgery: 7 Things You Should Know
Most cases of back pain can be treated with physical therapy, pain medication, a back brace, or other alternative treatments like exercise, yoga, and superficial heat. However, if your pain continues or worsens, or if it limits your daily functions, spine surgery may be a viable option.
How to Recognize Brain Aneurysm Symptoms
How to Prepare for your EEG Test
If you have signs or symptoms of a neurological condition, your doctor may order diagnostic testing to make a diagnosis. One type of diagnostic testing, an electroencephalogram (EEG), helps your doctor diagnose neurological conditions quickly. The sooner your doctor can make a diagnosis, the sooner your treatment can begin. Understanding the purpose of an EEG test can help you prepare for the procedure.
Pinched Nerve Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment
If you've ever had pain and weren't quite sure what caused it, you may have had a pinched nerve. Although it is most common in the neck or back, a pinched nerve can also occur in other parts of the body, such as the wrist. Recognizing pinched nerve symptoms and signs is critical for receiving the proper treatment.
World's Smallest Pacemaker Now Offered at Mercy General Hospital
Every year in the United States, doctors implant about 200,000 pacemakers. Most often, they are used to treat people with a condition called bradycardia, a type of arrhythmia in which the heart beats too slowly.