Non-Medication Alternatives For Treating Your Back Pain

If you have chronic lower back pain, you may find that you need increasing amounts of medication to be comfortable. With this comes an increased risk of side effects from the medication. Another approach is to add one or more alternatives to medication to your back pain management. Talk with your doctor about adopting the following techniques as part of your overall back pain treatment plan. Acupuncture This is an ancient Chinese medicine technique that many western doctors have ben trained to use. Read More 

Dental Implant Surgery Doesn’t Have To Be Painful: What You Can Do

Dental implant installation is a serious oral surgery. As with any other operation, some level of discomfort is to be expected. The level of pain experienced will vary from person to person as all people have different pain tolerance levels. However, the more prepared you are in terms of knowing what to expect, the less discomfort you will experience. What To Expect The primary source of discomfort after an implant procedure is soreness near the incision area. Read More 

Assisted Living Options For Couples

The pledge to remain true to each other in sickness and in health can prove challenging as a couple ages, especially if mobility or health issues make it difficult to care for one or both members of the marriage at home. Fortunately, there are many options for couples to remain together as they age. The following may work for your situation. Independent Resident Living This option works well for couples that are generally in good health both physically and mentally, but that are beginning to suffer some reduced mobility that makes it difficult to remain in fully independent housing. Read More 

Are You In Danger Of Hearing Loss?

If you don't work in environments such as race tracks, airports, or in a heavy industrial setting, you may think that you have few risk factors for compromising your ability to hear. However, according to the CDC (Center for Disease Control), sounds above 85 decibels over a period of 8 hours or louder sounds over shorter time periods can cause hearing loss. There are many other sources of exposure to sounds that exceed a level that is considered safe for your hearing. Read More 

Is Your Child’s Asthma A Constant Problem? Who To See

If your pediatrician has diagnosed your child as having asthma, but the inhalers and medication they prescribed aren't working as you would like them to, it's time to see a specialist. There are many reasons why you'll want to find a specialist who works with asthma specifically (such as one from The Regional Allergy Asthma & Immunology Center, PC), and you may want to consult some other professionals as well. Here are a few of the appointments you want to make to get down to the bottom of your child's asthma problems. Read More