The spine is a very intricate structure and when one component fails to function properly it can affect the entire body, causing pain and loss of mobility. Tiny bones, called vertebrae, are stacked on each other to form the spine. They are joined in such a way to facilitate movement, flexibility, and a wide range of motion. There are small, fluid-filled discs that rest between each vertebra, providing a cushion between the bones. When one of these discs becomes damaged it can affect the surrounding nerves, causing pain and making movement difficult. A herniated disc is one of the most common spinal disc issues.
How do you manage costs when it comes to health care? According to Mike Telesky, Vice President of Key Account Sales and Account Management at UnitedHealthcare, you create a culture of health ownership. Health ownership not only empowers people to make better decisions about their health, but makes sure they are well-informed and present for decisions involving their health and future.
For over the past 2 decades, Justin Savich has had a passion for helping people reach their potential with their physical bodies. Since he was in high school he knew there was a calling on his life to serve people in the way he does today. He loved helping people and he loved working out. One day it clicked for him that he could help people work out.
Have you ever heard someone say, “I’m so tired, I could pass out?”
Well, even as that term seems relevant at times, it’s not entirely the case. In fact, when your body falls asleep, the brain actually starts its engine. Through various patterns, brain activity is at an ultimate high. These brain waves are categorized under what we know as the sleep cycle, which includes two parts: NREM (Non-REM) and REM (Rapid Eye Movement).
If you ever wondered where dreams generate from, here is some insight. The most dreaming happens during the REM cycle, as the eyes quickly jerk quickly in all directions. Heart rate and blood pressure levels increase, and breathing paces from fast, irregular, to shallow.
Generally, one enters these cycles about 90 minutes after falling asleep, lasting to an hour. The average...
For the eighth consecutive year, families gathered with Community Healthcare System staff members, Gift of Hope Organ & Tissue Donor Network representatives and VisionFirst officials to honor the area’s organ, eye and tissue donors.
Most people know about rheumatoid arthritis, a painful inflammatory condition that affects the joints. What many people don’t realize, according to Community Care Network Rheumatologist Kirk Jenkins, MD, who recently joined the staff at St. Mary Medical Center and Community Hospital, is that the same autoimmune disease that causes the arthritis can also affect other areas of the body including heart, lungs and skin.
Demonstrating the value of a body and soul living perfect harmony, Porterfield Family Chiropractic hosted another successful Patient Appreciation Day. Just in time for Thanksgiving, the Valparaiso chiropractic office rounded up some do-gooders to collect nourishment for families who were most in need of it this holiday season.
The Holiday Season is a time full of happiness and cheer. A time to gather with friends and family to share gifts and good food. For some, celebrating doesn't come as easily. Plenty of our local Seniors either don’t have family close, or because of financial reasons, don’t celebrate like the rest of us. Home Instead Senior Care has come together with local nonprofits and community organizations identify Seniors in our area with this same dilemma. Now here is your chance to help bring the holiday cheer back into a local Senior’s life!
Flexibility is something that many people would like more of, but few know how to achieve it. If they do, they don’t do anything about it. This is because flexibility training is often seen as difficult, painful, and time consuming. It is also significantly underestimated. Why bother getting flexible if you aren’t an athlete or dancer? Why do regular people need to improve their flexibility? The answers to these questions may surprise you. You also might find that improving your flexibility is easier than you think.
Vein & Laser Institute at Forefront of Breakthrough Treatments, Appears on the Biggest Medical News Show in the Country
Vein & Laser Institute (VLI) is making huge strides in providing state-of-the-art procedures to the people of NW Indiana. The newest and most exciting options center on regenerative medicine. These advanced stem cell and blood platelet procedures provide non-surgical treatment options for joint or bone pain, torn or strained tendons and ligaments, and other common injuries and degenerative conditions using a patient’s own cells. Dr. Amjad Alkadri, Medical Director of VLI, and patient Dr. John Feczko, appeared on the American Health Front, the most watched Medical News Program in the country, to explain the procedure and how it made a huge impact on Dr. Feczko’s quality of life. Check it out below!