Diseases & Conditions

Toothache

Most of us have been there: What starts as a dull ache or uncomfortable jolt when you sip your ice tea signals the onset of

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Back Pain and Massage

Marina Alyea, a certified massage therapist in San Francisco, is familiar with the ravages of back pain. She has worked on people’s backs, she said,

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Scoliosis

What is scoliosis? Nobody has a completely straight spine. Even if you sit as stiff as a board, the vertebrae in the middle of your

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Lower back pain

Whether you spend your day moving furniture or sitting in an office chair, you’re probably no stranger to back pain. According to the Mayo Clinic,

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Back Surgery

Back surgery is a booming business. About 500,000 Americans undergo surgery each year for low back problems alone. According to the Agency for Healthcare Research

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Herniated Disk

Disks are your spine’s shock absorbers, flexible cushions that fit in between vertebrae. When you move your back, the disks absorb the pressure on your

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Neck Pain

The neck and the lower back lie at opposite ends of the spinal column, but they have much in common. They both support heavy loads,

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Preventing Arthritis

If you don’t suffer from osteoarthritis, take a moment to consider your good fortune. An estimated 54 million Americans suffer from arthritis or chronic joint

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Surgery and Arthritis

Whether you’re having total joint replacement or just a minor repair of damaged cartilage, you should learn as much as possible about the procedure before

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Stretching and Arthritis

Many arthritis sufferers complain of a little stiffness in the morning. Then there’s Jane Kowalski,* an 83-year-old living in Baltimore. She often woke up feeling

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