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5 Precautions You Should Take When Using a TENS Machine

Posted by on May 17, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

TENS refers to transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. The TENS machine passes an electrical current through different sets of pads placed on different parts of your body. That current helps to relieve pain by disrupting the transmission of pain signals by your nervous system. This article discusses some precautions that you should keep in mind if you would like to use this machine as a pain relief mechanism. Be Careful If Pregnant Pregnant women are advised to talk to their doctors before they start using the TENS machine. Such a...

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Is Your Hearing Loss Sensorineural Or Conductive?

Posted by on Apr 21, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

There are two main types of hearing loss, and both types have different causes, symptoms and treatment options. Both sensorineural and conductive hearing loss are diagnosed using pure tone audiometry testing, and if you’re experiencing hearing loss, you should know what type you have in order to understand your options. Here’s an overview these two types of hearing loss: Sensorineural This type of hearing loss occurs when your cochlea, located in your inner ear, is damaged. Your cochlea contains tiny cells that transport sound...

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Important Questions to Ask Your Physiotherapist Before Treatment Begins

Posted by on Apr 1, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Physiotherapy, or physical therapy as it’s sometimes called, may be prescribed for those who have suffered an injury or who have had recent surgery. It can also be good for those who are physically active, as physiotherapy works to manipulate the joints, increase circulation, decrease swelling, and help muscles get strong and healthy. If you’re heading out to a physiotherapy appointment or have been prescribed this course of treatment, note a few important questions you want to ask so you know what’s involved and work with...

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Ways in Which a Lactation Consultant Can Be Beneficial To You

Posted by on Mar 21, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Although giving birth is one of the most natural experiences that you could go through, it does not mean that you will automatically know how best to handle your newborn baby. This is why a significant number of new mothers tend to become surprised when they experience problems breastfeeding as they assumed the process is as simple as letting the baby suckle from the nipple. This does not mean that all mothers are unsuccessful with this process. It simply means that some mothers may need the services of a lactation consultant to get on the...

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Should You Treat Corns Yourself?

Posted by on Feb 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Although corns are just extra layers of skin that build up on pressure points on your feet, they can be painful and are best removed. If you’re suffering from a corn, you may be thinking of buying an over the counter medication to treat the problem. Although these treatments may get rid of corns, they aren’t always the best solution and may not be at all suitable for people with certain medical conditions. If you take a different route and try to cut out a corn or file it down, you may cause more harm than good. In some cases, you...

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Hip Replacement Surgery Recovery Tips Designed to Expedite the Process

Posted by on Feb 16, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

If you are dealing with chronic arthritis in your hip, hip replacement surgery is the most effective treatment option for getting rid of the pain and limited movement that you are experiencing. This type of surgical procedure is designed specifically to repair the damaged bone and ligament that is resulting in chronic pain. In most cases, it is the ball of the hip that is removed and a prosthetic joint is inserted in its place. This is a surgery that is known to be invasive and have a long recovery time. However, it is possible for you to...

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Mobility Scooter Battery Maintenance Tips

Posted by on Jan 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Your mobility scooter is only an effective tool for staying mobile if the battery is properly maintained. If you have a battery that will not accept a charge or will not last for long periods of time, it will negatively affect the effectiveness of your mobility scooter. In order to ensure that the performance and overall distance of your mobile scooter is optimal, it is important that you are aware of the most helpful mobility scooter battery maintenance tips that can improve longevity.  First Charge If you are charging your mobile...

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Emergency First Aid – Heart Attack

Posted by on Jan 6, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Would you know what to do if one of your family or friends had a heart attack?  If you’ve ever attended a first aid course, you would know exactly what action to take, and your prompt action could save someone’s life.  In an ageing population, heart attacks are becoming increasingly commonplace, so it’s important that you know what to do, just in case you are first on the scene.  Read on to find out more. What is a heart attack? A heart attack happens when the blood supply to the heart is compromised. ...

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Causes of Whiplash Pain That Chiropractic Treatment Can Combat

Posted by on Dec 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Whiplash pain refers to the neck pain that you may experience after being involved in a car accident in which your car was hit from behind. This article discusses some of the causes of whiplash pain after a road accident. Use this information to help you to select the most experienced chiropractic doctor to treat your condition. Joint Dysfunction Your neck pain may be a result of a dysfunction in one of the joints along your spinal column. In this case, dysfunction refers to the inability of a joint to move as fully as it used to move before...

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Why A Pre-School Health Check Is So Important For Your Child

Posted by on Dec 1, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Starting school is a big milestone for your child. Some children adapt to the new school routine with ease, while others may take a few weeks to settle in and feel at home. To give your child the best chance to settle in and begin their learning, it’s a good idea to book a pre-school health check at your local medical centre before the start of the school year. This type of health check will be carried out by your general practitioner and many parents book it to coincide with their children’s four-year-old immunisations. Here...

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