It is projected that more than 25 percent of all professional jobs will be remote in the United States by the end of 2022. One in five people who are working from home and tech-savvy teens will suffer from neck pain—adversely affecting their quality of life. This is now referred to as “tech neck”. ‘Tech…Details
Approximately 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease, and more than half are unaware they have a thyroid condition. What is the thyroid? Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland in the lower part of your neck that wraps around the trachea and produces a thyroid hormone. This hormone plays a crucial role in…Details
Endometriosis is a complex disease that affects women globally. The condition happens when tissue, similar to the lining inside the uterus, grows outside the uterus, most often found in the pelvic cavity, causing severe pain. “Endometriosis requires a multidisciplinary approach that is tailored to each patient’s symptoms and quality of life. This typically includes a…Details
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a systemic autoimmune disease that involves chronic inflammation primarily in your joints. Depending on the severity, RA can affect other tissues throughout the body and cause problems in major organs. What causes Rheumatoid Arthritis? While it’s not known what exactly triggers RA, the immune system attacks the healthy body tissue when you have…Details
Sciatica is pain in the leg that runs along the course of the sciatic nerve due to pinching or irritation of the nerves in the lower back. Common causes include herniated discs, spondylolisthesis (a condition in which one vertebrae slips out of place onto the bone below it) or degenerated discs. It typically presents as pain…Details
Here’s what you need to know about the new lung cancer screening guidelines Do you currently smoke or are you a former smoker? If so, you may benefit from an annual lung cancer screening. Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer and according to the CDC, lung cancer is the third most common…Details
Is your back killing you? You’re not alone. More than 85 percent of Americans will experience back pain at some point in their lives. In fact, it’s one of the most common reasons why people visit their doctor and the leading cause of global disability.
If you experience chronic, unrelenting back or neck pain, you’re not alone. Back pain that won’t go away despite conservative, non-operative treatments, is the most common type of chronic pain. Only one out of 10 people in the U.S. with chronic pain end up needing spine surgery, and the spine surgeons associated with Mather’s Back…Details
As you age the lining of your digestive tract can start to weaken in some spots. This is a common occurrence that can lead pockets or little sacs to form and bulge outward through the wall of the colon. One of these pockets is called a diverticulum and more than one is known as diverticula,…Details
Heart failure – it sounds scary, and it certainly is a serious condition, but having heart failure does not mean your life is over. What does a diagnosis of congestive heart failure (CHF) mean and how do you move on with your life?