Many would argue that back pain is inevitable and for some it becomes a sudden reality. Bending over to pick up a piece of paper, moving furniture, or reaching for something in the car's back seat; one of these scenarios may sound familiar to you. At home or at work, you need to know what to do when a sudden attack of back pain occurs. Fortunately, most back pain will get better naturally. But in order to improve your chances of recovery and to save yourself a trip to your doctor's office, you need to learn some first aid for back pain.
Those of you familiar with life-saving first aid remember the ABC's (Airway, Breathing, and Circulation). Let's apply the ABC's to your back; "A" for arrest the offending activity, "B" for balance the pressure, "C" for control the inflammation. With the ABC's for sudden back pain, you can quickly recover from a sudden back pain attack.
Let's go back to the scenarios: bending, lifting, and twisting (the BLT's). All of these activiti...
The common wisdom is that text messaging, e-mails, and video games are among the culprits that drive our sedentary society. We sit while we text one another, we sit while we send e-mails, and we sit while we play video games. We stand for a moment to stretch the tightness out of our legs from all that sitting, and then we sit some more.
Many of those who sit and research the effects of all this sitting believe that text messaging, e-mailing, and playing video games are as responsible as television for the downgrade in our general health and the expansion of our waistlines. If you doubt this, then pull up a chair this evening and look it up on the Internet.
If your research has confirmed the contentions about text messaging, e-mails, and video games, then you might also like to know that cell phones can do all of those.
Cell Phone Trouble and How to Get Into It Researchers began to take interest in the connection between cell phone use and genera...
Women experience lots of moments that men can only experience as an observer. For starters, there's childbirth, breastfeeding, and multiple orgasms. But while the female body enjoys plenty of chromosomal perks, certain aspects of having a woman's anatomy aren't so hot. Mittelschmerz, menstrual cramps, and vulvodynia, just to name a few common aches and pains, plague the most sensitive female parts. But what exactly are they, and why won't they leave us the heck alone? Mittelschmerz It may sound like a type of German cookie, but it's actually a pain in the side. When a woman ovulates, about two weeks before menstruation, she may feel a slight pain on one side of her lower abdomen. Usually lasting a few hours, this pain, known as Mittelschmerz , is quite common. For most women, the pain is not severe enough to require treatment. It's simply a reminder that ovulation is taking place. According to Vivien Hanson, M.D., clinical investigator at the University of Wa...
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