Facts are simple things, indisputable conclusions that are as solid as Gibraltar. The myriad bits of information that establish facts may leave us scratching our heads, but the end result is bulletproof.
I still shudder every time I recall algebra class. I could have very well scratched my head bald had simple confusion not been replaced by a comfortable sort of stupor. Still in all, those formulas on the blackboard produced an indisputable Gibraltar time and again. At least that is what those students who actually understood what was going on told me.
Algebra aside, facts are simple things. Having said that, here is a fact: obesity is bad for you . Simple, right? As a matter of fact, obesity can be fatal for a number of reasons. For instance, obesity can cause blood clots . What Are Blood Clots? Blood clots are normally useful. Blood clots help the body repair injured blood vessels by sending platelets to the injured area where they form a plug. The platelets then release...
Back care consists of any of several approaches used to restore or maintain a healthy, pain-free back. Low back pain is a major problem in our society. Up to 90 percent of all Americans will have a problem with back pain at some time in their lives. They will spend approximately five billion dollars annually for relief. Each year, some 200,000 back surgeries are performed, and hundreds of thousands of prescriptions are written for medications to relieve low back pain. It is estimated that one-third of all workmen's claims and 60 percent of all long-term disability payments are used for the care of back injuries. It is no wonder there is an increasing interest in the prevention and management of low back pain. The major reason low back pain is not a simple problem to solve is that each individual's situation is unique. Pain may be the result of any combination of factors, such as day-to-day activities, lifestyle, level of fitness, nutritional status and even, the aging process. ...
Treatment - back strain
A common misconception about back pain is that you need to rest and avoid activity for a long time. In fact, bed rest is NOT recommended. If you have no sign of a serious cause for your back pain (such as loss of bowel or bladder control, weakness, weight loss, or fever), then you should stay as active as possible. Here are some tips for how to handle back pain and activity early on:
Stop normal physical activity only for the first few days. This helps calm your symptoms and reduce any swelling (inflammation) in the area of the pain.
Apply heat or ice to the painful area. One good method is to use ice for the first 48 to 72 hours, then use heat after that.
Take over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB) or acetaminophen (Tylenol).
Sleep in a curled-up, fetal position with a pillow between your legs. If you usually sleep on your back, place ...
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