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If you moved more efficiently and with a better posture, would your back pain disappear? Well, some British researchers recently released some more evidence in favor of a movement therapy called the Alexander Technique for the treatment of back pain. For those who have not heard of the Alexander Technique, this is a type of movement therapy that helps to alter the way a person moves and performs tasks like sitting, walking, standing, or other types of movements. Alexander is just one method used to break bad movement habits; Feldenkrais is the other main type of movement therapy.
These movement therapies are favored by performing artists and athletes who seek to optimize the efficiency and fluidity of their performances. Both types are similar in concept, but very different in methods. Because of these differences, Alexander Technique seems better suited for the treatment of back pain than Feldenkrais Technique.
Small bowel resection is surgery to remove part or all of your small bowel. It is done when part of your small bowel is blocked or diseased.
The small bowel is also called the small intestine. Most digestion (breaking down and absorbing nutrients) of the food you eat takes place in the small intestine.
Small intestine surgery; Bowel resection - small intestine; Resection of part of the small intestine; Enterectomy
You will receive general anesthesia at the time of your surgery. This will make you asleep and pain-free.
If you have laparoscopic surgery:
You will have three to five small cuts in your lower belly. The surgeon will pass a camera and medical instruments through these cuts.
You may also have a cut of about 2 to 3 inches if your surgeon needs to put a hand inside your belly to feel the intestine or remove the diseased segment.
Your belly will be filled with gas to expand it. This m...
As I sat across from my gastroenterologist in his private office in July 1998 I felt scared, anxious, and exhausted. Two weeks before I'd had my first colonoscopy after spending months with chronic diarrhea, abdominal cramps, bouts of blood and mucus, and serious weight loss. My doctor was speaking but I didn't really hear him. All I wanted was a diagnosis and a cure. When he said I had colitis my attention snapped to. We had an answer. Yippeee. I felt relieved. It had never occurred to me before that I'd be happy to be given a medical diagnosis. But I felt that the diagnosis would be the way to making things better. By the time I left my doctor's office I felt defeated. He had no magical cure for me. He couldn't even tell me what caused IBD or how to make it better. All I had were two prescriptions, one for Asacol - a drug that would help with the inflammation inside my colon and hopefully help the symptoms subside, and another for Bentyl - an anti-spasmodic t...
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