Strategies To Manage Phantom Limb Pain
21 October 2015
Phantom limb pain (PLP) is experienced by many limb amputees. This phenomenon is the sensation that people experience after a limb is removed. While the limb itself is gone, painful sensations are still felt. Often this pain is experienced in what would have been the fingers or toes of the body. Phantom limb pain can feel like a burning, pressure, itching or aching, and can happen off and on for months or years after the removal of the limb.
Why Pinkeye Should Be Diagnosed By An Optometrist
1 October 2015
Whether you're an adult that has just discovered you have pinkeye or if you have a child that has just come home from school with it, you shouldn't wait to make an appointment with an optometrist. Pinkeye is a condition that can stem from various sources, spreading rapidly from eye to eye and person to person, and it can also be an underlying symptom of something bigger. So if you discover pinkeye in the mirror or in someone you love, here's why you need to have it diagnosed by an optometrist as soon as possible.
Sleep Apnea? 3 Less Invasive Alternatives To UPPP Surgery
16 September 2015
By far the most popular type of sleep apnea surgery over the past 25 years, uvulopalatopharyngoplasty removes a great deal of tissue from the back of the throat, including the entire uvula and portions of the soft palate and throat. The goal of the surgery is to open up the airway in an effort to lessen both the frequency and severity of sleep apnea episodes. Approximately 65 percent of people do see an improvement after UPPP surgery.
What To Expect During Recovery From Kyphoplasty
3 September 2015
Kyphoplasty is a surgical procedure used to repair compression fractures in the vertebrae of the spine by using a special type of cement. Compared to other forms of back and spine surgery, kyphoplasty is less invasive and does not have the long recovery periods common with more complex back surgeries. If you are undergoing kyphoplasty, you can expect the following during your recovery:
In most cases, patients do not have to stay overnight in the hospital following kyphoplasty.