25 April 2016
One of the requirements for dental implants is having an adequate amount of jaw bone available to secure the titanium post that holds the crown. When a person doesn't have enough bone or the bone in the area is too weak, the dentist usually recommends getting a bone graft to help increase or strengthen it. If you prefer not to go this route, you can get subperiosteal implants that use a different method to anchor the teeth in place.
25 March 2016
Children with autism or other developmental disorders often exhibit challenging behaviors that can frustrate both parents and children alike. These behaviors can span a range of severity from relatively tame to actually dangerous. Disruption, self-injurious behaviors and aggression are all quite problematic and can pose a serious threat to siblings, classmates, teachers, parents and other caregivers, as well as to the child themselves. All challenging behaviors, regardless of severity, require coordinated interventions in order to maintain discipline and keep everyone safe.
25 March 2016
If you're an adult over the age of 50 who has suddenly developed a pervasive sense of dizziness, there's about a 50% possibility that the problem is a condition called benign paroxysmal positional vertigo. Learn more about how this condition happens–and the surprising ability of some simple physical therapy procedures that can help it. What is benign paroxysmal positional vertigo? Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, or BPPV, is essentially caused by small crystals of calcium carbonate, called otoconia.
7 March 2016
If you suffer from lower back pain, one way to help make yourself more comfortable is to exercise your lower back regularly. This will stretch out the muscles in this area, making it feel less tight. It will also strengthen the muscles that support your lower back, which can help ensure stress is distributed evenly across the muscles and joints in this area instead of being absorbed by one area and making it too sore.
2 February 2016
If you receive regular chiropractic adjustments and you've noticed that your back starts to hurt again between appointments, you can examine your habits to see if you're putting undue stress on it. Keeping strain at a minimum can help you go longer without pain after each chiropractic visit. Try using these tips to reduce strain and help you minimize pain and stress between adjustments. 1. Be mindful of posture Your posture during the day can have a big impact on your back.
2 February 2016
If you have a child that has been having trouble with their eyes, such as disturbances in their vision or even pain or pressure in or behind their eyes, you may assume that they just need glasses or have some kind of head cold or sinus issue. However, if you go to your child's eye doctor for an eye exam and they end up receiving a diagnosis of a retinoblastoma, you may be confused as how to handle the situation.
25 January 2016
When it comes to your child's health, there are probably many things that immediately spring to your mind. This might include everything from the chances of catching a cold to their safety in an automobile. One thing that tends to slip parents' minds is the fact that they might be at risk for having a vision deficiency. It can occasionally be difficult to know what to look for in a vision-impaired child.
14 January 2016
Your knee will be weak and stiff when you get home from the hospital after major knee surgery. Your doctor will have you rest for several days before starting physical therapy on the knee. Once you begin, the muscles and tendons in your knee affected by the surgery will ache as you stretch them out and strengthen them. You will have some pain, but you have several ways to manage that pain so you can have a comfortable recovery at home.
30 December 2015
Foot supination is a condition that causes a person to walk on the outside of the foot, causing the foot and ankle to roll inward. This can cause poor posture, stress on joints and back pain. Fortunately, there are a few options to treat supination and improve your gait. Here are a few things you can do to begin walking without your foot and ankle rolling inward. Daily Exercises Your daily trip to the gym may actually be just what the doctor ordered to correct foot supination.
14 December 2015
If you have an elderly family member or someone with special needs, the risk of slipping and falling in the tub or shower can be especially daunting. With a walk-in bathtub, there is less chance of falling since they won't have to step up and over the lip of the tub to get in. Before you purchase a walk-in tub for your home or theirs, here are some helpful tips to make your purchasing process easier and to help ensure that you choose the right options.