Bones, Joints and Muscles

Understanding Sciatica


  What is Sciatica? Sciatica refers to pain that occurs along the sciatic nerve which runs through the lower back, through the hips and down both legs. People may experience pain anywhere along this nerve in the lower back, hip, buttock, leg, or foot. Sciatica usually affects only one side of your body. The pain experienced can be very different ... Read More »

Tips for Living with Fibromyalgia


  Fibromyalgia is a condition that affects about 5 million Americans, with 80% to 90% of those affected being women. Symptoms of fibromyalgia include pain and tenderness throughout the body, headaches, memory problems, sensitivity to lights and noises, sleep disturbances, and stiffness in the morning. Women with family members that have fibromyalgia are at a greater risk of developing the ... Read More »

A Strain or a Sprain, What’s the Difference?


  Two common injuries are an ankle sprain or a back strain. But what is the difference? Can you strain your ankle? Can you sprain your back? Read on to find out! A sprain is an injury to a ligament. A ligament is a tissue that connects one bone to another bone. It is common to sprain your ankle or ... Read More »