Members of the military put their bodies through tremendous stress every day, both physical and emotional. Add to that injuries that gamut from minor to serious trauma and you have a strong case for chronic pain. Often, this pain affects our veterans and soldiers on a daily basis, interfering with their normal activities and impacting their ability to perform their regular daily tasks. All too often, doctors will dismiss the pain as “something you just have to live with” and write prescriptions for narcotics that impair and incapacitate the patient. There are better ways to manage a good bit of the chronic pain that members of the military live with each day. We’ll explore one way, mainly chiropractic, in today’s article.
In observance of National Donate Life Month this April, Porter Regional Hospital held a flag-raising ceremony to spread awareness and hope while encouraging attendees to act now and make the decision to become an organ, eye or tissue donor.
On Thursday evening Dr. Meyer from South Shore Foot and Ankle hosted a presentation at Extra Mile to discuss heel and foot pain with a group of more than 20 runners. Meyer discussed typical foot problems, methods of dealing with pain, and why it is important to take care of issues early on.
The ARA Gary Dialysis Center started bustling with patients back in January, but official opened its doors on Thursday April 11 when Northwest Indiana Nephrology and the American Renal Associates (ARA) celebrated the new facility’s Grand Opening. An open house allowed patients and community members to explore the highest standards for renal care in the Region.
Located right off I-80/94 at 1705 W. 25th Ave., the new dialysis center is directly connected to Northwest Indiana Nephrology’s Gary office. Featuring state-of-the-art treatment options and comfort care in a convenient location, NWI Nephrology and ARA strove to make dialysis as easy and comfortable for patients as possible.
Osteopenia and osteoporosis are two very similar conditions, but one is more severe than the other. Both conditions are decreased bone density, but osteopenia is to a lesser degree than osteoporosis. Osteopenia is still a problem though because it can increase a person’s chances of breaking a bone due to bone fragility.
The ongoing opioid crisis has no distinct face. Anyone can suffer from addiction, regardless of income, demographics, health, or age. Pregnant women and their newborns represent an affected demographic with unique struggles.
Dr. Ryan Porterfield of Porterfield Family Chiropractic Brings Webster Technique to Expectant Mothers of the Region
During pregnancy, a woman can expect to feel a full range of emotions. From the excitement of the baby’s first movements to the exhaustion of the last weeks of pregnancy, women are in for a rollercoaster of experiences. Many women agree that one of the most difficult parts of pregnancy is dealing with feeling uncomfortable as the body expands to accommodate a growing baby. For women of the Region, relief may be right around the corner. Dr. Ryan Porterfield of Porterfield Family Chiropractic has received certification in the Webster Technique, a specific chiropractic analysis and adjustment that can make pregnancy and delivery a lot more comfortable.
“The Webster Technique is all about prenatal, postnatal, and infant care,” Dr. Porterfield said. “It’s about helping the mom get through the pregnancy comfortably. If everything is...
The spine are comprised of vertebrae, small bones that are stacked on top of each other with impact cushioning discs between each one. These bones act as joints, allowing the spine to bend and twist in a variety of ways. However, it is not intended to be naturally bent, twisted, or curved. The natural state of a healthy spine is somewhat straight with slight curves running front to back so that a side view would reveal them. They gently curve, sloping slightly inward at the small of the back, and again slightly at the neck. The pull of gravity, combined with body movement, can put a great deal of stress on the spine and these slight curves help absorb some of the impact.
From enrollment to coverage to claims – health insurance concepts can be difficult to keep straight. Your health is important and so is asking questions. We gathered the most common questions our customer service representatives are asked, with answers from our experts.
As seasons change, you may notice some pain in your joints. Fortunately, chiropractic care can help. When most people hear “chiropractic care” they usually think of spinal problems and back pain. While this is true, chiropractic can treat conditions other than pain in the joints of the spine. It can be used for joints all over the body, including ankles, knees, shoulders, hips, and wrists. It is a natural, whole body approach to health care and wellness as a very effective way to manage chronic joint pain such as arthritis, or join pain due to injury.
Musicians put their bodies through a lot. They practice for hours a day and, depending on the instrument played, engage certain parts of their bodies in repetitive type motions for long periods of time.