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Back Pain: Understanding the Problem

Back Pain: Understanding the Problem

BACK PAIN: UNDERSTANDING THE PROBLEM Chances are if you are reading this article you have had an episode of back pain. Statistics from the National Institute of Health report that 8 out of 10 people will experience back pain in their lifetime. Adult women have a higher reported incidence of back pain but men, 31% [...]

Concussion: How Do We Manage It?

Concussion: How Do We Manage It?

Concussion: How Do We Manage It? A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a blow; jolt to the head, or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. The sudden movement can cause the brain to bang against or twist [...]

So what are those round circles on some of the Olympic athletes bodies?

So what are those round circles on some of the Olympic athletes bodies?

The round circles you saw on some of the Olympic athletes, like Michael Phelps shoulders, are from a treatment called cupping. The treatment is performed using various sized suction cups creating a vacuum to the underlying tissue. Cupping therapy is a significant component of complementary and alternative medicine throughout the world and is popular in [...]