Dealing with Joint Arthritis and the Power of Pilates

Arthritis literally means an inflammation of the joint, any joint in the human body. The treatment of arthritis can be divided up into conservative care and more invasive care which, as a last resort, could include surgery. Early stages of arthritis can be treated with over the counter medication like Tylenol, Advil or Aleve, but if that's not adequate than prescription anti-inflammatory medications may be necessary.

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Will You Wake Up During Surgery?

“Will I wake up during surgery?” This is a question I get again and again from patients and for good reason – it’s a scary thought. The truth is: it’s a bit complicated, but you need not be afraid. Your anesthesiologist will review your case and medical history with you and your surgeon and decide which anesthetic option is best for your circumstances prior to surgery.

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How is osteoporosis diagnosed?

The diagnosis of osteoporosis is usually made by your doctor using a combination of a complete medical history and physical examination, skeletal x-rays, bone densitometry, and specialized laboratory tests. If your doctor diagnoses low bone mass, he or she may want to perform additional tests to rule out the possibility of other diseases that can cause bone loss, including osteomalacia (a metabolic bone disease characterized by abnormal mineralization of bone) or hyperparathyroidism (overactivity of the parathyroid glands).

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