You've been through physical therapy, muscle relaxers and pain medications but still have those sharp pains in your lower back and leg. Your doctor is now recommending surgery on your spine to relieve your pain. A laminectomy removes some of the bone in your spine that is causing nerve irritation and pain. While this is a common procedure done by an orthopedics doctor, it is still considered major surgery. Here is what you can expect as you prepare for, undergo and recover from a laminectomy procedure.
Prescription sunglasses are more than just a fashionable accessory you can wear outdoors. If you plan on wearing them, they can be just as important as your normal glasses. Before buying your prescription sunglasses, it is important that you know what to look for.
The main reason for wearing prescription sunglasses is that they help to protect your eyes from harmful ultraviolet rays. The level of UV absorption is just as important for glasses as it is for sunblock.
More and more people in the United States are being diagnosed with diabetes. This horrible disease affects the nerves, kidneys, heart, and other organs. Unfortunately, it can also affect oral health. As dreadful as this problem is, much research has been done to try to combat or prevent complications before they get out of control. Below are five tips to help anyone with diabetes to prevent gum disease.
Brush, Brush, and Brush
Selecting a sunscreen isn't as simple as just grabbing a bottle from your local pharmacy and applying it. You need to be sure you have the right sunscreen for your specific needs, which means reading the bottles carefully to ensure you have the right sun protection. The labels on sunscreens have changed and will now tell you if they are just protecting you from a simple sunburn, or protecting your skin from cancer.
Nanoparticles are ultra-small units of material that are larger than 0.001 micrometer and tinier than around 0.1 micrometer. Science-fiction fans and Hollywood script writers have envisioned all sorts of mysterious and potentially evil uses for nanoparticles in the future, but the reality is that researchers have found amazing uses for them today.
3 of the most interesting developments in nanoparticles will revolutionize orthodontics.
1) There's a new non-invasive way to reduce the time you must wear braces.