Dim Mak Death Points

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One Blow and … Well, perhaps! If you push both your thumbs into his eyes, or hit him on the back of the head with a brick. Both blows will cause the greatest inconvenience, perhaps even death. There are certain ‘points’ in the body where a strike can cause much damage. As any cricketer or […]


Thigh On Fire Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Neuropathy

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At the age of 32 Sigmund Freud developed a new problem. Pricking and other unpleasant sensations had overtaken the skin on the outer side of his right thigh. Walking made his symptoms worse. The affected skin was exquisitely sensitive to touch and even the usual rubbing of his underclothes irritated the area. Seven years later […]


Burning Limbs The Truth About Sciatica

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Have you ever felt a chronic, burning pain that spreads from your lower hip running down to your foot? Is it just as painful sitting down or standing up? You might be suffering from sciatica. Sciatica, as the name implies, affects the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the single longest nerve in the body. […]


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Pinched Median Nerve At The Wrist

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Carpal tunnel syndrome is by far the most common and widely known of the “pinched nerve” conditions. This article addresses: What is it? Who is at risk for this condition? How is it diagnosed? What kinds of treatments work best? Carpal tunnel syndrome refers to symptoms caused by entrapment of the median nerve in the […]


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Symptoms Tests Treatments

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Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a devastating injury that affects more than 8 million people in the United States and continues to increase each and every year. Carpal tunnel syndrome is one of many repetitive strain injuries (RSI’s) that are everywhere; homes, offices, assembly lines, grocery stores, book clubs, construction sites, dental offices, everywhere! Because […]


Excruciating Sciatica

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Have you ever experienced such excruciating pain that standing up becomes a great difficulty? Sometimes, sitting down makes the pain even worse. A lot of people may be doing something so simple and yet a certain body movement would cause them unbearable pain. You may be experiencing sciatica. What is Sciatica? Sciatica, or sciatic nerve […]


Peroneal Neuropathy Waiting For The Other Foot To Drop

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A “foot-drop” is a medical term which–thankfully–does not mean that the foot suddenly disconnects from the leg. Rather, it means that when the leg is lifted from the ground, the foot droops downward at the ankle. The muscles that are supposed to prop up the foot have become so weakened that they cannot overcome gravity’s […]


Soothing Facts On Topical Pain Relief Medications

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The skin is the largest organ of the human body. It serves as a protective water barrier, regulates temperature, controls fluid loss, and performs many other functions important to healthy internal balance. Skin is comprised of many layers supported by an intricate blood supply. The blood vessels pass below the skin in a framework of […]


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome An Overview

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What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? There are 8 bones in our wrists called carpals. They form a tunnel like structure. That is how carpal tunnel got its name. Finger movements are controlled by flexor tendons, which are found within this tunnel. The median nerve reaches sensory cells in the hand, through this pathway of tunnel. […]


Easing The Pain Of Sciatica

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When standing up becomes a great difficulty and causes excruciating pain, or a mere sitting down can make the pain unbearably worse, chances are, it’s sciatica. Most likely, a person is suffering from sciatica when he or she experiences tremendous pain even while doing simple body movements. Sciatica or sciatic nerve pain is a condition […]


What Is Sciatica

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Why do I have sciatica? Is there successful treatments available? Most work-related sciatica injuries are caused or aggravated by actions such as heavy lifting, vibration, repetitive motion, and awkward posture. Sciatica usually is derived from a traumatic event, muscle disproportion, or a combination of both. Sciatica soreness is caused by force on the sciatic nerve, […]


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome A Secondary Effect

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What causes carpal tunnel syndrome to develop? Although there are many professional opinions out there regarding the subject, most do not provide an accurate description of how carpal tunnel syndrome actually occurs. What is agreed upon is the fact that the flexor tendons and median nerve are operating in a much smaller space than they […]


Pain Relief Options Natural And Medical

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At some point in our lives, we will experience some sort of chronic pain that we positively hate and wish to go away. But as much as we seek pain relief immediately and despise the discomfort, the truth is that pain is useful to our survival as it alerts us to problems within our body. […]


Demystifying Sciatica

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What is sciatica? Sciatica is the official name given to a pain in the leg, foot, or buttock, brought on by a form of irritation to the sciatic nerve, the longest nerve in the entire body. Sciatica is most commonly caused by a slipped disc in the lower back, some form of arthritis, or a […]


What Is Sciatica

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Sciatica is not a specific disease, instead it is a condition characteristic of several different diseases. Simply put, it is a mild to intense pain in the left or right leg. Sciatica is caused by a compression of one or more of the five sets of nerve roots in the lower back. These compressions are […]


Polyneuropathy A Disease Of The Longest Nerve Fibers

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The peripheral nerves are bundles containing many individual nerve-fibers, and are similar to telephone cables carrying many individual wires. There are two basic types of nerve-fibers–motor and sensory. The motor fibers carry electrical impulses outward from the spinal cord to the muscles, causing them to contract. The sensory fibers carry electrical impulses inward from the […]


Optical Glaucoma

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Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that are characterized by pressure that is too high for the optic nerve to withstand. The optic nerve is crucial in sight, as it is the nerve that sends all of the images created by the eye to the brain. Given it’s cruciality, damage to the nerve from […]