Drug-Free Treatments for Sciatica during Pregnancy

29 January 2016
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Sciatica is a common complaint during pregnancy. As the growing fetus puts pressure on the lower spine, you might experience pain, tingling and numbness of your lower back. This discomfort can radiate to your hips, legs, and even your feet. While painkillers can often alleviate pain caused by sciatica, most pregnant women prefer to avoid the use of pain medications. Here are some ways that you might be able to treat your pain without using prescribed drugs. Read More 

4 Reasons A Pregnancy Counselor May Be A Better Confidant Than Your Friends

27 January 2016
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If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, you may feel guilt, grief, stress, happiness, excitement, dread, and other conflicting emotions. Before making a decision about whether you want to keep the baby, put it up for adoption, or have an abortion, you should consider giving yourself the time and space to sort through your emotions and options to better understand how you want to deal with your pregnancy. Often, having someone listen to you and share advice and information can help you better understand your feelings and desires. Read More 

Less Serious Exercise Injuries: Do You Need to See a Physical Therapist?

13 January 2016
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You know that physical therapy is part of recovery when someone suffers from a major injury, like tearing a large muscle group or blowing out a knee. Physical therapy is also often needed after some surgeries, like a knee or hip replacement. However, if you're an active person and experience a minor injury during a workout, or even just during your daily routine, you might wonder if you need to see a doctor at all, let alone a physical therapist. Read More 

6 Ways To Ease Chemotherapy Side Effects

5 January 2016
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Chemotherapy uses chemical substances to kill cancer cells and is one of the most common ways to treat this disease. However, chemotherapy still comes with side effects. The drugs used to treat cancer are very strong and can damage your healthy cells in the process. If you are going through chemotherapy treatments, you may experience fatigue, nausea and other unpleasant symptoms. The good news is that it is possible to make yourself feel better. Read More