Mobile device overuse to cause wave of "text neck" disorders with serious neck and back pain consequences

(Natural News) “Will an 8-year old need surgery at age 28?” According to co-author of a report studying the number of disk hernias and alignment problems among the young, Dr. Todd Lanman, the probability is likely. Spine surgeons are noting a dramatic increase in young patients with neck and upper back pain, most likely resulting...
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Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) are helping healthcare payers reduce costs and improve patient outcomes, Scott Leggett, CEO of Surgery One LLC, an ASC management company that works with outpatient surgical centers, told MD+DI. Outpatient surgical centers are quick to adopt new medical device technologies, he said, but they do have some tech needs that medical device manufacturers could help address. ASCs are poised for “huge” growth, Leggett predicted. “Any procedures now being done in hospitals for qualified outpatient candidates are being encouraged to be performed ...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Business Source Type: news
(CHICAGO) — When emergency tests showed the telltale right-sided pain in Heather VanDusen’s abdomen was appendicitis, she figured she’d be quickly wheeled into surgery. But doctors offered her the option of antibiotics instead. A new study from Finland shows her choice is a reasonable alternative for most patients with appendicitis. Five years after treatment with antibiotics, almost two-thirds of patients hadn’t had another attack. It’s a substantial change in thinking about how to treat an inflamed appendix. For decades, appendicitis has been considered a medical emergency requiring immediat...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Disease healthytime onetime Source Type: news
Walter Sebastian Nardi, Guido Luis Busnelli, Ariel Tchercansky, Daniel E Pirchi, Pablo José MedinaJournal of Minimal Access Surgery 2018 14(2):161-163A 63-year-old man with a history of a conventional cholecystectomy was referred to our department for an incisional subcostal hernia and chronic back pain. Physical examination also showed an umbilical hernia and diastasis recti measuring 6 cm that was confirmed with a computed tomography scan. Subcutaneous video-endoscopic repair was done repairing all defects simultaneously.
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 7 December 2017 Source:Orthopaedics & Traumatology: Surgery & Research Author(s): C. Court, E. Mansour, C. Bouthors Thoracic disc herniation is rare and mainly occurs between T8 and L1. The herniation is calcified in 40% of cases and is labelled as giant when it occupies more than 40% of the spinal canal.A surgical procedure is indicated when the patient has severe back pain, stubborn intercostal neuralgia or neurological deficits. Selection of the surgical approach is essential. Midline calcified hernias are approached from a transthoracic incision, while lateralized soft hernia...
Source: Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Surgery and Research - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Welcome to the 303rd LITFL Review! Your regular and reliable source for the highest highlights, sneakiest sneak peeks and loudest shout-outs from the webbed world of emergency medicine and critical care. Each week the LITFL team casts the spotlight on the blogosphere’s best and brightest and deliver a bite-sized chunk of FOAM. The Most Fair Dinkum Ripper Beauts of the Week Kenneth Palmer from Karolinska shares his 30-plus years of ECMO experience in a podcast ...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: LITFL review LITFL R/V Source Type: blogs
​BY MARK GRANT, DO, &SARAH CARIGNAN, PA-CThe patient had been playing a round of golf a week earlier, and thought he had strained a muscle in his right lower back while swinging a golf club. The patient continued his golf workouts throughout the week, which included lifting weights and swinging a golf club with minimal pain.​The day prior to ED presentation, he began having worsening right-sided back pain, and began ibuprofen and ice treatment, which helped minimally. The patient woke up experiencing worsening back pain that radiated from his right flank to his right lower abdominal area. He reported increased pain...
Source: The Case Files - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe Rives technique requires a sound knowledge of inguinal preperitoneal space anatomy, but it is an excellent technique for the larger and difficult primary inguinal hernias, giving a low rate of recurrences and chronic pain.
Source: World Journal of Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
While it can be uncomfortable for parents to talk about issues with their son’s private parts, abnormalities in the testicles and scrotum are common and treatable. One of my favorite parts of my job is sitting down with anxious families and being able to make the uncomfortable comfortable for them. I hope I can do that for you here in this guide to the most common testicular abnormalities seen in young boys. 1.    Undescended testicles A baby boy should have two testicles down in the scrotum. The best time to examine your son is while he soaks in a warm bath. If you’re unable to see or feel ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Ask the Expert Health & Wellness Department of Urology Erin McNamara Source Type: news
AbstractPurposeLocal anaesthesia (LA) has proven effective for inguinal hernia repair in developed countries. Hernias in low to middle income countries represent a different issue. The aim of this study was to analyse the feasibility of LA for African hernia repairs in a limited resource environment.MethodsData from patients who underwent herniorrhaphy under LA or spinal anaesthesia (SA) by the 6th and 7th Forward Surgical Team were prospectively collected. All of the patients benefited from a transversus abdominis plane (TAP) block for postoperative analgesia. Primary endpoints concerned the pain response and conversion t...
Source: Hernia - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
Looking back on my childhood, there was never really a time I wasn’t unsure of myself. I never thought I was cute enough, smart enough, funny enough or fun enough. In fact, I doubted that any of my playmates actually liked me. On my birthday, I wondered whether my friends would actually show up to my party. And if they did, was it because my parents paid them to come? If so, how much? How much was I worth? Decades later, I realize this was one of the first indications that I suffered from anxiety. Through countless hours of therapy, research and reflection, I have come to understand the many manifestations of anxiet...
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Anxiety and Panic Medications Personal Psychotherapy Self-Esteem Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Hypertension overwhelm Panic Attack Paranoia Psychology self-worth Suffering Worry Source Type: blogs
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