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The Methods in Diagnosing Back Pain

August 27, 2013

When diagnosing back pain, a doctor needs to take an approach similar to a detective. Listening to the patient about how the pain started, and what they were doing when they first felt it will shed many valuable clues. By reviewing a patient’s medical history conclusions can be drawn from former ailments or injuries as well. Once an idea of what may be occurring has been established, diagnostic tests should be performed to confirm these suspicions.

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Rainy Days and Arthritis: Is There a Link?

June 14, 2013

If you ask this question to those with arthritis, many of them would say yes. Some of them would tell you that their symptoms feel worse in cold, rainy days than in warm, sunny days. A theory of this link is that bad weather causes the air pressure to drop. And the drop of the air pressure causes the tissues around the arthritis joints to swell, which makes the pain worse.

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