Osteoporosis Risk Factors and Pain

Osteoporosis is a degenerative bone disease in which the process of building up the bones falls behind the process of breaking them down, resulting in more brittle bones. As the bones lose mass and density, becoming more porous, they become …

Back Pain Hormones

Hormones are a powerful force in the human body, driving and affecting everything from the desire for sex to the difference in muscle mass between men and women to mood and skin condition. They may also have an effect on …

What is Gout and Why is it Painful?

Gout is a condition that many people associate with its early origins as a disease caused by excessive consumption of rich foods and wine, but it is actually an especially painful form of arthritis, caused by a failure to properly …

The Power of Hormones

The mention of hormones usually makes us think of sex, but they go far beyond that. Hormones are chemicals produced by endocrine glands that affect our bodies in many ways both physical and mental, from hunger and weight to sex …

Memorial Day by the Numbers

Across the United States, people are looking forward to a long weekend and buying their BBQ supplies for the unofficial beginning of summer. But let’s not forget to take some time this holiday to think about the men and women …