Spine disorders are caused by several factors. Ankylosing spondylitis is the result of progressive arthritis that causes inflammation of the spine and the joints of the spine and pelvis. Degenerative disk disease is caused by wear and tear on the discs between the vertebrae of the spine, which act as shock absorbers. Spinal fractures are caused by trauma, too much pressure on the vertebrae, or diseases processes such as osteoporosis. All spinal disorders cause pain and stiffness,
As parents and loved ones grow older, most people are prepared to see some changes, but these changes can still come as a surprise and a challenge. Parkinson's Disease is a degenerative nervous system disorder that impairs movement and cognitive function, making everyday life more difficult. The symptoms often show up gradually, worsening with time. Common characteristics include physical tremors, such as trembling hands, slower and more difficult movement, difficulties balancing, problems with speech and stiff, rigid
Veterans and service members returning from conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan often deal with the ill effects of their combat experience long after they leave the battlefield and come home to their loved ones. Victims of calamities, terror acts and other catastrophes also have lingering effects of mental trauma after the event.
According to the VA, as much as 16 percent of veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan post-9/11 suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
A person may have an amputation for a number of reasons, such as an accident, disease process such as diabetes, which may cause a sore on the foot to become infected and gangrenous requiring amputation. Other diseases such as peripheral vascular disease cause poor circulation to extremities, resulting in tissue death. This requires the need for an amputation in order for the client to stay healthy. Home care services help clients who have had an
More than just a temporary sad mood or case of the blues, clinical depression can take a toll on both the individual sufferers and those who are caring for them. Clinical depression may continue on for a matter of years, severely reducing the person's ability to lead an average, functional life. Common characteristics and symptoms of depression include an increase in fatigue, lack of motivation, loss of interest in typical activities, appetite changes, sleep problems