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Ischial nerve block #2, collapse of "personhood" by Esther Posted Sun 26 May 2013 11:34am This time around visiting Dr. Westesson for a nerve block -- the fourth nerve block overall -- he decided to try a block about 1/3rd of the way down from the ischial-spine site towards the Alcock's canal.  Again, the test for likelihood that entrapment is at a particular site is whether the anesthetic injected along with the steroid relieves the ... Read on »
Total Mind and Body Fitness Blog Carnival 169 by FitBuff Brandon Patient Expert Posted Mon 30 Aug 2010 5:26am Monday is . A Blog Carnival is basically a collection of articles or blog posts, all relating to a similar subject, that are gathered together for your viewing pleasure. You can quickly and conveniently see a list of Article Titles and click on the ones that interest you to read the full post. Blog carnivals are a great wa ... Read on »
Nerve Impingement in Back Results in Dermal Lesion on Toe by Mark Pegram Posted Mon 27 Feb 2012 7:25am Last post, I described how nerve impingement in my back lead to dermal stress that included numbness, uncontrollable itching, crawling sensation in the skin, lesions, and a disturbed mental state from not knowing the cause.  If I had addressed the symptoms with a physician, he most likely would have passed it off as a mental illness.  I can hea ... Read on »
The Case For Athletic Optimism [Or: How Julia Mancuso Used Her Underdog Status to Win Her 4th Olympic Medal] by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted Wed 12 Feb 2014 2:17am For the record, the next time I win anything I’m totally crowning myself with a tiara!! How fun is that on the medal podium? Way better than that stupid bite-the-medal pose everyone else does… Four Olympic medals make some pretty sweet bling but, for skier Julia Mancuso, her latest addition also makes her the most decorated Amer ... Read on »
Fourth of July, Oh Canada: Montreal Fireworks by Live For the Run Posted Tue 06 Jul 2010 6:53am Overlooking Notre-Dame Basilica Nothing says July Fourth like Canada, eh kids? The hubs and I slipped away to Montreal , or as I pronounce with my faux French accent Mon-real. I literally had no expectations of the city, it was that much of a surprise trip. We picked a solid weekend to go, as the city was hosting their annual Interna ... Read on »
Is Your Disease on the RARE List™ – If So, More Bad News! by Chris H. Posted Mon 06 Feb 2012 3:01pm I wonder if people truly understand what it means if their rare disease or disorder is on the RARE List™? Last week, the R.A.R.E. Project and  Global Genes Project , leading patient advocacy organizations representing the rare disease community, issued the RARE List™ , a stunning 65 page ... Read on »
Malpractice defense: Chiropractic adjustment allegedly caused Bell’s Palsy by David W. Patient Expert Posted Tue 13 Aug 2013 1:27pm I’m the former chairman of the board of Advanced Practice Strategies (APS) and I always find their malpractice defense cases to be fascinating. Illustrated Verdict by APS APS’ Demonstrative Evidence Group shares case examples from our archives to show how a visual strategy can support the def ... Read on »
Run 2, Week 3 (BTHR): Of Knees & Nerves by Corey I. Patient Expert Posted Sat 18 Oct 2008 2:35pm I went for a run at 4:15 pm today, doing a total of 3.7 miles. The temperature was 28 degrees, (or 20 degrees if you count the wind chill factor). I'm not going to mince words: Today's run was lousy. I knew I was in trouble when my left knee started to throb a bit by lap 3. My head wasn't in it either. I had a very cold & dis ... Read on »
Fasting for the fourth day today…. by Eric W. Patient Expert Posted Mon 29 Sep 2008 4:11pm A health fast – a kidney cleanse using the Dr. Shultz methodology and products. I feel great – but have much less sleep needs. Drink more fluids in the last four days than I normally drink in a week. I appreciate water on a whole new level. Locally we bought this really cool reverse osmosis water filter last month and I no longer have to purchas ... Read on »
HAVE YOU EVER HAD DIPLOPIA? by Stephanie S. Jewett Posted Mon 12 Mar 2012 12:00am Mar 12         Diplopia is a very strange sensation! Commonly referred to as double vision, diplopia can actually have many causes.  It can be due to a diverse range of infectious, neurological, autoimmune, ophthalmologic and neoplastic causes.  Most of these include damage to t ... Read on »