Meninges are membranes that cover and protect the brain and spinal cord. There are three layers of meninges: Dura mater, which is closest to the bone. Arachnoid, which…

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Most cases of osteomyelitis are caused by staphylococcus bacteria, types of germs commonly found on the skin or in the nose of even healthy individuals. Germs can enter…

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Moist heat, such as hot baths, can aid in the heat’s penetration into the muscles and may provide better pain relief. A health care provider may recommend dry…

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Riding with an active disc injury, sciatica, whiplash or sprains to your hip, knee or ankle may worsen your condition. Unless your healthcare professional confirms that riding with…

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The Patient Access Network Foundation offers financial support to individuals with RA, covered by Medicare, who need help paying for out-of-pocket costs related to ten FDA-approved disease-modifying therapies….

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The latest figures from the DWP show that over 54,000 Scots are successfully claiming PIP for some form of arthritis including: Osteoarthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis. Spondyloarthropathies. Can I claim…

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A local anesthetic is injected into your lower back to numb the puncture site before the needle is inserted. The local anesthetic will sting briefly as it’s injected….

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The most common procedure is a partial nail avulsion with matrixectomy. The toe is “frozen” with local anaesthetic, the nail spicule removed and chemical introduced to the nail…

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How long does a lumbar puncture take? A lumbar puncture takes around 30 to 45 minutes, but you’ll need to stay lying down at the hospital for at…

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It occurs from spinal stenosis that causes pressure on the spinal cord. If untreated, this can lead to significant and permanent nerve damage including paralysis and death. Is…

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