Archive for the ‘Back Pain’ Category
By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Hybrid Assistive Limb or HAL
“A robot suit that can help the elderly or disabled get around was given its global safety certificate in Japan on Wednesday, paving the way for its worldwide roll-out,” according to Discovery News.
The Hybrid Assistive Limb®, or HAL, is a power-assisted pair of legs developed by [...]
By Barbara Ficarra
Be Careful When Shoveling in a Winter Wonderland
While you were sleeping the snow began to fall. Your alarm clock wakes you with the latest weather forecast. “Accumulations of snow totaling 10 inches cover the roads, bitter temperatures of 15 degrees reach across the region and with the wind chill it feels like 2 [...]
Daryll Dykes, M.D.
By Daryll C. Dykes, MD
Low back pain (LBP) is a nearly universal condition, affecting most adults at some point during their lifetime. Men and women are equally affected with a peak occurrence between the ages of 30 and 50. While LBP remains a considerable source of disability and health care expenditure (Americans spend [...]