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  • Lumbar Disc Problems - 1,622 words
    Lumbar Disc Problems Summary The lumbar region of the human spine is a location that is very susceptible to injury and trauma. A majority of the population experience back pain at some time during their life, and although in most cases the pain subsides after a time of rest, there is an enormous need for treatment of this malady. The various types of treatment for lumbar disc herniations include a more conservative method of rest, physical therapy, and anti-inflammatory or non-steroidal drugs. A more extreme condition would require surgery to try to alleviate the symptoms. The older, more traditional surgery is a posterior laminotomy, however, newer less invasive microscopic and endoscopic s ...
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  • Lumbar Disc Problems - 1,664 words
    ... ion of the origin of the pain. The goal is to reduce inflammation in the foramen through direct application of strong anti inflammatory medications. This option is not very popular for the obvious reason that the prospect of injection is intimidating to most people. The overall success of the injections is generally short lived with most symptoms returning within three to four days. Long term relief from epidural injections, for more than three months, is only gained in under five percent of the recipients(Traynellis, 1997). The persistent nature of lumbar disc injury is such that it affects every aspect of a persons life from tying one's sneakers to getting in and out of a car, to stand ...
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  • Ergonomics - 1,261 words
    ... .html What is ergonomics? Ergonomics is the science of fitting the job to the worker. When there is a mismatch between the physical requirements of the job and the physical capacity of the worker, work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) can result. Workers who must repeat the same motion throughout their workday, work in an awkward position use a great deal of force to perform, repeatedly lift heavy objects or face a combination of these risk factors are most likely to develop WMSDs. In this report, I will outline the main factors in having a safe workstation. Sitting-Chair There are certain ways in which you may choose an ergonomically correct chair. Does the seat feel comfortabl ...
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  • House Of Horrors - 797 words
    House Of Horrors The doors of the empty house swung open and drifted gently back and forth in the wind. Empty? Muffled screams came from one of the rooms. I opened the door to a scene of inhuman, blasphemous, butchery. Naked men and women were nailed upside down on inverted crucifixes. Blood was dripping down the walls of the pentagonal shaped room. Bits and pieces of rotting flesh was strewn about the place. In the center of the room was a huge inverted pentagram drawn in blood. At each of the five points burnt a large candle with strange symbols imprinted on it. Kill me, moaned a weak voice behind me. It was one of the women nailed to the crucifix. She coughed up blood. Kill me. She began ...
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  • Hydrocephalus - 1,005 words
    Hydrocephalus Hydrocephalus Definition A condition affiliated with excessive fluid in the brain. Causes, incidence, and risk factors The fluid in the brain (cerebrospinal fluid or CSF) is formed in the brain. CSF usually circulates through parts of the brain, its covering, and the spinal canal, and is then absorbed into the circulatory system. When the circulation or absorption of this fluid is blocked, or excessive fluid is produced, the volume of fluid in the brain becomes higher than normal. The accumulation of fluid puts pressure on the brain forcing it against the skull and damaging or destroying the tissues. Symptoms vary depending on the cause of the obstruction to CSF circulation, th ...
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  • Kyphosis: Prevention And Correction - 1,216 words
    Kyphosis: Prevention And Correction Kyphosis: Prevention and Correction The natural physiological curves of the spinal column are formed in the first months and years of child's development. With the raising of child's head the first curve is made. That is a cervical curve - curve of a neck, and it is convex forward. With the first attempts to stand or with sitting the thoracic curve, the curve of the upper back, is made and it is convex backwards. When the child is old enough to stand, the lumbar curve, pointed forward, is made. In the first years of child's life, if there are not any pre birth deficiencies, the spinal cord has its regular (normal) physiological position (Dunn 541). The fut ...
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  • Pinochets Medical Report - 1,851 words
    Pinochets 'Medical Report' pinochets 'medical report' Senator Pinochet has a complex medical history, but the main active medical problems at present are diabetic peripheral neuropathy and recently progressive cerebrovascular brain damage. The diabetic neuropathology is contributing to difficulties in walking and to the observed tendency to postural hypertension. The diabetes will also have predisposed to arterial disease as will a past history of smoking The cerebrovascular disease has manifested partly as minor strokes and transient asthmatic attacks but also causes progressive damage without acute symptoms. There is clinical evidence of extensive damage to the brain. This includes bilater ...
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  • Spinal Cord Injuries - 1,283 words
    Spinal Cord Injuries As an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), when someone has a spinal injury, additional movement may cause further damage to the spine. EMTs must always immobilize the patients head and torso in the position found. The purpose of an EMT is to prevent further harm to the patient until more professional medical help can be obtained. If in doubt about whether a person has received a spinal injury, always assume he or she has. A spinal cord injury (SCI) is very serious because it can mean the loss of sensation and function in the parts of the body below the site of the injury. SCIs are caused in many different ways. Some of the most common ways a person may obtain a SCI are- ...
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  • Spinal Injuries - 456 words
    Spinal Injuries Spinal injuries are a very serious, and even life-threatening, problem facing almost everyone at some point in there lives. If a broken vertebra pinches a spinal nerve, paralysis may result. The spine is a column of vertebrae stacked one on the next from the skulls base to the tail bone. Each vertebra is hollow through the center where the spinal cord runs through. There are some signs and symptoms that you should check for if you suspect spinal injury on an injured person. Head injuries may indicate that the head may have been snapped in one of more directions. If the victim is conscious, ask them if they feel a pain when they move their arms or legs. Also, the victim may fe ...
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  • Sympathetic - 679 words
    Sympathetic Divisions The autonomic nervous system is made up of two divisions. There are many differences between these divisions. First of all there are anatomical and physiological differences. The parasympathetic division of the autonomic system origin is in the craniosacral outflow, the brain stem nuclei of cranial nerves III, VII, IX, and X; and spinal cord segments S2-S4. The sympathetic division on the other hand is much more complex than the parasympathetic and is originated in the thoracolumbar outflow. Also, in the lateral horn of gray matter of the spinal cord segments of thoracic 1 to lumbar 2. Another important physiological difference is the location of ganglia in each divisio ...
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  • The 1999 Ford Mustang - 472 words
    THE 1999 FORD MUSTANG? The 1999 Mustang is a superb automobile at an excellent value. Ford has created a car with all of the amenities for a fair price. The performance and handling of this car is exceptional and the competition should be worried. When this car is driving down the strip, its styling will most definitely catch your eye. For a reasonable price tag you can own the '99 mustang. About $23,000 will get you a fully loaded pony. This car comes with everything from a high performance V-8 engine to leather, lumbar supported seats. This car also has an optional V-6 engine. The $23,000 GT model comes with power windows and door locks, standard Am/FM stereo/cassette CD player with six po ...
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  • The Tuskegee Experiment - 1,213 words
    ... periment begun, the immorality of the experiment was blatantly apparent. Instead of obtaining consent from the participants, the PHS offered the men incentives to participate: free physical examinations, free rides to and from the clinics, hot meals on examination days, free treatment for minor ailments, and a gurantee that a burial stipend would be paid to their survivors. This modest stipend of $50.00 represented the only form of burial insurance that many men had (153). When the subjects were administered painful lumbar punctures in 1933 ( commonly known as a spinal tap where a needle is driven into ones vertebrate and fluid is suctioned from the spinal cord, a procedure that exposed ...
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