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  • Can Physical Therapy be as Effective as Surgery for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?

    A recent study sought to answer this question, and found that physical therapy achieved similar results to surgery in the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis. Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a condition characterized by pain in the lower back and legs, and sometimes numbness and weakness of the legs. People with LSS often have limited standing and walking tolerance due to pressure on nerves as ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Breastfeeding is the Best Feeding

    In recognition of National Breastfeeding Awareness month, held each year in August, Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC) honors each and every breastfeeding mother who walks through its doors, whether you're a patient, visitor or Associate of the Hospital. PVHMC empowers every mom and her baby's right to breastfeed, wherever and whenever there is a need. While many mothers ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Where Does It Hurt: Swimmer's Shoulder

    Question: My right shoulder has been hurting during my swim workouts for the past few months. Recently, my shoulder has been aching almost all the time and seems to be aggravated by any reaching or lifting activity and wakes me up if I turn on my right side in my sleep. My shoulder no longer tolerates any swimming at all. I’ve been a swimmer for most of my life and don’t want to give ... Read Full Article [+]
  • The Truth About Colorectal Cancer Screening

    The American Cancer Society estimates that 152,820 people will be diagnosed in 2015 and that 50,830 will die from colon cancer in the United States yet people accept myths (though inaccurate) as common knowledge making the disease even more dangerous than it is. Some of the most common myths are that the screening is embarrassing, painful or that this is a disease that only older men get. ... Read Full Article [+]
  • Piriformis Syndrome: A Pain in the Butt

    Piriformis Syndrome is literally a pain in the butt. It causes pain in the buttock area and may include pain or tingling in the back of the thigh and calf. The piriformis muscle is one of your hip rotator muscles and is located deep in the buttock area. It is adjacent to the sciatic nerve where the nerve exits from the pelvis on its way down the leg. In some people, the sciatic nerve actually runs ... Read Full Article [+]
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