Browsing Archive: July, 2010

Spinal Stenosis: What is it and how is it best treated?

Posted by Dr. Bryan Siegel on Friday, July 23, 2010,
Treatment for Spinal Stenosis

Spinal StenosisSpinal stenosis is the formal name for a narrowing of the spinal canal. While spinal stenosis can develop in the thoracic, or mid-back, it most commonly occurs in either the lumbar (lower back) or cervical (neck and upper back) regions of the spine.

As narrowing places pressure on the spinal cord and other nerves, mild to excruciating pain or even numbness in various areas of your neck, shoulders, back, arms, legs and buttocks results. Severe cases may...


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Should You Be Scared Of The Sun?

Posted by Dr. B Siegel on Sunday, July 18, 2010,
Should You Be Scared of the Sun?

Sun
 and Vitamin D - Don't be AfraidSunny weather means picnics, camping, swimming, hiking, and as many other outdoor activities as possible. But look outside on a warm day. You might be surprised how many people covered up in hats, scarves, and sunglasses religiously slather on gallons of thick, white sunscreen. Believe it or not, sunshine is good for you. In fact, it just might be the wonder drug you’re looking for.

The best-known benefit of the sun is Vitamin D, which a recent...


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