Lack of coordination in walking, balance or hand movement may be a sign of pressure on the spinal cord, often called Spinal or Cervical Stenosis. Dr. Brad Jones of the ShastaOrtho Spine Institute explains the disorder and offers treatment measures that many doctors overlook. The specialists at Shasta Ortho Spine Institute offer the only comprehensive spine care program in the North State region hat includes Cervical Stenosis treatment and Lumbar Stenosis treatment.
Shasta Orthopaedics Blog
People spend hours of recreation time on activities ranging from sledding, snow skiing and tobogganing to ice hockey, ice skating and snow boarding. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), however, if the proper precautions are not taken to ensure warmth and safety, severe injuries can occur.
Winter sports injuries get a lot of attention at hospital emergency rooms, doctors’ offices and clinics. Injuries include sprains and strains, dislocations and fractures. In 2007, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reported:
In our sports world today, athletes may look for that extra edge-a way to boost energy, improve endurance, quicken reaction speed and counter drowsiness. Many athletes will consume energy drinks, unaware of the health and legal hazards.
In 2003, the NCAA instituted a list of banned-drug classes, including stimulants, anabolic agents and street drugs that are prohibited for use by NCAA athletes. Two common ingredients in energy drinks, taurine and guarana, were banned. Caffeine is considered a restricted substance and not a banned substance.