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Heartland Health Care Center Celebrates Arthritis Month

Submitted by Heartland Health Care Center — Moline May is National Arthritis Month. According to the Arthritis Foundation, more than forty-three million Americans, or one in six people, have some kind of arthritis. Arthritis is a general term used to describe more than 100 chronic diseases of the joints, bones, and muscles such as osteoarthritis, […]

Spinal Fusion Is Not Always Necessary

Submitted by Orthopaedic Specialists Approximately eight out of every 10 Americans will experience lower back pain at some point in their lives. While most of these patients find the pain resolves within a few weeks, almost 10 percent of these patients develop chronic back pain and seek treatment from a healthcare provider. Traditional treatments include […]

A Team Approach to Pain Relief

By Becky Wiese The human body contains many complex systems that function interdependently to enable us to do the things we want to do. These systems interact with one another on multiple levels, so that activities, deficits, and excesses that affect one system will likely affect others in direct or indirect ways. All of these […]

Leaders in Pain Control and Research

By Alexander Germanis Pain is something that everyone experiences in life. In fact, the sensation of pain is a vital warning sign that something in our body isn’t right. Unfortunately, it has become a somewhat accepted belief that both the duration and often the degree of pain increases as we get older. Arthritic joints, easily […]