Archive for the ‘home care’ category

…And this little injury went “Wii Wii Wii” all the way home.

October 18, 2013

480px-Wii_console[originally published in KCN, March 2007]

Did you know that whiplash injuries were relatively unheard of before the automobile was invented?  Likewise, carpal tunnel syndrome wasn’t even a blip on the health care radar before computers hit the scene.  And whoever thought that a “mouse” could cause so much trouble?  The truth is, as we become more and more innovative and advanced in our technology, there seems to be an injury, or set of injuries, lurking in the shadows to complement it.

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The Ice Man Cometh

May 7, 2010

[originally published in KCN, October 2002]

Okay — so there you are,  flat on your back.  “The cat food bag really wasn’t that heavy,” you think to yourself,  but apparently your back didn’t seem to care as it locked up in spasm with knife-like pain half way through the lift that you now realize lacked proper technique.  Perhaps now would be a good time to find the card for that chiropractor your friends have been pestering you to see for the past five years.  “Nahh, it will go away on its own,” you reassure yourself.  “A little rest and heat and I’ll be fine — or is it ice?  No, no, I’m sure it’s heat…maybe.”

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