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Mild Heart Attack Symptoms: What Do They Mean?

Mild Heart Attack Symptoms: What Do They Mean?

What is a “mild heart attack”? You may have heard the expression and wondered exactly what it means. A bone can have a hairline fracture or a major break. A stroke can have relatively minor consequences or be severely debilitating. So can a heart attack be mild or major?

The short

5. Back Pain

Almost any list of the most commonly reported pain conditions places back pain at or near the top. In a National Institute of Health Statistics survey regarding the most common types of pain, 27 percent of the respondents mentioned back pain first.
Risk Factors for Back Pain
Back pain does not discriminate.

4. Hip Pain

We sometimes associate hip problems with elderly adults—women more often than men—who have fallen and suffered a fractured hip. But middle-aged and not-yet-elderly individuals can have a variety of hip problems in addition to fractures. The type of injury or condition affects symptoms as well as treatment. With luck, the

Stretch Away That Pain in the Neck

Neck pain is a common complaint among older adults. It often is related to underlying arthritis, or osteoporosis, which can result in vertebral fractures that cause chronic pain. It also may occur due to strain or spasm of the neck muscles. These muscles are on constant duty supporting the head.

2. Our Spinal Anatomy

Our back is an extraordinarily intricate structure made of bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, discs, and nerves. All of these anatomical components somehow work together to help us stand up and move through everyday life—an impressive feat. However, all of these parts also can become individual sources of pathology.
Vertebral Column
The

Preventing or Relieving a Stiff Neck

Whether you have been sitting hunched over a cell phone or laptop, sleeping in the wrong position, or carrying a heavy load, there are plenty of ways to strain your neck and upper back muscles and end up with a stiff neck. But, there are ways to improve your neck

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