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Comprehensive Guide to Lymphedema in Children

Primary and secondary lymphedema in children is relatively rare, but carries with it the significant and lifelong burden of having to manage chronic swelling and prevent secondary complications. Here I describe pediatric lymphedema (also called ‘paediatric lymphoedema’), and the special considerations for diagnosis, ongoing monitoring, treatment, and complications. The majority of patients…

Why Whiplash Treatment Can Fail

Whiplash is an incredibly common motor vehicle accident injury, and one that can significantly diminish quality of life. Unfortunately whiplash treatment programs don’t always successfully resolve symptoms, leaving some patients with prolonged or chronic pain and disability. Why do whiplash treatments fail to work for some people? Neck pain and…

New research for preventing recurrence of lower back pain: 2 do’s and 5 don’ts

Specific recommendations for how to prevent lower back pain are largely absent from existing clinical guidelines and research literature. Thankfully, newly published data provides some much needed evidence-based insight. Non-specific low back pain (pain without an identified cause such as degenerative disc disease) is an enormous health problem, causing huge health…