Introduction to the Thyroid Gland Let’s embark on a journey to understand the thyroid gland, a vital part of our endocrine system. This butterfly-shaped gland, located in the lower front of the neck just below the Adam’s apple, is a powerhouse of hormone production. Its physical description is as unique as its functions. It comprises… Continue reading What is the thyroid and why does it matter?
Understanding the Basics of Scoliosis Scoliosis is a medical condition characterized by an abnormal, sideways curvature of the spine. It predominantly affects those in their early adolescence, with females being about eight times more likely to progress to a curve magnitude that requires treatment. The two most common types of scoliosis are idiopathic, which means… Continue reading Scoliosis – Diagnosis, Treatment and Management
Understanding Back Pain in Teenagers: An Introduction Back pain, often described as discomfort or stiffness in the spine, is not just an adult issue. Surprisingly, an increasing number of teenagers are reporting back pain, making it a prevalent health concern in this age group. Whether it’s due to heavy backpacks, poor posture, or sports injuries,… Continue reading Back pain in a teenager is a red flag!!
Understanding the Basics of Physical Injuries Physical injuries, by definition, are harm or damage inflicted on the body’s structure or function, often resulting from accidents or violence. They can be minor, like a scrape or a bruise, or severe, like a broken bone or spinal cord injury. Mayo Clinic provides a comprehensive guide to first… Continue reading The Most Common Physical Injuries Explained