Chiropractic Treatment for Running Injuries

Running InjuriesRunning is one of those things that is incredibly healthy to do – it leads to strengthening in the knees, lower back and upper back, but also helps with posture, weight loss, muscle gain and so much more.  Unfortunately when some beginners begin to run, they do so incorrectly.  They don’t wear the right shoes, they over exert themselves, they don’t stretch before running or they don’t take care of their bodies after the run.  Because of this, many beginners that start running have issues that they run into that will stop them from running altogether, for a while anyway.  Don’t feel too bad about it though, even advanced runners sometimes have problems not related to the precautions mentioned here and they get hurt in the process of their daily or weekly routine.  When it comes to a beginner, you may just figure, ah well, I tried.  You may never try it again.  But for hardcore runners, just stopping is a difficult situation. Because of that, a lot of runners look into alternative medicine such as Chiropractor treatment to help them get back on their feet and into their routine again.  If you ever wondered why you should visit a sports chiropractor for a running injury, how they can help you, and the different types of treatment available for runners, continue reading below for that, and so much more. Continue reading “Chiropractic Treatment for Running Injuries”

What is an eCTD?

eCTD
eCTD

An Electronic Common Technical Document, or eCTD, is a standard for electronic submission containing regulating information to regulated agencies. The document is an easy and quick resource that you can get a lot from using.

Where is eCTD currently accepted?

Regulating agencies that account for all of separate areas, including United States, Canada, the European Union, and Japan, all have accepted eCTD submission. They have set in place good medicinal compliance and device compliance that works to not harm the patient. Continue reading “What is an eCTD?”

What Are the FDA Guidelines for Food?

FDA Guidelines
FDA Guidelines

If you have ever wondered how the Food and Drug Administration handles food guidelines, there is plenty of information you can learn about here and at their website. It has a pretty good run down of the guidance and regulations for the food service industry. Food safety programs are available that show an overview of the manufacturing process, systems of the industry, and import/export activities. Continue reading “What Are the FDA Guidelines for Food?”

How Does the FDA Regulate Medical Devices?

FDA approved
FDA approved

There are many basic regulatory requirements that manufacturers and importers consider when they market medical devices. These rules are to aid foreign governments to understand the overall mission of the FDA. In addition, there are FDA regulations for marketing and exporting medical devices to and in the United States. It is very important to know the requirements and to know which ones are applicable for your product. Establishment registration, device listing, labeling requirements, classification, Pre-market notification [510(k)], medical device reporting, and good manufacturing practices are all significant to manufacturers and importers of medical devices. Here are some of the aspects of these requirements. Continue reading “How Does the FDA Regulate Medical Devices?”

Who Regulates Medical Devices?

FDA Approved
FDA Approved

The FDA, or Food and Drug Administration, is an agency inside the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It makes up the office of the Commissioner and the four directorates oversee the core functions of the agency. From medical products and tobacco, to food and veterinary medicine, it helps to regulate operations for many industries in America.

Federal Drug Administration

The Federal Drug Administration is responsible for many things. First is being the regulator of tobacco. Beyond that, the FDA aids the protection of public health by making compliance regulations for the medical field, food service industry, and many more important parts of everyday life for American citizens. Continue reading “Who Regulates Medical Devices?”

Regulations for Medical Devices

Regulations for Medical Devices
Regulations for Medical Devices

Medical devices can be anything from highly refined computerized medical equipment down to a wooden tongue depressor. There are multiple international classification components to categorize medical devices. The World Health Organization, or WHO, with partners, are working toward accomplishing global harmonization in medical device terminology in hopes of bringing a global standardization.

GHTF

The Global Harmonization Task Force proposes the following definition for medical devices: A medical device is any instrument, implement, apparatus, machine, implant, appliance, in vitro reagent or calibrator, software, or related article, as intended by the manufacturer to get used in combination or alone on humans for the specific purpose of: Continue reading “Regulations for Medical Devices”

History of the Liposuction Procedure

liposuction
liposuction

Over the last few years liposuction has grown in popularity and has become one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the US. In 1974, the original form of liposuction was invented by a gynecologist from Italy named Dr. Giorgio Fischer. In 1978 two more French physicians Fournier and Illouz continued the development of the procedure. By the early 80s liposuction had become very popular in the US but had a lot of negative publicity because of some negative results such as excessive bleeding and unsightly rippling of the skin following the procedure. In its early years liposuction was a “dry” method which led to the many adverse side effects and complications. Continue reading “History of the Liposuction Procedure”

What is Liposuction?

weight loss
weight loss

Liposuction is just one of the modern cosmetic procedures available today. It is basically a technologically advanced method of removing fat from unwanted sections of the body. It is not a treatment for weight loss. It is typically used in those tougher areas which do not respond favorably to traditional methods like diet and exercise. These stubborn areas of fat can be safely removed through the liposuction process. Many people choose to use it on the most stubborn areas such as those around the abdomen, thighs, neck, back of the arms or the buttocks. Most of the time the procedure can be done in just one appointment but it is unsafe to remove too much fat from the body all at one time and so some patients have to have a couple of sessions to achieve the desired result. A Florham Park plastic surgeon can discuss all the available options with a patient and work out a suitable treatment plan which will help them reach their goals. Continue reading “What is Liposuction?”

What is Facet Arthrosis?

Back X-ray
Spine X-ray

There are many spinal conditions that occur due to aging and facet arthrosis is one of them. Facet arthrosis occurs as the joints located in the spine start to deteriorate and the cartilage in these joints starts to wear away. The cartilage is a very important factor in keeping the back and spine mobile. Cartilage is a type of connective tissue that keeps the bones in a joint from rubbing together; it covers the facet joints and provides protection by intercepting friction or strain. As the body ages the cartilage can wear away and allow the bones in the joint to come into contact with each other. This can lead to pain, stiffness or bone spurs in many individuals.

How does a physician diagnose facet arthrosis?

When a physician or orthopedic doctor suspects facet arthrosis, they will usually order an x-ray of the area. In most cases, this will reveal any abnormal facets. In order to get a more thorough look, the physician may also order a CT scan. This will offer the physician or spine specialist a better look of the spinal structures. In most instances, an MRI will not be required in order to diagnose the spinal condition but when looking for various causes of back pain it may be useful. Continue reading “What is Facet Arthrosis?”

What is Lumbar Laminectomy?

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Woman’s legs

A lumbar laminectomy is a surgical procedure that is also known as an open decompression. The procedure is designed to relieve the pressure that is on the spinal nerve or spinal cord by opening or widening the spinal canal. During the procedure, the lamina which is a small section of the bone on the spine is removed so that there is more room for the nerves. An open decompression, or lumbar laminectomy is typically suggested by a physician for those patients who suffer from back pain caused by neural impingement. The surgical procedure relieves the pressure by enlarging the spinal canal. Continue reading “What is Lumbar Laminectomy?”