How often is someone injured in the U.S., from an auto accident?
A. Every 10 seconds
B. Every 10 minutes
C. Every 20 seconds
D. Every 20 minutes
Do you ever feel longer than normal periods of fatigue ? Do you want more energy? Let’s start with the basics. A nerve is like a wire. A wire is usually made of copper and wrapped in a thermoplastic coating for insulation. A nerve is wrapped in a myelin sheath for insulation. A nerve sends signals (electrochemical) to and from the area sensed to the brain and spinal cord.
The Mayo Clinic defines a pinched nerve as: A pinched nerve can occur at several sites in your body. A herniated disk in your lower spine, for example, may put pressure on a nerve root, causing pain that radiates down the back of your leg (sciatica).
Do you find it hard to concentrate? Do you have periods of prolonged restlessness? Do you know someone who might exhibit these symptoms? ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, is one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders of childhood, according the Center for Disease Control, CDC.
ADHD can be common in childhood. According to the Mayo Clinic staff ADHD may not diagnosed until later in life. Some adult symptoms may include unstable relationships, poor work or school performance and low self-esteem.
Let’s take a closer look at how brain functioning may be impaired in a person with ADHD. Did you know your brain is an organ? Sending billions of signals all over your body, your brain uses a combination of electricity and neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitters may help or hinder the connection of these signals. Neurotransmitters are brain chemicals that communicate messages throughout our brain and throughout our body.
According to a New York Times article, “Too many doctors, and parents, rely on antibiotics for ear infections, despite a woeful lack of evidence for their benefits.”
Would it surprise you to discover that Acute Otitis Media “is the most common childhood infection for which antibiotics are prescribed in the United States?”
The sciatic nerve comes from nerves called the sacral plexus. These nerves travel to the sacrum and lumbar regions of the body. The sciatic nerve is actually a bundle of two nerves, the tibial and common peroneal nerves. Since the sciatic nerve is the largest and thickest nerve of the human body, it’s no wonder that this structure could be easily impinged.
A bigger wire, so to speak, is easier to get stepped on, than a smaller one. But, in your body, your nerves don’t get stepped on, they get caught in between things. These things in your body, come in the form of muscle, adipose or fat tissue. Other structures may impede but muscle and adipose are the most common.