Emergencies could happen anywhere – including at home. Are you ready for an emergency at home? Have you got a first aid kit? Any basic first aid skills? Learn more about how you can improve your chances of succesfully emerging from a life threatening emergency at home in this post.
In this post, Dr Temitope Olayinka advises how to tell if the excruciating back pain you have is due to Sciatica – and when to be thinking of something else.
A slipped disc (also known as herniated disc; or disc prolapse) occurs when the nucleus (of the vertebral discs) cracks or ruptures through a weak area in the outer ring, as a result of wear and tear, trauma or some other illnesses.
When this occurs, the gel from the nucleus irritates the spinal nerves around the disc.
This results in inflammation and may manifest in symptoms such as numbness, tingling of the arms, legs or back and
weakness in the limb associated with the affected part of the spine
and back pain.
Children emergencies in schools can occur without warning. Sometimes they can’t be prevented.
So, the best way to deal with such emergencies is to anticipate and be prepared, which is one of the core elements now considered in schools.