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Jamise Crooms, M.D.

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Oh, My Aching Sciatica!

Posted by Jamise Crooms, M.D. on Sep 20, 2017 8:12:00 AM

So many of us have felt it: a twinge in the lower back and then pain that travels down the back of your leg to your calf. It’s numb. It’s weak. There’s tingling. It can hurt to sit down. If you’ve felt this, it may be sciatica brought on by irritation of the nerve roots in the lumbar spine that make up the sciatic nerve. 

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Topics: sciatica, sciatic nerve, sciatica treatment

Exhausted and Weak? Anemia Might Be the Reason!

Posted by Jamise Crooms, M.D. on Nov 12, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Despite regularly exercising, eating well, sleeping and practicing mindfulness, some people may still experience exhaustion and weakness. If that’s your case, you may not be getting enough oxygen. Huffing and puffing until you turn blue may not be the best way to solve the problem, especially if anemia is the cause.

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Topics: anemia, treatment for anemia, what causes anemia

Exercise: Powerful Breast Cancer Medicine

Posted by Jamise Crooms, M.D. on Oct 19, 2016 9:03:00 AM

Evidence continues to mount that exercise is beneficial for breast cancer survivors during and after treatment. Numerous studies suggest that exercise not only helps lessen the side effects of treatment, but may also help prevent cancer recurrence. 

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Topics: breast cancer, breast cancer and exercise

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