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Gastroenterologist

When your gastrointestinal organs, including the stomach, intestine, liver, pancreas and gallbladder do not function properly, you may need to see a gastroenterologist. Gastroenterology is a branch of medicine focused primarily on the digestive system. Become Pain Frees group of Gastrotenterologists doctors are experienced, certified professionals that diagnose and treat digestive tract issues and related diseases like Crohn’s and Colitis. Gastroenterologists can perform surgical procedures, but they specialize in procedures like colonoscopies and others related directly to the digestive tract.

COLITIS

Colitis is an inflammation of the colon or large intestine

COLONOSCOPY

A colonoscopy examines the large intestine for disease, using a long, thin, flexible tube with a tiny video camera and a light on the end to view the entire colon and rectum and check for polyps, inflammatory changes or cancer. If polyps are found, they often can be removed with this procedure as well. NOTE: Every one age 50 and older should be screened for colorectal cancer.

Dr. Damien Mallat M.D.

7777 Forest Lane, Suite C204, Dallas, TX, 75230

Dr. Mallat is nationally recognized gastroenterologist from his involvement in multi-center trials and national publications. He achieves unique results in the management of complex gastrointestinal diseases. For almost ten years, he has trained doctor ...

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Posture and Neck Pain

Chronic neck pain is a miserable experience. Although some cases of neck pain are caused by an injury, many are simply due to poor posture. Poor posture stresses the muscles of the neck and can cause muscle spasms, stiffness and pain. Over time, the stresses of poor posture on the neck can cause degenerative diseases to develop in the discs and bones of the neck. Forward head A very commonly seen posture that puts a lot of strain on the neck is the forward head. The individual habitually thrusts the head forward, carrying it out in front of the shoulders. In this position, the weight of the head is constantly pulling on the spine and the shoulders. Sitting for hours hunched over a desk or a computer is a common cause of forward head. Many people with this habitual forward head carriage suffer from sore shoulders as well as a sore neck. Over time, the vertebrae at the base of the neck (C5 and C6) can develop painful degenerative conditions due to the constant weight of the head pulling on them in the forward head posture. Correct posture A correct posture is one that keeps the spine in alignment. Some people call it a neutral or balanced posture. One exercise to encourage a neutral posture is to focus on opening the chest wide as you try to squeeze your shoulder blades together. Once your chest is open, bring your head into alignment. Think of a string pulling up the top of your head and lengthening the neck. When you do this, your chin will tuck in and your head will naturally shift into proper alignment with your spine. Do the open chest/ string exercise multiple times a day. Other exercises to build better posture are head nods and chin tucks. To do a head nod, slowly nod your head slightly up and down without moving your neck. To do chin tucks, tip your nose down toward the ground and move the top of your head backwards. Repeat head nods and chin tucks several times a day. These exercises strengthen the muscles on the front of the neck. Individuals with habitual forward head posture usually have very weak muscles in the front of the neck. If you've worked hard at correcting your posture and you are still suffering from neck pain, why not give us a call?


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