Jun 19 2017
Painful menstruation or dysmenorrhea is a common and sometimes difficult problem. Menstrual cramps can begin one or two days prior to your period and continue throughout the menstrual cycle. Some women experience headaches, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
Most women who experience dysmenorrhea do not have an underlying reproductive problem such as uterine fibroids, endometriosis or an infection.
What are menstrual cramps?
The uterus or womb is the reproductive organ that houses the fetus during pregnancy. This pair shaped organ is largely smooth muscle. After ovulation the uterus releases the chemical mediator prostaglandin, which signals the uterus to contract. If prostaglandin levels are excessive, contractions can be severe and lead to abdominal, low back and thigh pain. Prostaglandin also triggers the uterus to contract during childbirth.
Childbirth relieves painful periods – it’s a bit of a mystery.
Jun 6 2017
Our Manhattan office is at: 11 Penn Plaza, suite B– 100. We are directly across from Penn Station on Seventh Avenue by 31st St.
When you enter the building, walk to the back of the lobby to security. Ask the officer for “William Kaye Associates.” They will request a photo ID, such as a drivers license or passport and will issue you an ID card. Walk halfway towards the front entrance to the elevators on the right side. Take the elevator down to level B (not B-1 or B-2).
Our office door is directly opposite the elevator and says, “William Kaye Associates.”
Our NY hours are on alternate Thursdays. Call 973.509.8464 or Contact Us for an appointment.
Jun 6 2017
If you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS), the pain and numbness in your hand can be daunting. If the symptoms progress you can develop muscle weakness and loss of function. It can become difficult to hold a pencil, open a jar or pick up a coin.
Our hands are so important to us. In this article we will explore what CTS is and some treatment options to consider.
Carpal tunnel syndrome is a highly specific nerve problem in which the median nerve becomes entrapped (compressed) as it passes through the bones of the wrist. The median nerve innervates the muscles within the hand and forearm. It is responsible for the sensation that is felt in the thumb, index, middle and the radial half of the middle finger. If symptoms are experienced in the pinky, upper arm, shoulder or neck you probably don’t have CTS.
What Causes Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?
Carpal tunnel syndrome frequently accompanies repetitive strain. Static postures often contribute to this problem. Office workers who spend many hours sitting at a computer often hold their wrists very still for many hours while using the keyboard or mouse. Professional musicians too have similar challenges and are prone to CTS. Carpenters and assembly line workers also get carpal tunnel syndrome. Repetitive strain and static postures typically cause shortening of the muscles of the hand and their connective tissue wrappings. Shortening of these structures of the hand alters the biomechanics of the hand and set the stage for CTS. Carpal tunnel frequently occurs during pregnancy due to increased swelling of the wrist that causes compression of the median nerve. More
May 16 2017
We have moved into a new Montclair office. We are now located at 516 Bloomfield Ave (near Park Street) above the CVS pharmacy in Montclair. Once you enter the building, walk up the stairs. We are in Suite #5. It’s the fifth door on the left and says “Russell Ditchfield.”
For your comfort, there are chairs in the hallway by the door, as the office itself has no waiting area. Please enter the office at the time of your scheduled appointment.
Please be on time as we will run on schedule. Rolfing sessions will have a 75 minute duration.
We suggest leaving a minimum of 15 minutes for parking.
Parking can be easily found at:
The Crescent Deck
13 The Crescent
Montclair, NJ 07042
Our hours are on Tues. and Friday afternoon/early evenings. We look forward to seeing you there.
Apr 24 2017
Menopause, an important and natural part of a woman’s life cycle, can be a challenging experience. Hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, insomnia, vaginal dryness, headaches, anxiety and depression are some of the challenges many woman face.
Menopause is the time in a woman’s life when her ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone resulting in the cessation of menstruation.
Menopause, like puberty, sexual maturation, conception, pregnancy and childbirth are naturally occurring parts of women’s reproductive health. While the hormonal changes that occur in menopause are often challenging, it’s important to take joy in this stage of life. More