Comprehensive Orthopedic Care

Comprehensive Orthopedic Care

comprehensive orthopedic careOnto Orthopedics, the home of a leading orthopedic surgeon, is a sophisticated practice located conveniently in west Plano north of Dallas. We specialize in spine care, sports injuries, joint issues, trauma injuries, and in many other areas. We also specialize in the treatment of automobile injuries. With advanced diagnostic technologies like ultrasound, direct radiography (DR) x-ray, and c-arm machines at our office, comprehensive orthopedic care is now more convenient than ever. To learn more about some of the orthopedic specialties we cover, please visit the following links:

Treat Depression with Physical Activity

depressionStudies say that today depression is a mental illness which affects about one in ten people. Depression is a condition where a person feels useless, hopeless and extremely sad. This can happen without any apparent reason. The episodes last for long and occur frequently to the point that it affects the daily functioning of the person. Traditional treatment is performed with anti-depressants and psychotherapy.

Recent studies conducted by the University of Bern show that regular physical exercise can help alleviate symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress. Physical activity is known to be beneficial for overall health and prevention of cardiac diseases. The basic cause of depression is the deficiency of a certain chemical known as serotonin. Serotonin is an important chemical in the brain which is responsible for a variety of functions related to mood, sleep and appetite. Thereby, a deficiency of serotonin leads to depression, but what causes this deficiency is yet unknown.

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