PREDISPOSING FACTORS Sitting posture There are three predisposing factors in the etiology of low back pain that overshadow most others. The first and most important factor is the sitting posture. A good sitting posture maintains the spinal curves normally present
For the examiner, the palpation of bony structures provides a systematic and orderly method of evaluating the relevant anatomy. Position yourself behind the seated patient; place your hands upon the deltoid and acromion. This first contact with the patient should
The shoulder girdle is composed of three joints and one “articulation”: the sternoclavicular joint the acromioclavicular joint the glenohumeral joint (the shoulder joint) the scapulothoracic articulation Fig. The shoulder girdle. Fig. The humerus has very minimal osseous support. Notice the
Learn to regard the use of condoms as a natural addition to your lovemaking techniques. There are a few rips to make this easier. Don’t wait until you are too fired up with passion before debating whether or not to
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FIGURE. HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS STOMATITIS. A, Characteristic lesions of herpes simplex virus stomatitis include diffuse ulceration of the lips (top left, top right), tongue (top right), hard and soft palate (bottom left), and posterior pharynx (bottom right). These lesions may
FIGURE. OSLER-WEBER-RENDU SYNDROME. Multiple ectasias of the (A) lips and tongue, (B) tongue, (C) palate, and (D) hypopharynx.
FIGURE. PEUTZ-JEGHERS SYNDROME. Multiple black hyperpigmented lesions of the (A) lips, (B) buccal mucosa, and (C) hard palate.
FIGURE. HAIRY TONGUE. A, Yellowish coating of the tongue. B, Close-up shows a furry appearance resembling hair. This disorder, of unknown etiology, is characterized by hypertrophy of the filiform papillae.
FIGURE. HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS (HIV)-ASSOCIATED APHTHOUS ULCER. A, This large ulcer extends from the uvula to the soft palate. These lesions are frequent in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and may occur on the tongue or buccal mucosa or