According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders, ‘approximately 80 percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetimes.’ Although there are many risk factors and causes, ‘sciatica’ is one of the top types of pain people experience. Sciatica is also one of the most misunderstood back conditions because patients often […]
It might seem surprising that daily life activities can wreak the most havoc on your knees. Whether it’s general wear-and-tear as a result of aging or an acute injury from an overzealous hike, chronic knee pain can keep you on the sidelines of an active lifestyle. Every year, there are roughly 700,000 knee replacement surgeries […]
It’s not a coincidence that when we encourage people to “grow a backbone” that it’s synonymous with being firm and resolute. Our back is quite literally the support system for our bodies but it’s often the last thing considered when it comes to health and wellbeing. Good posture, deliberate exercise, and intentional lifestyle choices can […]
Approximately 76.2 million, or 1-in-4 Americans, have suffered from chronic pain that lasts longer than 24 hours, while millions more suffer from acute pain, according to the American Center for Health Statistics. With the recent opioid crisis in Arizona, the quest for safe, legitimate pain solutions are needed more than ever. According to Drugabuse.gov, the national […]
There are a number of options to consider when creating your back pain treatment plan, ranging in scope from injections to spine surgery.
Many people move to Arizona to get out of the cold weather. Long winters and icy conditions can certainly make it harder to manage arthritis symptoms. If you suffer from chronic joint pain and find that even Arizona winters are challenging, you’re not alone. Fortunately, you can take steps to combat the seasonal joint blues. […]
Don’t let neck pain ruin your holiday enjoyment. Here are some solutions to find relief right away.
For people with chronic back pain, the added stress of accomplishing a holiday to-do list can overshadow the pleasure of the season. Holiday decorating mishaps may be funny in the movies but thousands of people sustain holiday-related back injuries and many of those injuries can be prevented with a few simple solutions. Here are a […]
According to the Arthritis Foundation, 1 in 2 adults will develop symptoms of knee osteoarthritis — a breakdown of cartilage or the cushions between bones — during their lives. Osteoarthritis causes pain, swelling and stiffness, and affects people of all ages. If you experience osteoarthritis or have severe knee pain or long-lasting swelling or inflammation that limits your […]
From professional athletes dealing with aftereffects of concussions and injuries to grandparents recovering from surgery, anyone who watches the news today knows opioid addiction is not limited to celebrities and the homeless. It’s a national epidemic affecting every age and socioeconomic group. In June of 2017, Governor Ducey declared a state of emergency in Arizona […]
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