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  • 5 treatments for adult scoliosis

    If you struggle from chronic pain from adult scoliosis, don’t despair. Here are five treatments that can combat the wear and tear to your back and spine, while delivering pain relief that can last for weeks — or months — at a time. Sacroiliac joint injections Up to one-third of people suffering from chronic low back […]
  • The difference between men and women when it comes to pain

    Pain perception differs depending on gender, experts have found. Research studies have compared pain reporting between men and women, analyzed prescription drug practices by doctors and observed differences in pain tolerance in laboratory animals. Chief among the results is the indication that women feel pain more acutely than men do but are better at seeking […]
  • Top reasons for shoulder and arm pain

    A shooting pain in your arm or a twinge in the shoulder can slow you down. Sometimes, the pain is minimal and transitory, but the discomfort can build with use and time, making it difficult to move about and accomplish everyday tasks. We tend to disregard pain if it doesn’t limit our ability to live […]
  • Top pain treatments for the first 72 hours after an auto accident

    Last year in Arizona, there were more than 120,000 auto accidents, and 30 percent of those resulted in injury, according to Arizona Department of Transportation. This means that one person was injured every nine minutes over the course of the year. If you’ve been in an auto accident, the first 72 hours can be the […]
  • Three ways to prevent a herniated disc

    Taking care of our bodies for the long-term is an investment. As we age, it's common to become more fragile, less flexible and more prone to injury. But injury does not have to be inevitable.
  • 3 unexpected reasons you have neck pain

    Your neck handles the widest range of motion of any other part of your spine. As a result, it can be more susceptible to pain and overexertion that can lead to nerve damage and joint degeneration.
  • Back Pain vs. Sciatica: how can you tell?

    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 […]
  • 5 ways to ease bad knees

    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 […]
  • 3 types of back pain and when to see a doctor

    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 […]
  • Top trends in chronic pain management

    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 […]