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 […]
Most people think arthritis is an ailment that causes joint pain in older people. While that is accurate for some forms of the disease, the Arthritis Foundation counts more than 100 types of arthritis, including some better known by names like fibromyalgia, lupus, gout, tendonitis, spinal stenosis and more. In its various forms, arthritis affects more than […]
Most people take sleep seriously. Getting short-changed in shuteye can leave us cranky, groggy and generally unpleasant to be around. For some unfortunate patients, lack of adequate sleep is a problem that occurs night after night — sometimes for many years. Whatever the cause, chronic sleep deprivation is linked to many serious health conditions. “Without […]
Summer is the season for travel. Whether going on a full-fledged vacation or simply visiting loved ones, most people take one or more trips every summer. For people dealing with chronic pain, the prospect of travel can be concerning or even frightening. With a little planning, you can still enjoy the experiences and adventures of […]
Osteoarthritis is the most common chronic cause of painful joints. It affects about 27 million Americans, according to the Arthritis Foundation. Sometimes called degenerative joint disease or wear-and-tear arthritis, it is associated most often with the elderly, but it can strike patients of any age. While osteoarthritis can affect any joint, it occurs most often in […]
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