Travel During The Holidays


Traveling during the holidays can, without a doubt, be dreadful. Some people even miss out on seeing their families over the holiday season because they just can’t handle sitting down for the duration of the trip. We encounter many people who have traveled to another state, whether it may be by car or by plane,…

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Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain

The two main types of pain that arise in the shoulder region include acute pain brought on by a sudden action and chronic pain that has built up over time and is persistent. Acute pain can be caused by an accident such as falling, being in a collision, or lifting too much at the gym…

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Stress Relief During The Holidays

Holiday Stress

The Holiday season is upon us! It’s the most magical time of the year, but do you ever feel as though it’s difficult to get in the cheerful spirit with all of the tasks that need to get done? Indeed, it’s that time of year where the gifts get giving and the stress levels get…

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3 ‘Quick Fixes’ Commonly Used You THINK Help Knee Pain – But Don’t

Knee Pain

A patient came into the clinic last week limping with knee pain and asked: “I’ve had this knee pain for a few weeks now, I’m not sure what I’ve done to it but I’ve tried taking pain meds prescribed by the doc but that didn’t help. I was trying to rest it so that it…

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Cooler Weather Leads to Arthritis and Low back Pain

Cold Arizona

As of last week, we’re starting to get some cooler weather in the mornings and late evenings. Who has experienced someone telling them that when the weather gets colder, their aches get worse? I’ve already started to hear the conversations from patients that they’re experiencing a few aches and pains since the weather changing and…

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What to do with your Headache Pain

Headaches & Migraines

Headaches are a pain in the… well, you know… head! We have all experienced some type of headache pain, whether it has been due to stress, migraines, or even lack of caffeine. But, what truly is a headache and how are they being caused? Most people don’t understand the four types of headaches: Migraine or…

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Is Your Night time Routine Setting Up Your Neck Pain?

Reading in bed

When I get patients ask me ‘why do I get neck pain?’ Many of patients want to know “WHY?”.  It can sometimes be difficult to answer. Not because I don’t know how to ease neck pain, but because I don’t know all their personal circumstances. What I can suggest however, is to take a look…

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6 Great Things to Do in Phoenix Without Low Back Pain

Phoenix is home to many picturesque places and fun things to do. From amazing and challenging hiking trails, attractions to visit with the kids or grandkids to parks that offer a range of different activities. There’s something for everyone. Living in Phoenix means you can walk and hike through mountain ranges, see beautiful scenery and…

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5 Realistic Ways To Stay Active & Healthy, Even When Life Feels “Too Busy”

Time to Plan

It’s not about being ‘perfect’, it’s just about being ‘prepared’. Nearly every patient I see tells me they want to be more fit, or they are out of shape, or if they were more active they probably wouldn’t be injured. They all agreed that they knew they needed to exercise, sleep more, and eat healthier…

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Exercise After Injury

Ankle Injury

I had a patient tell me this the other day: “How long does it take to get back to exercise after an injury?… …I hurt my ankle a month ago, and want to know how long it’ll take me to get back to running. It’s frustrating not knowing if it’s safe to get back out…

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