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3 Strengthening Exercises to Promote Long-Term Lower-Back Health

We at Pain Stop Clinics are always encouraging our patients to do at-home, specific exercises and stretches that will greatly effect pain treatment programs and promote long-term results. So we have put together a strengthening exercise series for you, and over the next three weeks we’ll be releasing a new video every Thursday. Dr. Mike starts us off today with three exercises for your lower back – these strenghtening exercises can help prevent or lessen chronic lower-back pain. Remember to always talk to your pain doctor before starting any exercise program.
Please pass this along to your friends or family who are suffering with chronic lower back pain!

What You Might Not Know About Water, Hydration and Pain

We all know the importance of staying hydrated for our health. The general recommendation we have probably all heard is that the typical adult needs about eight glasses of water a day – roughly equivalent to half a gallon. But how do other liquids compare? Is drinking 8 glasses of any liquid as good as water alone?

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How to Plan for a Pain-Free Vacation

It’s that time of year when school is getting out and Phoenix is starting to heat up and the thing on the minds of many families is “VACATION!” Whether you usually go out of state, or look for budget-friendly “stay-cation” ideas, taking a break from the bustle of life is very important; and relaxing vacations are proven to reduce stress and improve overall health.
Dr.Erin Waychoff, DC, Pain Stop CEO gives some great tips in this week’s video blog, on how to plan a pain-free vacation and read on in our blog post for 9 tips for you on how to plan the perfect pain-free vacation.

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Do You Have a Painful Job?

What professions bring about the most long-term pain symptoms? How can you prevent pain?

Chronic pain has a detrimental effect not just on personal lives but on the workplace as well. According to a report published by the American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA) in 2011, pain is the top cause of disability in the United States. Its total cost each year is almost $300 billion. Decreases in productivity alone account for over 20% ($61 billion) of that figure. 13% of the working population experience pain on the job at any given time.

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How Much Exercise is Too Much?

concluding that the fitness level and overall health is extraordinarily high. However, in June 2013, the European Heart Journal published a study that concluded that the rule of moderation applies to physical fitness and exercise. The results found that when the body is pushed to extreme limits too fast and for too long it could have a negative affect. This is a good reminder of how important it is to ease into an exercise program and monitor exertion levels.

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Would My Condition Make Me a Good Candidate for Physiotherapy?

Physical therapy (PT) and trigger point massage therapy can help a broad spectrum of patients with many types of medical conditions. Here are the basic candidate criteria for PT and for massage therapy, along with a couple of common questions and answers related to each form of therapy.

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The Top 5 Causes of Migraines and How to Prevent Them

The pain of a migraine is all too common to Americans. According to Migraine.com, almost 40 million people in the United States experience migraines, with some studies suggesting that migraines are experienced by 13% of American adults. Those most affected by migraines are Caucasians and more than 70% have a family member who also suffers. Additionally, women are three times more likely to suffer from migraines. What can be done to stop migraine pain?

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Stand-Up Office for Lower Back Pain

Pain Stop recommends a large variety of at-home measures and every day lifestyle adjustments that can make a big difference in your quality of life and recovery. Here is one of our Pain Stop patients, Kevin Baldock, sharing how having a stand up office has made a big difference in his lower back pain. Sitting for long periods can cause increase in lower back pain symptoms and stress on muscles and joints – combining even part of your day with a standing office could be a great idea for those with a desk job of any kind!

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When Trigger Point Injections Aren’t Working

We get a lot of people asking us and commenting on our social media channels and via email that they have tried pain management clinics with no results. They are frustrated, understandably, and have asked how Pain Stop is different…. Well Pain Stop is different because we use different types of care at each visit, not only Trigger Point Injections.

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What you need to know about treating a knee injury and knee pain

Whether it is a fall, a car accident or a sprain from playing sports, a knee injury can be very painful and lead to ongoing problems, such as chronic pain, difficulty bending, problems weight bearing, locking of the knee and instability. There are five different types of knee injuries and for each there is a specific recommended treatment.

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