Most pain associated with weight gain is neck, back and joint related. Some specific symptoms are knee and ankle pain as these joints carry the bulk of our weight. Although there is no “magic” number as to how much excess weight can cause or contribute to back pain, it is known that people who are severely overweight often are at greater risk for back pain, joint pain and muscle strain than those who are not obese.
Below, Dr. Mike Seifried introduces the Pain Stop recipe for a natural and great-tasting way to alleviate pain and promote overall health! The Pain-Free Smoothie is a simple recipe that will help reduce inflammation in the body as well as build up immune function. Making this part of your daily or even weekly routine will help reduce inflammation and thus pain and give you more energy!
When a patient walks into a pain management clinic for the first time, it is natural to be unsure of what to expect. You may have certain ideas from what you have heard from other patients, or advertisements you have seen online or on TV. But in this vlog today, we want to give you a basic guide as to what your expectations should be and the kind of standards we at Pain Stop believe anyone should be able to rely on as a pain-management patient.
TMJ (temporomandibular joint and muscle disorder) is more common than you think. According to William De Vizio, DMD, more than 10 million Americans are afflicted with TMJ. It is experienced most often by women who are in their 20s or 30s, though it can affect anyone.
Today is part 3 of our 3-part strengthening exercise series, and this week is focusing on upper back and neck pain. These fast and easy strengthening exercises can help prevent or lessen chronic upper-back and neck pain if done regularly. Always remember to talk to your pain doctor before starting any exercise program. Please pass this along to your friends or family who are suffering with chronic upper back pain!
Here is part two of our 3-part strengthening exercise series. These strengthening exercises will help anyone with bad posture begin to correct it by strengthening the muscles you need for better posture…which leads to overall better health and less pain! If you or someone you know has bad posture, it could be causing neck and back pain as well as headaches. There are so many reasons to practice better posture, and these exercises will help you start and maintain. Please pass this along to anyone you know who has bad posture that’ is causing neck and back pain!
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!
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?
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.