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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
Dr. Mike Seifried demonstrates correct form for fast and simple lower back stretches we encourage our patients to do daily. Making a daily habit of these stretches should increase mobility and decrease stiffness and pain. These stretches should take you less than 5 minutes a day! Remember to always check with your pain physician or chiropractor before starting a new workout or stretch regimen.