Pain Relief Blog

Pain Relief Blog 2018-01-17T12:23:24+00:00

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.

Do You Have a Painful Job?

What professions bring about the most long-term pain symptoms? How can you prevent pain? Complex Regional Pain Syndrome has a detrimental effect not just on personal lives but on the workplace as well. According to a report published by the American Complex Regional Pain Syndrome 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.

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.

Would My Condition Make Me a Good Candidate for physical therapy?

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 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 [...]

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!

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.

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 Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, 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.

How does your diet affect headaches?

What you eat can play a huge role in the amount of headaches you have (headache frequency) and the severity of pain you experience (headache intensity). That is true both with migraines (vascular constriction and dilation) and other types of headaches (vascular constriction). Lifestyle choices and other, often environmental, factors that tend to be a direct cause of individual headache attacks are called triggers. Dietary triggers are extraordinarily common.

Three Easy Neck Stretches That Reduce Pain

Following these fast and simple neck stretches every day 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 [...]

Is Your Pain Linked to an Allergy?

other health problems from allergies Many people suffer from allergies. In the United States, 50 million individuals have them. That’s about 1 out of every 6 people! It’s the fifth most common in the United States, and it’s become increasingly widespread over the last 30 years throughout virtually all demographic groups. And believe it or not, many patients that come to us in pain seeking pain management treatments are actually diagnosed and treated for an allergy.