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The Best Pillow and Mattress Choice for Neck and Back Pain

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If you or someone you love wakes up with neck stiffness or pain, or lower back pain, you may need a new pillow or mattress. But there are so many choices – how do you know which one is the right one for your specific neck or back? Below, Dr. Thomas Morgan of Pain Stop Avondale Clinic discusses what the best pillow choice is for neck pain sufferers and those with Forward Head Posture, and the best type of mattress to buy for lower back pain. If you’re looking for the perfect meaningful gift idea this holiday season, you might consider a new mattress or pillow – or tell Santa it’s on your list!

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Trigger Point Injection – Best Practices for Pain Management

One major trend in current healthcare is multidiciplinary or multimodal medicine. A practice that utilizes a multidiciplinary perspective draws on the research and principles of numerous medical specialties, for a stronger unified whole. Experts in the field of pain management, perhaps more than any other specialty, have embraced this approach to optimize patient success. For us, a technique such as trigger point therapy is seen as one piece of treatment.

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How does your diet affect arthritis pain?

Many health disorders in the United States are caused by excessive inflammation. Changing the way that we eat so that what we consume is anti-inflammatory can help counteract the joint pain associated with arthritis . Below are six common foods that you can reduce so that you aren’t accidentally increasing your pain with certain elements of your diet.

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5 Ways to Make The Holidays Less Painful

christmasfood5Diets to fight inflammation are great approaches to reduce arthritis pain, but it’s not always easy to stick to a diet plan during the holidays. Of course that’s frustrating: we don’t want to be wincing as we are trying to enjoy our time with loved ones and celebrate with friends at New Year’s Eve parties. What are the best ways to stick to the plan? Below are five techniques to help keep you on track.

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Best Daily Habits for Proper Posture

If you sit at a computer desk all day, if you suffer from frequent upper back and neck pain, stiffness in neck or back, headaches and migraines, you may have Forward Head Posture/Forward Head Syndrome. Here, one of our Pain Stop experts Dr. Kristy Morgan of the Pain Stop Metro Clinic demonstrates the best practices for correct posture for sitting at a computer, and standing. Following these steps can help to avoid the symptoms of Forward Head Posture or help correct the problem.

Three Step Guide To Reducing Peripheral Neuropathy & Improving Quality of Life

Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is nerve pain that you feel at the far ends of your extremities, your hands and feet. It is often associated with diabetes; in fact, peripheral neuropathy accompanies diabetes in approximately 2/3 of cases. The pain differs in the way that it manifests, but it is often felt as a sense of burning or numbness. Regardless of the specific sensations that accompany it, neuropathic pain tends to be excruciating, making it difficult to participate in day-to-day activities and even sleep properly. This three-step guide is designed to help reduce the pain so that you are able to enjoy your life without constant physical interruptions.

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7 Tips for a Safer, Healthier and Happier Halloween

We see patients come in every year who are suffering from increased pain symptoms or even injury on November 1st. Here are some basic tips to keep your Halloween pain-free and safe. You and your family will all enjoy the day and the evening a lot more if you feel great while making wonderful memories!

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The 5 Common Pain Myths

commonpainmythsBe careful not to fall for any of the common chronic pain myths. These so-called “facts” can undermine your pain management plan before it ever gets off the ground. How? They convince you that your chronic pain is in the driver’s seat and that there’s little you can do about your aches and pains. The solution: Clear your mind of any mistaken beliefs you’ve adopted, starting with these myths:

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