We treat a variety of conditions.

How Much Does Exercise Reduce Pain?

2018-01-18T16:31:00+00:00 November 20th, 2017|Conditions, Health & Wellness, Pain Management, Therapy|

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome encourages a sedentary lifestyle, but recent research suggests that curling up in bed waiting for your aches to disappear could make your condition worse. Exercise not only improves lower back pain symptoms, but reduces your odds of ever developing the problem in the first place. Positive Effects of Exercise on Back [...]

Opioids Rarely Help Bodily Pain: A New Pain Assessment

2018-01-23T14:59:56+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Conditions, Pain Management|

Pain rating scales have become a medical standard for excellent reason: They give doctors important information about changing symptoms and have led to better outcomes in clinical trials. The pain intensity numeric scale (PI-NRS) and patient’s global impression of change (PGIC) contribute to better care but bring a heavy dose of subjectivity to the consulting room. [...]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Myths vs Facts

2018-01-12T21:54:24+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Conditions, Other|

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the result of a compressed median nerve in the wrist. It causes pain, numbness, or tingling in the thumb, index, middle, and ring fingers that usually worsens at night. Myth One: Work-Related Stress Causes CTS Correlation and causation are distinct, and while repetitive strain is associated with CTS, experts think it’s [...]

How Can Physio Therapy Help Manage My Fibromyalgia Pain?

2018-01-25T11:24:58+00:00 October 23rd, 2015|Conditions, Pain Management|

Fibromyalgia is second only to osteoarthritis for causing achiness and whole body pain. The pain is musculoskeletal, and can often be accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory, and mood changes. Fibromyalgia is a condition which amplifies painful sensations which affect the way your brain processes pain signals. Symptoms of fibromyalgia can pop up following an infection, [...]

5 Effective Solutions For Your Sciatic Pain

2018-01-25T11:29:30+00:00 May 29th, 2015|Arms and Legs, Conditions, Pain Management|

Sciatica is pain in the buttocks and legs arising from impingement of the sciatic nerve in the lumbar spine. The sciatic nerve runs all the way to the feet and is usually accompanied by back pain at the site of compression. Sciatic nerve pain is a type of radiculopathy. It “can be intolerable," according to Dartmouth College physical therapist Birgit Ruppert. "Some people liken it to the nerve pain you experience if you have a toothache." When searching for sciatica treatment, Phoenix residents can benefit from several safe and effective approaches.

Have Knee Pain Walking The Stairs? Here’s What It Could Mean

2018-01-23T12:15:31+00:00 May 29th, 2015|Arms and Legs, Conditions, Pain Management|

If you’re going to the 38th floor of a high-rise, no one is going to expect you to take the stairs. But if you choose the elevator to get to the second floor as a pain management tactic, it could be an early indicator of osteoarthritis (OA), according to a study from the University of Leeds. Taking a closer look at this study can help us to better understand the knee pain Phoenix residents experience.

Stop Grinding! 3 Pain-Related Problems Caused by Teeth-Grinding

2018-01-30T20:28:09+00:00 September 3rd, 2014|Conditions, Pain Management, Video|

Bruxism is a health condition in which a person grinds or clenches their teeth. The root cause of the disorder is unknown, but it seems to often be connected to heightened stress. This practice involves any type of aggressive interaction between one’s teeth, whether the action forces the teeth against one another or involves the sustained, noiseless practice of clenching.