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!
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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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Diets 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.
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.
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.