When a patient walks into a pain management clinic for the first time, it is natural to be unsure of what to expect. You may have certain ideas from what you have heard from other patients, or advertisements you have seen online or on TV. But in this vlog today, we want to give you a basic guide as to what your expectations should be and the kind of standards we at Pain Stop believe anyone should be able to rely on as a pain-management patient.
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Here is part two of our 3-part strengthening exercise series. These strengthening exercises will help anyone with bad posture begin to correct it by strengthening the muscles you need for better posture…which leads to overall better health and less pain! If you or someone you know has bad posture, it could be causing neck and back pain as well as headaches. There are so many reasons to practice better posture, and these exercises will help you start and maintain. Please pass this along to anyone you know who has bad posture that’ is causing neck and back pain!
We at Pain Stop Clinics are always encouraging our patients to do at-home, specific exercises and stretches that will greatly effect pain treatment programs and promote long-term results. So we have put together a strengthening exercise series for you, and over the next three weeks we’ll be releasing a new video every Thursday. Dr. Mike starts us off today with three exercises for your lower back – these strenghtening exercises can help prevent or lessen chronic lower-back pain. Remember to always talk to your pain doctor before starting any exercise program.
Please pass this along to your friends or family who are suffering with chronic lower back pain!
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.
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!
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.
Happy New Year! Pain Stop wants 2014 to be the healthiest and most pain-free year it can be for you, so Dr. Erin Waychoff, CEO of Pain Stop Clinics, put together this list of the top habits that will help you feel your best this year. Our list may surprise you…