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 [...]
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 [...]
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? 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.
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.
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.