Understanding pain and its causes is important in dealing with such problem. Here at Arizona Pain and Spine Institute, we want our clients or would-be clients to have a better grasp of the many kinds of pain and its causes. We want to share our knowledge regarding the spine and several conditions and syndromes that might lead to uncomfortable and unbearable pain. This is our way of giving back to our dear clients.
We do this by writing articles which we hope people can learn from. We offer insights in dealing with the pain and understanding certain conditions, particularly those involving the spine, through our blogs. Check out our blogs and articles here. Learn more and enjoy reading.
A common complaint from individuals who have chronic pain is that it moves from one area of the body to another. This said, it becomes difficult in these situations to determine where the pain originated and what may be its cause. In instances where back pain is the main culprit, these discomfort most commonly radiates …Read More
Platelets are critical in healing the body. Made within bone marrow, platelets help create clots that form scabs over wounds and ward off outside bacteria. In recent years, science has used this principle to develop injections with high concentrations of platelets to treat a variety of conditions from arthritic pain to hair loss. This concentration …Read More
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a regenerative treatment that is being used for a variety of conditions. It involves using one’s blood to create a heavily-concentrated solution of platelets that is injected back into the body. The process has proven to be effective in decreasing the length of time needed for the body to naturally recover. …Read More
A stiff neck can make it painful to move your head, and the shooting pain can also move down your back. Most commonly, neck stiffness occurs when there is injury to or overuse of the neck’s muscles, ligaments, tendons, and/or bones. There are times, however, when a stiff neck is associated with a serious health …Read More
Approximately 80% of adults experience back pain during their lives. Sciatica is a form that impacts up to 40% of people and becomes more common as we age. Located in the lower back, the sciatic nerve is the largest in the body. What are the best ways to prevent sciatica? Understanding Sciatica Pressure on the …Read More
Contrary to popular belief, sciatica is not a condition. It’s a symptom that causes radiating back pain as well as upper leg pain. Most cases of sciatica are caused by a compressed nerve in the lower body. It can be difficult to diagnose because some patients experience numbness and tingling in their legs as well, …Read More
What is Fibromyalgia? “Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues” (https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/fibromyalgia/symptoms-causes/syc-20354780). It’s widely believed that fibromyalgia increases pain by impacting the pain signals that are sent from the brain. Fibromyalgia is more likely to occur in women than men and can start after a traumatic …Read More
Squats are an incredibly common and useful exercise that almost anyone can perform. They are extremely beneficial when done correctly. However, if you have existing back pain issue or find that you can’t execute squats without back pain some additional work may be needed. One of the biggest setbacks in people’s exercise regimens is injury …Read More
Neck pain can be caused by a host of reasons some big and some small. If you find your neck pain is reoccurring and not getting any better, we recommend you visit your medical professional. Ultimately, the best way to deal with neck pain is to find the root cause and eliminate it entirely. That …Read More
SciaticaThe sciatic nerve is the largest in the body and when it gets irritated, it can cause debilitating pain. Sciatic nerve pain can is usually characterized by radiating pain or tingling in the back into the hips and glutes which can extend all the way down to the leg and foot. Knowing what causes sciatica …Read More
According to research cited by the American Chiropractic Association, nearly ⅓ of all working Americans complain of back pain. Many of their daily activities include bodily strain at work (due to either physical labor or large amounts of time sitting at a desk), as well as a lack of proper attention to health. Considering these …Read More
Your spine when functioning properly, holds you upright, supports your body and gives you the flexibility to move through your daily activities. However, when you experience discomfort or pain in your spine, it can be debilitating to the point of being unable to get out of bed. The Basics Lumbar degenerative disc disease is a …Read More