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Turmeric Is it the Wonder Drug for Arthritis?

14 Sep Turmeric… Is it the Wonder Drug for Arthritis?

Last month I discussed that NSAIDs substantially increase the risk of myocardial infarction with immediate use. Given that NSAIDs are also known to have harmful effects on the gastrointestinal system (think bleeding and ulcers), there is a strong impetus to identify other treatment options that...

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Herniated Disc Mesa & Phoenix

31 Aug New Expansion in Mesa

We Treat Back Pain, Neck Pain, Herniated Disc and more In Mesa, AZ We at Desert Spine and Sports Physicians are pleased to announce our new and expanded location in Mesa, Arizona.  We are passionate about providing world-class patient care, and at the moment we are...

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Are NSAIDS Safe?

31 Jul Are NSAIDS Safe?

Most doctors and patients remember the story about Vioxx (Rofecoxib). This NSAID was approved by the FDA in 1999 and was expected to be superior to all other NSAIDS due to fewer problems in the GI system (think less ulcers), but five years after its...

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back pain, pain, low back

07 Jul How to Alleviate Low Back Pain

Being able to run, dance, jump or just doing daily routine without pain is a powerful thing. When you have sharp pain in your low back, throbbing pain or a dull ache, it can drastically hinder your day. You never realize how much your back...

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16 Jun Epidural Steroid Injections

What is the epidural space and why is an epidural steroid injection helpful? The epidural space is the space outside the dural membrane which covers the spinal cord and nerve roots. Nerves travel through the epidural space from your spine into your arms and legs. Things...

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