What is this “sugar water” injection? | Prolotherapy - bottles with Dextrose syrup

20 May Prolotherapy 101: What is this “sugar water” injection that everyone is talking about? And how can it help with healing and pain?

Prolotherapy has been around since the 1930s when Dr. Earl Gedney, an osteopathic physician, developed a technique to heal his own injured ligaments when he hyperextended his thumb on closing surgical doors.1 However, in the 1950s Dr. George Hackett named the technique, prolotherapy, after observing...

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Low Back Pain in Mesa - person rubbing neck

23 Oct Can Texting Cause Pain?

If you are an adult in the United States, chances are that you are spending more than 10 hours per day staring at a screen. This includes the time we spend each day focused on our smartphones, computers, tablets and in front of the television....

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Opioid Epidemic | Chronic Pain in Arizona - graphic of different types of pills

01 May What’s Up with Opioids?

By now I’m sure you’ve heard about the “opioid epidemic” and some of the concerns about prescribing opiods for chronic pain. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at these issues to understand the importance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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Are NSAIDS Safe? - strips of pills

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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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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