Blog

13
Aug

The Surprising Link Between Posture & Mood

Sit up straight! Don’t slouch! Perhaps you have heard these mantras before in your life and likely rolled your eyes as it was being said. While you may have thought someone was just forcing you to be proper, the surprising thing is that your posture can dictate your mood and vice versa. Now, there’s even scientific evidence to back up
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25
Jun

Wrist Pain Management

Wrist pain can be caused by a number of different ailments, ranging from an injury to chronic medical conditions. Not only can continued wrist pain impact your ability to earn a living, it can also dramatically reduce your quality of life. Sometimes wrist pain seems more annoying than serious, but it should not be ignored for long. If you’ve been
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11
Jun

Disc Displacement

What is Disc Displacement? When it comes to back pain, there are many causes. A very common cause is disc displacement and radiculopathy (or pinched nerve). Back pain can be a nightmare and can last a very long time. If you are unfortunately dealing with chronic back pain, you know firsthand the difficulties and challenges it creates. In the back,
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21
May

Best Swimming Workout

Did you know that you can burn a bunch of calories this summer in the pool, without even swimming one lap? The pool is the place to be this summer, and many people can’t wait to dive right in. When it comes to using the pool as a vehicle for exercise, many people do get bored easily after just swimming
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8
May

Beating the Summer Joint Pain Heat

With the summer heat just around the corner (if you’re not already feeling it), you might be noticing a change in your joints. Across the United States, the heat is rising, but not many places get as hot as Phoenix does. We can always anticipate hot summer days and barely a blink of relief at night. Weather seems to have

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26
Apr

Medication Management

At Summa Pain Care Centers in Arizona, we pride ourselves on working to reduce the painkiller addiction that is a major problem occuring throughout the United States. Our approach to chronic pain management is finding the source of pain and working to correct that, instead of throwing pills at it. Some people might be afraid of this approach, but we
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16
Apr

Tips for keeping knees pain free

Knee pain is very common as you age. Keeping all your joints healthy throughout your life is very important, and your knees are no exception. There are plenty of things you can do to keep your knees stable and strong, no matter how many years they have on them. Keeping pain at bay is very important as you age. Your
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16
Mar

Electrodiagnostic Testing

A commonly used technique to test the function of nerves and muscles is referred to as electrodiagnostic testing. This type of study is often ordered by a physician to find the cause or root of back or neck pain, numbness, tingling or loss of strength. From this study, a diagnosis can be made such as “pinched nerves” (radiculopathies), peripheral nerve
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8
Mar

Chronic Pain in Chandler

Addressing chronic pain in Chandler, Arizona brings upon its own unique approach and challenges. With pain medication over prescribing and overdosing running rampant all across the United States, you might be learning that new courses of action are taking place. We’re seeing trends that include little to no pain medication therapy. Pain medication only masks the pain, so we work
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7
Feb

Abdominal Migraines

When you think of migraines, you might imagine the most awful and excruciating pain in your head. You might also imagine nausea, coupled with sensitivity to light and sound. If you’ve had a migraine, you know how intense and crippling they can become. However, did you know there is also a condition called abdominal migraines that mostly affects young children?
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