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Women and Chronic Pain: Life on Your Terms

Fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, spinal and pelvic disorders—they’re a few of the medical conditions many women face, all of which can lead to chronic pain. Pain is considered chronic when it persists longer than three to six months and essentially becomes imprinted on the nervous system. “In neuroscientific terms, pain […]

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Don’t Let Chronic Pain Define You

If you are one of the millions of people in this country who struggle with chronic pain, you know firsthand how it can hinder your quality of life. You may have explored just about everything in an attempt to cope with your pain – injections, medications, chiropractic care, surgery – […]

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Chronic Pain: How to Treat it, Not Just Manage it

Aching, throbbing, excruciating and relentless—chronic pain can be all of those and still difficult to describe for people experiencing it. “I compare chronic pain to a snowball that grows bigger as it rolls downhill,” said Cheryl Van Demark, PT, C-IAYT, Physical Rehabilitation Services, Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC). […]

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Ultrasound-Guided Lavage for Calcific Tendinitis of the Shoulder: A Less Invasive Option for Shoulder Pain

Injuries, normal wear-and-tear, overuse from repetitive sports, or even sleeping incorrectly at night can all cause shoulder pain. Conservative methods for shoulder tendonitis treatment and other shoulder pain can decrease the potential need for future surgery and a long recovery. Drug therapies such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS) as well […]

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