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The degree or the frequency of back pain may vary from individual to individual. While some people may feel mild back pain, others may find it too severe to do their routine work while the pain persists. There are various reasons why you may be vulnerable to back pain. Some such causes are mentioned below:

 

Back pain due to injuries

Often a person ails from injuries or back related problems due to

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One of the most common medical complaints across the world today is none other than back pain. The ailment is also one of the major reasons why many people miss work and try to get rest. There are different reasons why you may suffer from back pain. Most probably, the real reason is a mechanical one. Now, that means that the cause of a back pain is a trauma due to your spine getting strained all of a sudden. However, you should also note that your back pain may be also due to a more severe condition which is medically termed as ankylosing spondylitis.

Contrary to other types of back pain, the cause of AS, or ankylosing spondylitis, is not a sudden trauma in your spine. In fact, this is

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There are many women who suffer from back pain during their periods. While for some it can be a mild pain, for others the pain can be severe.

If you are one of these women and suffer from the same condition, have you ever pondered why such a pain occurs immediately before the menstrual cycle or while the period is going on?

Do you experience such pain even after your period gets over?

When a woman or a girl is having her menstrual cycle, back pain or cramp in the abdomen can be experienced; such a condition is known as Dysmenorrhea in medical terms.

This condition of abdominal cramping and/or back pain is medically termed Dysmenorrhea. This ailment causes lower or upper back pain when a woman is having her period.

Though, such a pain can be severe, it is not to be worried about too much and goes away just some days after occurring.  But although it is not a serious issue, the condition can be quite painful and women who suffer from such a back pain usually look for cure or a treatment.

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Boy Being Silly during Sports Physical with Family Doctor

This back-to-school season, our health clinics throughout Phoenix, AZ are offering students an amazing deal on sports physicals. For only $20, you get a complete physical evaluation, so bring your athletic release forms for cheerleading, band, dance, sports, and other physically active extracurricular programs. This will let you participate in your club or sport for the entire year.

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Some studies have indicated that even if any correlation does exist between your back pain and body posture, it is quite a weak one. On the other hand there are there are some other studies that have indicated that factors such as smoking, excessive stress, educational level, job satisfaction and exercise are correlated to low back pain. Even though there is some relationship between bad posture and back pain, it should not be a causal link. In many cases pain is the reason to have a bad posture and the reverse is not correct.

If bad posture does cause back pain, there is a solid reason to infer that correction of that posture is possible. However, here are some of the arguments to point out that there is no link between posture and pain.

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Addressing Lower Back Pain at Phoenix Family Clinic

If you are one of those innumerable people who suffer from pain in their lower back, you will definitely know the effects and the problems that are associated with such pains. But such pains can affect you in several ways. Moreover how your life has got affected, also depends on the severity or degree of your back pain.

It is quite helpful to know some of those areas that get affected due to your lower back pain before they can endanger your way of leading life. Such knowledge will be also helpful for minimizing, preventing and protecting you from these effects in the future days.

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When prospective employees look for a job, they focus on the job description, company and skills required. They often can forget that the employer may require health screening tests to determine ability to perform in the position and work environment. Here are some types of medical tests that will impact your employment screening.

Drug Testing from Blood, Urine or Other Specimen

This is the most common type of employment screening. Employers often test for alcohol and drug use, like opiates, benzos and recreational/illegal drugs. As a background screening test, it helps employers determine an individual’s personal responsibility. When requested at random,

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American Pregnancy Association has come out with a finding that about 50 to 70% of pregnant women may have back pain at some stage of their pregnancy. However, simply because it is a common phenomena does not mean that you take it for granted and do not worry about it all.

Here are some of the easy remedies that will help your body be comfortable when your baby is growing inside you.

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Chronic pain is any pain that lasts for over a few months. There are some forms of chronic pains that are not curable at all. However, one can still find relief after undergoing treatment.

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There is no saying when a medical emergency might occur. They are unexpected incidents and they are often traumatizing.

When you or your family members need urgent medical attention, that is not the time to look for a doctor to attend to the issue. It may also exasperate you to explain your medical history to multiple doctors. That is why you need a family physician.

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Our Phoenix Walk-In Clinic Doctors Can Be Your Next Family Provider

When you are in the market for a new doctor, there are questions you should ask to make sure it’s the right move for you and your family. Many families that look for new doctors in the Phoenix area are required to do so as part of changing insurance providers. Few medical providers in Arizona offer patients the ability to have a sneak peek of their clinic before the onboarding process. Becoming a new patient often involves lengthy forms and being on a waiting list for the initial visit.

That is how Phoenix Family Medical Clinic is different. We are a walk-in clinic that accepts many insurance plans as well as uninsured patients. We do not hold you to a contract or a lengthy new-patient waiting list. You can try out our five clinics throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area and conveniently see a doctor near you. If you like what you see, we would love to have you as part of our patient list! If you are in the market for a new family provider, here are some questions you should ask to make the right move.

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As the old adage goes, prevention is better than cure, regular health checkups are extremely important for our fair health and well-being. A standard health checkup comprises of a measurement of your vital stats like blood pressure and pulse rate, followed by a series of tests if the doctor deems it necessary. However, with a busy schedule and the high expenses of health services, most of the people tend to avoid regular checkups altogether. We are listing a few of the benefits of getting regular health checkups that would tremendously contribute in improving the quality of your life.

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Though early symptoms and signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis can be easily mimicked by several other diseases, there are certain signs and symptoms that are typical characteristics of RA or Rheumatoid Arthritis.

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Strokes are a leading cause of death in the U.S. In fact, 25 percent of all Americans are killed by a stroke every four minutes. Unlike a heart attack, strokes are a silent and sometimes undetected occurrence. They can cause disorientation, weakness, facial deformities, and speech impediments. Strokes can be caused by genetic and environmental factors, but they can occur without any warning symptoms. This is why it is so important to be stroke aware. Our Phoenix medical offices put together this guide to understanding strokes, what to do if you think a loved one is experiencing a stroke, and six conditions to monitor to reduce your own risk of having a stroke.

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Have you noticed that you've started experiencing knee pain while going down the stairs? If it is so, chances are that you are having a problem with your patella or knee cap and the way it moves.

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You can do several things to reduce your joint and knee pain irrespective of whether it is due to arthritis that you have had for several years or due to a recent injury. Here are some simple dos and don’ts for keeping your joint and knee pain at bay.

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The medical terminology for Runner’s knee is Patellofemoral pain syndrome. According to a recent study, it is the most common form of running ailment and is known to be accountable for about 16.5 percent of the injuries.

Runner’s knee is featured by a dull pain that occurs either around or behind the top of the kneecap. Some of the physical activities that can worsen the pain associated with a Runner’s knee are prolonged sitting, descending stairs, running downhill, and squatting. Thus, training can be a tough proposition when you suffer from this ailment.

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There are several patients who have to resort to physical therapy sessions as they suffer from knee pain after their workouts in a gym. Check out some of the ways for avoiding knee pain when you do your work outs at a gym.

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Though the name of the condition may sound foreign, a meniscus tear is a type of knee injury. Your knee is cushioned by a C-shaped and rubbery disc that is known as meniscus. There are two menisci in each of your knees. There is one at your knee’s outer edge and the other at its inner edge. Your knee is kept steady through these menisci as they help to balance body weight evenly across your knee. When a meniscus is torn, your knee may not function properly.

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Hearing a doctor say, “You need a pulmonary function test” can be alarming, but can also provide some much-needed answers. This test can help determine why you’re coughing or having difficulty breathing, opening up the opportunity to get treated. Phoenix Family Medical wants to help you understand why

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