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When you have a stiff back, completing a simple task can also be difficult. It is natural for you to find out what is the cause so that you can get the right treatment to alleviate your back pain.

In order to help you in the journey of your pain-relief, check out these top reasons of having a stiff back.

The stiffness in your back can be due to facet joint osteoarthritis - When your back stiffness is in its worst state in the morning and late evening, there may be a possibility that you are ailing from facet joint osteoarthritis. It can cause stiffness in your back leading to the breakdown of

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Your life can be highly impacted when you suffer from chronic back pain. Not only does your career and social life get affected, your hobbies and family also tend to take a back seat. However, when you become an informed patient, you can cope up with the pain in a better manner.

Keeping that benefit in mind, some lesser known but important insights into your back pain that are mentioned below should help you when you start your treatment.

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Even if people suffer from chronic back pain, there are very few who would like to undergo a surgery unless it is absolutely necessary. Though some conditions can be cured only with a surgery, the majority of patients will prefer to go for conservative care and preventive measures. You should consult a physician for knowing the exact back condition. So, here are some top tips to keep your back healthy.

Undergo Physical Therapy to Prevent Muscle Stiffness

It is very similar to exercising in the sense that both these activities promote the development of muscles. However, the difference is that physical therapy can control your problem areas such as the back. The activity is excellent for conditions such as sciatica pain or bulging discs since it helps to relieve pressure or compression in the affected area. You need to consult your physician about the exact physical therapies that should be done for your back condition. Do not just practice them when you are in the clinic. These low-impact exercises should be done every day.

Exercise Regularly for Blood Circulation and Atrophy Prevention

Many people feel that restricting certain activities and taking rest are some of the most appropriate measures to reduce their back pain. Though these techniques can prevent you from over stressing your back, exercises, if done under expert guidance, can make the affected muscle groups and structures stronger. Moreover, exercise can help to improve the blood circulation and deliver more oxygenated blood in the affected area. However, if you feel that your spine is getting exhausted after the normal exercise, you can opt for aqua aerobics to reduce pressure on the back.

Change Diet and Attempt to Lose Weight for Back Benefits

When you have a proper and healthy diet regularly, the health of your back can get improved. Food items that are rich in fat or sugar or junk food can lead to inflammation of the spine. This can further cause compression or pain in the affected spine. When your diet is healthy, you can also maintain a proportionate weight that makes sure you are not overstressing your back.

When to Seek Spinal Manipulation

Is the pain in your back due to an alignment issue? If that is the case, spinal manipulation or chiropractic can be useful for your spine realignment and to avoid a surgery. However, this technique is not useful if you have a muscle tear or a spinal fracture. But if it an issue of disc alignment or a pinched nerve, an expert professional may do wonders.

Last Resort: Joint Pain Injections

Contrary to some of the other options mentioned here, this is something you would not be able to do on your own to improve your back condition. Nevertheless, joint pain injections can be quite useful to calm your pain due to a compressed or irritated nerve. Since there are different types of injections that are available, you must approach a reputed spine specialist to exactly determine the cause of your back pain before going ahead with a particular injection. While injections may not offer complete relief, there are some that can give you long-term or short-term relief based on the exact cause of your back pain.

Phoenix Family Medical Clinic has five board-certified locations throughout metro Phoenix. We are well-prepared to help you assess and treat your back for chronic back pain or periodic muscle strains. Learn more about our providers today.

When you are familiar with the probable reasons for your back pain, you can give a better communication with your physician. That will, in turn, lead to quicker recovery and faster diagnosis. Check out some of the most unexpected causes of back pains that can interfere with your healthy living.

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Phoenix Family Medical Clinic continues to grow with more clinics Valley-wide. We now have a clinic within close driving distance for East Valley and South Phoenix residents. To help accommodate the growing patient base, we opened the Laveen clinic in South Phoenix in September 2015. Today, this location is one of our fastest-growing clinics, has low wait times, and accepts walk-in patients.

Directions to Laveen Family Medical Clinic

Our clinic in Laveen can be found at the corner of 35th Avenue and Baseline Road. The area is surrounded by several new home communities, and this area is quickly growing. If you work in downtown Phoenix or in the West Valley, we are on your way home, just minutes south of the I-10.

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Are you one of those innumerable people suffering from chronic back pain? If yes, New Year is the ideal time for making some changes in your lifestyle so that your back pain can be controlled.

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Winters come packed with fun and holidays. It is also the time of the year when we are most susceptible to cold, flu, and dehydration. Thus, planning a food chart that packs in all the goodness that will replenish our bodies and keep us fit and immune is indispensible. Here are some nutrition and lifestyle tips for winter that can help you stay healthy, warm, and hydrated.


Soup can be a perfect meal all by itself. Soups pack in the nutrition in the stock of the ingredients it has been prepared with. The water content is a great way to stay hydrated, too. The warm liquid washing down the throat also helps soothe sore throats during cold winters. You can use any good soup mix that are available in the market, for the base and add some vegetables and lentils of your liking to turn it in to a yummy broth. Chicken soup especially is known for its restorative powers and soup in general is a super food when it comes to boost your immune system.

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Arthritis is extremely common among the elderly, but is also prevalent among adults and children as well, During the years 2010-2012, about 50 percent of the people above 65 years of age and older were diagnosed with some form of arthritis in their joints. There are over 100 different types of arthritis and knowing the right type is of utmost importance to carry out proper treatment and care.

Understanding Arthritis

Arthritis is referred to any pain that is caused due to inflammation in the joints. Arthritis, though a common occurrence among the elderly can be found in people of any age, race and gender. It is considered a cause of disability and one of the leading causes of disability in the US.

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There are ample opportunities provided during the holiday season for improving your health. However, it can also aggravate feelings of despair and frustration that are usually part of handling your chronic back pain.

While the assurance of a stress-free holiday cannot be given by anyone, check out these helpful tips on ways of handling this particular season when you have acute back pain.

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When you are looking for a medical clinic in the Metro Phoenix area, many questions come up in the search and enrollment process. More often than not, your search is limited to providers that work with your insurance plan. Other factors that influence your decision likely include the following:

  • Proximity to your home, school and workplace
  • Family doctor services available
  • Referral procedures
  • Affiliated local urgent care clinics/hospitals for emergencies
  • Here at Phoenix Family Medical Clinic, our family doctors and support staff understand that as a new patient, you have many questions.

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    One of the key reasons for many people to visit a doctor is a persistent back pain. While for many this pain may disappear on its own, the usual recovery time for several affected people is about a week or a fortnight. The usual tendency for the patients is to rest in their beds if their back troubles them. In the past, it was a common advice to get bed rest to alleviate the pain. However, currently, many studies suggest minimum bed rest and also warn that resting in bed for more than two days may delay the process of your recovery rather than reducing it.

    Your back has several muscles that function together around the lower back for providing the necessary support and helping in different kinds of movements. Some of them are your oblique, flexor and extensor muscles, In case any of these muscles in your lower back gets injured, taking rest for a few days can be helpful in healing.

    But taking rest for more than 48 hours may

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    Back pain can be quite a traumatic experience at times for many, However, the good news is that it is possible to keep your back healthy and in right shape,

    Check out these tips for keeping your back healthy, so that you do not suffer from back pain or back injury.

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    Well Woman Exam Consultation with Family Doctor

    Being a mom in today’s healthcare world is quite overwhelming. First, you have a pediatrician for your kids, an OB/GYN for your own needs, and elderly parents may have a variety of different specialists, each with their own separate office and billing policies. What if it could be easier? What if you could replace most of your family’s doctors at one location? Phoenix Family Medical Clinic strives to be your one-stop clinic for a variety of health care services. We want to help you replace many of the wellness checks done at “specialty” doctor offices with a wide variety of services available at any of our five clinics.

    In the hustle of your day-to-day routine, your own personal health can suffer. Many women forego a wellness exam for themselves in favor of scheduling appointments for the kids and juggling busy schedules. Everyone over the age of 18 should have

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    Many young athletes face knee related problems which is actually a common problem and is the consequence of overuse and acute injuries. Today, knee braces are being used to cure different kinds of knee injuries. They are often recommended also as a preventive measure to combat knee injuries, The aim of a knee brace is to

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    Older Woman Gets Physical Therapy ofr Knee Pain

    It has been observed quite often that older people suffer more from knee pain and yet if you are one of them, you need not worry. Some changes in your lifestyle can go a long way in reducing your knee pain.


    Moreover, many studies have proved that middle-aged and older women complain more of knee pain than their younger counterparts. A study recently conducted came out with a finding that more than two-thirds of women who are aged fifty and older have experienced some sort of a knee pain, either intermittent, chronic or even once.

    The finding also claimed

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    Many of you must be aware that people who are actively involved in some kind of recreational activities or sports are more vulnerable to knee injuries than people in other professions. But most of you may not know that as compared to male athletes, their female counterparts’ face greater peril with respect to knee injuries in sports such as hockey, lacrosse, basketball and soccer.

    There are many studies that have claimed that females are more exposed more to the threat of knee related injuries. One of these studies suggested that

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    Today there are millions of people all over the world who have to undergo surgery for their knee replacement. In the United States alone, there are more than six hundred thousand of people who go through this particular surgery. But despite the increasing popularity of the knee replacement surgery, there are many people who have certain misconceptions related to this procedure and recovery. Check out some of the top myths related to knee replacement surgeries.

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    Discover the Convenience of Our Extended Clinic Hours in Surprise and South Phoenix, AZ

    Phoenix Family Medical has made some changes to two of our key locations. Our Surprise clinic and our South Phoenix clinic in Laveen, AZ will both be open longer to accommodate both West Valley and South Phoenix residents. This will provide our patients with access to medical care during extended hours.

    Our Laveen clinic is the newest addition to our network of Phoenix medical centers. Here you will find the same outstanding level of care and patient services as our pre-existing locations. At this location, we now provide the following services:

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    Runner’s knee can be a real painful condition for people who are affected by the ailment. But what is it actually? Its medical term is Patellofemoral pain syndrome and is the most widely found running conditions among the known ones. When a person suffers from a runner’s knee, he or she experiences a dull pain near the top or behind the kneecap.


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    There are many people around the world who have suffered from some form of knee injuries at some point in their lives. While in a majority of scenarios, body movements may not be the actual reason for a knee injury. Rather, knee problems could occur due to injuries, excessive stress or regular wear and tear. People are also known to suffer from knee injuries or knee related problems while indulging in recreational activities or sports or even while undertaking certain projects at home.

    Did you know that among the various joints in your body, you knee is the largest one? If you are aging, into active sports or other forms of recreational activities or suffering from conditions such as arthritis, there is a greater likelihood of facing knee related problems.

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