Blog Archive

What Treatments Can Help with My Knee Pain? Aug 1st, 2021

Our knees help us do lots of things, including walk, sit, kneel, and lift. Unfortunately, if they hurt, our normal way of life can come to a grinding halt. The good news is you don’t have to live with knee pain. At Valley Pain Centers, our providers have extensive experience...

5 Ways to Overcome Spine Pain Without Surgery Jun 22nd, 2021

Nearly 65 million Americans experience back pain. And, for 16 million adults — or 8% of the adult population — these symptoms become a persistent, chronic problem. At Valley Pain Centers, our award-winning team relies on cutting-edge, interventional treatments for acute and chronic pain. If you have spine pain, here...

Understanding Your Treatment Options for Migraines May 3rd, 2021

If you’ve ever had a migraine, you know firsthand how debilitating the symptoms can be. These unique headaches can last for hours or days and cause pain so severe it interferes with your daily life. What makes these symptoms even more problematic is that they can occur frequently, even several...

What Can Help Reduce or Eliminate My Joint Pain? Mar 31st, 2021

Joint pain is a common problem. In fact, 23% of American adults live with arthritis symptoms alone. That’s more than 54 million people. However, even though joint pain is common, it can have numerous causes. As a result, there is not a universal therapy to provide relief. That’s because a...

How to Get Relief for Your Sciatica Mar 9th, 2021

Sciatica is a common problem that affects up to 40% of people at some point in their lifetime. Unlike other forms of back pain, this painful condition causes symptoms that radiate from the lower back, through the hips and buttocks, and down into the legs along the sciatic nerve. If...

Can PRP Therapy Help Me? Mar 1st, 2021

Pain is a serious and widespread problem in the United States, with chronic pain alone impacting up to 40% of adults. Unfortunately, this common problem not only restricts mobility and daily life, but it also takes a toll on a person’s physical and emotional health.  The good news is that...

Don’t Start the New Year With Shoulder Pain: We Can Help Jan 28th, 2021

Approximately 67% of Americans develop shoulder pain at some point. That’s because the highly mobile nature of the shoulder joint leaves it vulnerable to injury. But, even though shoulder pain is common, we also have good news. We can treat most types of shoulder pain with conservative or minimally invasive...

Dealing with Pain During the Holiday Season Dec 14th, 2020

There’s a lot to love about the holidays. But, the season can come with added layers of frustration if you live with chronic pain. Fortunately, you don’t have to let your symptoms derail your festivities. At Valley Pain Centers, our team of talented providers specializes in interventional and regenerative pain...

Who Needs Epidural Injections? Nov 10th, 2020

Back pain is an incredibly common problem, affecting approximately 80% of Americans at some point in their lives. In fact, it’s one of the main reasons people visit the doctor each year. However, even though it’s a widespread problem, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution to find relief. That’s because you...

How to Prevent Tech Neck Oct 8th, 2020

It’s probably hard to imagine a time when you weren’t connected instantly with friends, family, and information. Information that once required buildings to contain now fits in devices that can go in your purse or pocket. However, this access can come at a cost. The human body isn’t made to...

What are the Benefits of MUA? (Manipulation Under Anesthesia) Sep 18th, 2020

There are times when chronic pain, surgery, an acute or a long-standing injury can create deep scar-like conditions called adhesions, which may not respond to conservative care and/or exercising and stretching. The providers at Valley Pain Centers offer manipulation under anesthesia (MUA), a technique that uses sedation to relax you, making MUA...

5 Signs Your Headaches Are Actually Migraines Aug 13th, 2020

Many people might not know what’s causing their head pain. All they know is their head hurts and they want relief. However, a number of things can cause head pain, and knowing what those causes are can help you get to the root of the problem and thus get treatment...

How PRP Therapy Can Treat Your Arthritic Joints Jul 2nd, 2020

An estimated 55 million Americans have some form of arthritis, which is an umbrella term for a collection of diseases that affect the joints. Arthritis is generally a progressive and incurable condition. Arthritis may not only cause pain, but it can make sufferers reluctant to move the affected joints. This...

How and Why Men and Women Experience Pain Differently Jun 21st, 2020

Many things are similar in men and women. Both women and men have blood, for example, and they share fundamental anatomical components, such as brains, skeletons, and vital organs. However, research shows that men and women can experience one common component of the human experience very differently: pain. In this...

5 Little-Known Tips for Sleeping with Chronic Pain May 18th, 2020

Chronic pain can make sleeping difficult. And, unfortunately, sleep disorders can aggravate chronic pain. If it sounds like a vicious cycle, it is, and if it’s something you live with, you know firsthand. According to the National Sleep Foundation, only 37% of Americans with chronic pain report sleeping well. The...

Telehealth: Yes, We Can Help You During this COVID-19 Pandemic Apr 20th, 2020

The world has changed in many ways because of the COVID-19 pandemic, even the way we go to the doctor. Should we stay away completely? What constitutes an emergency? Am I risking my health or the health of others by seeking care? These are important questions on the minds of...

How Long Should You Power Through Pain Before Seeking Medical Help? Mar 4th, 2020

There’s no simple answer to the question of how much pain is normal and at what point you should seek medical attention. Powering through pain is often part of “the game,” no matter what your game is. The “no pain, no gain” ethos is common even when you’re conditioning. In...

Anger Can Worsen Chronic Pain Feb 1st, 2020

Chronic pain affects more than one in five American adults, and about 8% have symptoms severe enough to cause a significant impact on their quality of life. This type of pain has been linked to a wide range of physical and mental conditions. Regardless of the underlying reason for your...

The 5 Most Common Running Injuries Jan 1st, 2020

The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon returns to Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe, Arizona, on January 18th and 19th. With five courses and a weekend full of events, there’s something for everyone. While there are many health benefits associated with running, the activity can also lead to various injuries. In this blog,...

Remedying the Impact of Winter Sports on Knees and Back injuries Dec 10th, 2019

The winter sports season is upon us, and so too are winter sports injuries. No matter the sport you participate in, such as snowboarding, skiing, or ice skating, your back and knees can bear the brunt of your winter fun. With a little preparation, though, you can give yourself the...

Why Radiofrequency Ablation May be the Best Solution for Your Chronic Back Pain Nov 4th, 2019

Do you have chronic back pain? Have conservative treatments like non-prescription medication,  physical therapy and chiropractic care been ineffective? You could be a candidate for radiofrequency ablation, a treatment that deals with pain signals from affected nerves at their source.   Radiofrequency ablation (RFA) can be used to help patients...

How to Select the Right Physician For Your Regenerative Medicine Treatment Oct 1st, 2019

It’s never been a better time to explore the latest regenerative medicine techniques, especially if you’re living with chronic pain. But, not all providers of these innovative treatments are created equal.  In this blog, the physicians at Valley Pain Centers have compiled a list of things you should know before...

Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA) Alleviates Pain and Improves Your Range of Motion Sep 1st, 2019

It’s easy to feel like nothing can help if you’re living with chronic pain and limited range of motion. But, even if other treatments have failed in the past, manipulation under anesthesia (MUA) could offer significant relief. In fact, MUA offers success rates of 80-90%. At Valley Pain Centers, our...

Is It Normal to Develop Back Pain As You Get Older? Aug 8th, 2019

As you get older, there are certain things you expect as part of the process. Your memory may not be as sharp, or wrinkles and gray hair may affect your daily grooming routine. Once you pass the age of about 40, occasional back pain may join the litany of complaints...

Is Stress Causing Your Migraines? Jul 28th, 2019

With about 25% of American households including a migraine sufferer, it’s not surprising that this neurological disorder is one of the leading causes of disability. More than 90% of those with migraines are unable to function normally through an episode, and women are three times more affected than men. While...

How Tiger Woods & Rafael Nadal Utilized PRP Therapies to recover from injuries Jun 30th, 2019

HOW TIGER WOODS & RAFAEL NADAL UTILIZED PRP THERAPIES TO RECOVER FROM INJURIES Regenerative therapies in medicine are rapidly increasing in popularity. For several years these treatments have drawn the interest of professional athletes. Athletes utilize a variety of regenerative therapies including platelet rich plasma and stem cell therapies to...

How your office job may be contributing to neck pain and what you can do about it. Apr 11th, 2019

How your office job may be contributing to neck pain, and what you can do about it.   If you’re like many people, you probably spend much of your day sitting at a desk. This sedentary behavior puts you at increased risk for spending prolonged time in poor posture, potentially...

What is PRP and How Does it Work? Mar 27th, 2019

What is PRP and How Does it Work? What is Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)? Platelet Rich Plasma therapy (PRP) is one treatment that is included in the discipline of “Regenerative Therapies”. It is a non-operative treatment option that relieves pain and promotes the healing of damaged tissues. Although whole blood...

Sciatica Pain - How We Can Help Jan 6th, 2019

Sciatica Pain – How We Can Help Many hard-working Americans believe you should just “work through pain”.  Although perseverance is admirable, enduring physical pain could lead to complications or more serious conditions. Due to postures required at work, old sports injuries, and even from wearing improper footwear, sufferers may unknowingly...

Get the lowdown on Stem Cell Therapy Jan 1st, 2019

What is Stem Cell Therapy? Stem cell therapy is a treatment in which cells from your own body are injected into an area of pathology or injury such as an arthritic joint or a torn tendon.   Stem cells have regenerative properties that may help to repair the affected area.  Therefore, stem...

You have tried "everything" to help your back pain, now what? May 13th, 2018

You have tried “everything” to help your back pain – now what? If you have lower back pain, you are not alone. About 80 percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetimes. It is the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor...

How to treat Shoulder, Elbow & Wrist Pain Nov 5th, 2017

  Shoulder, elbow and wrist pain Upper extremity pain is a very common issue among many people at some point in their lives.. The shoulder is one of the most vulnerable joints as it has such a wide range of motion, which opens it up to various injuries and problems....

Regenerative Medicine Q&A Sep 10th, 2017

  The What, How and Where Q&A of Regenerative Medicine What is the difference between traditional pain management and Regenerative Medicine? Valley Pain Centers Regenerative medicine consists of innovative, safe and effective treatments that utilize platelet rich plasma, amnion allograft or bone marrow concentrate.  These therapies jump start your body’s...

Treat your pain with Regenerative Medicine Jul 19th, 2017

Non-Invasive Techniques of Regenerative Medicine There is a great deal of change happening in modern medicine, and Regenerative Medicine is one of the areas that are quickly changing.  We no longer have to offer steroid injections and narcotic medication as the only modality available to combat pain stemming from tissue degeneration.  One...

How to Manage Lower Back Pain May 30th, 2017

Lower back pain If you have lower back pain, you are not alone. About 80 percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetimes. It is the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work days. There are several things to...