If you’ve read my articles in Flagstaff Business News before or you follow me on social media, you know that I love helping people get healthy, get moving and get out of pain. A good number of patients I see in my office have joint pain from osteoarthritis. Since osteoarthritis is the most prevalent … [Read more...] about Five Supplements for Joint Health
Most of us were more than ready to show 2020 the door and cross our fingers that 2021 will be better. It’s time to reset, but where do you start? For most of my patients, family and friends, the most useful resets need to happen in three areas. These areas are diet, stress and exercise. The … [Read more...] about What Kind of 2021 Reset Do You Need?
My friends, winter is coming. Between flu season and being in the midst of a global pandemic, it’s really easy to get sucked into the fear narrative, get angry at the behaviors of others, and feel powerless to do anything. Realistically, none of us can control other people’s behavior. We can’t … [Read more...] about Building Resilience: Five Simple Steps to Thrive
COVID-related back pain…is it a thing? I’m going with a big YES. Time hunched over a computer almost always equals more back (and neck) pain. Today, I want to focus on low back pain. The low back and pelvis (also known as the lumbopelvic region) is a really fun area to study and treat. It really … [Read more...] about Experiencing Back Pain from COVID-19?
"You have cancer.” Not only is this news difficult to receive, but it’s difficult to deliver. There they are: two people in an office, one with news to give and one with news to receive, two people occupying the same space and time, within the same moment, both under duress (it is stressful to … [Read more...] about Gaining Perspective on Cancer Care
There is nothing like a global pandemic to make a person take a good, long look at their health, right? For me, the past few months have made me slow down and evaluate what steps I can take to be my healthiest and keep my immune system in tip top shape. And these words really resonate with … [Read more...] about Playing the Long Game of Good Health
I know, I know. It sounds very odd to think that sugar water can help with pain and strength, right? The sugar water I’m talking about is dextrose and it can help with musculoskeletal pain as well as nerve pain. With more and more people seeking non-opioid options for pain relief, it’s worth … [Read more...] about Can Sugar Water Ease Your Pain?
In our mountain town, December is usually the month where it’s getting pretty cold but there’s not quite enough snow to head to the mountain to ski or snowboard. What can our active Flagstaffians do? Well, heading to a warmer climate to run, ride or climb is an option. But another great option is to … [Read more...] about Recovering from Injury, Surgery Quickly, Naturally
Last month, I wrote about some of the nuts and bolts of prolotherapy. This month, I’m sharing stories of some of the patients who have had success with this treatment. As a reminder, prolotherapy is a regenerative injection that falls in the same category as platelet rich plasma therapy (PRP) and … [Read more...] about Sharing Success Stories of Regenerative Injections
Prolotherapy falls under the umbrella of regenerative injections, and the two are used interchangeably. Regenerative injections are intended to heal painful areas in our bodies by generating new, healthy tissue. With regenerative injections, a needle is inserted into the area being treated and a … [Read more...] about Using Prolotherapy to Heal Damaged Cartilage, Ligament, Tendons