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Back pain

Is a direct visualized rhizotomy painful
Is a direct visualized rhizotomy painful?
Is a direct visualized rhizotomy painful? 1024 683 Dan Lieberman

Although it’s an outpatient procedure, some wonder if a direct visualized rhizotomy (DVR) is painful. Here at Phoenix Spine & Joint, our health care team wants to help you understand…

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Minimally Invasive spine Surgery
A 15-minute spine surgery could reduce your back pain
A 15-minute spine surgery could reduce your back pain 1024 683 Dan Lieberman

For years, minimally invasive spinal fusion has been seen as the recommended option for treating most patients with back pain caused by arthritis of the spine. I’m Dr. Daniel Lieberman,…

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Smoking with Back Pain
Smoking and Back Pain
Smoking and Back Pain 1024 683 Dan Lieberman

There is no shortage of information on the health risks of smoking. But can smoking actually affect your back pain? For smokers, the lifetime risk of developing a spinal fracture…

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Stress and back pain
Stress and Back Pain: Cause or Effect?
Stress and Back Pain: Cause or Effect? 666 525 Dan Lieberman

Back pain and stress can become a painful cycle. Back pain can cause stress and that stress- if not dealt with quickly- can lead to even more back pain. The…

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Exercises for back pain
The Secret to Preventing Back Pain: Exercise
The Secret to Preventing Back Pain: Exercise 724 483 Dan Lieberman

Back pain is like a horrible house guest: it comes in uninvited, disrupts everything, stays too long, and has a nasty habit of coming back. Back pain is no different…

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Man with Back Pain stuck on the couch
Is Your Husband Glued to the Couch by Back Pain?
Is Your Husband Glued to the Couch by Back Pain? 1024 683 PS&J Admin

When your spine hurts, every aspect of your life suffers; especially your family. It can be difficult living with someone in pain. Family members can feel helpless.  The last thing…

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Should I Use a Walker or a Walking Stick?
Should I Use a Walker or a Walking Stick? PS&J Admin

Back pain can cause you to feel unstable, and many people gravitate toward walkers or canes. But could these tools be hindering your recovery?

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Enough is Enough: When Should You Consider Back Surgery?
Enough is Enough: When Should You Consider Back Surgery? PS&J Admin

Coming to the decision to have back surgery is no easy task. Your back is the center of your body and plays a significant role in almost any movement, making…

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Foods to eat for treating back pain
The Best Diet for Healing Your Back
The Best Diet for Healing Your Back 1024 683 PS&J Admin

Read about the best diets to help relieve inflammation and help relieve back pain.

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Get Your Game Back: How to Play Golf with Back Pain
Get Your Game Back: How to Play Golf with Back Pain 1024 351 PS&J Admin

Golf can be a lifestyle for the avid golfer, and when back pain alters that lifestyle, it can be frustrating. Many people with back pain are eager to get back…

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Cycling for back pain
Get Your Game Back: Can Cycling Help Your Back Pain?
Get Your Game Back: Can Cycling Help Your Back Pain? 1024 683 PS&J Admin

Cycling is surprisingly a great exercise for many people with back pain. The way you sit on a bike typically straightens out the spine and is almost like putting your…

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Driving and Crying: How to Ease Your Back Pain
Driving and Crying: How to Ease Your Back Pain PS&J Admin

Riding in the car can be a pain in the back. Even though your back is not moving while you drive, a person’s posture while sitting in a car seat…

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