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Stretches for Stress Management

There’s a reason yoga is a go-to activity for stress management. Experts at Harvard Medical School say regular practice appears to modulate the body’s stress response. When paired with focused attention on the breath, certain stretches can help calm the mind and quell feelings of anxiety and nervousness.

Looking to unwind naturally? Here are some of our favorite stretches for stress management.

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How Bracing Can Help With Knee Pain

Most people don’t voluntarily rush into surgery, but persistent knee pain may have you feeling like you have no other options. The truth is that surgical procedures should be the very last resort.

This is where a knee brace comes in. Whether you’re looking to ease existing knee pain or prevent it altogether, they can make a big difference in taking the aches out of your day-to-day activities.

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Early Signs of Arthritis

For people living with arthritis, finding lasting relief can feel like a full-time job. The problem is that what works for one person doesn’t always work for the next. And since the symptoms can sometimes mirror other conditions, it’s all too easily misdiagnosed.

The pain management experts at Pain Stop North Phoenix understand the unique challenges of arthritis. Since early intervention can make all the difference, here’s everything you need to know about early signs and symptoms.

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Keep Your Active Knees in Tip-Top Shape

Over the course of a lifetime, our knees withstand an awful lot. These weight-bearing knees of ours are vulnerable to injury, including osteoarthritis. One bright spot: Major surgery doesn’t have to be in your future. In fact, maintaining healthy knees really comes down to prevention. Looking for exercise for stronger knees? It might just be the best medicine.

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Why You Shouldn’t Crack Your Neck – But a Chiropractor Should

When feeling weighed down by a tight, stiff neck, the temptation to give it a good crack can be overwhelming—but you might want to think twice. If you crack your neck, you could be putting yourself at risk for serious injury.

When it comes to your spine health, taking matters into your own hands is rarely a good idea, especially if you’re unsure of what’s causing your neck pain.

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How to Start Exercising Without Injury

‘Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions. Topping the list year after year is (you guessed it) getting healthy. While a clean-slate perspective can do wonders for your motivation, being too eager will backfire if it leads to injury. Overdoing it in the name of fitness is a recipe for chronic pain—something that’ll surely throw a wrench in your exercise plans.

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Things to Know Before Pulling the Trigger on Trigger Point Injections

Chances are, you’ve experienced muscle pain at some point or another. All too often, strained, overused muscles lend themselves to inflammation and achiness. In some cases, you may even feel a tender “knot” that’s particularly sore. This is called a trigger point (typically found in the neck, upper back and shoulders), which can actually cause pain beyond this area and into other parts of the body.

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Foods to Help Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis can cause severe pain and greatly impact your quality of life. The foods you eat could make you feel better.

The pain from osteoarthritis comes when the cartilage that cushions the space between bones wears away. It’s often in the hands, spine, knees, and hips and happens with age and overuse. Once the area is bare, the bones rub against each other, causing the pain.

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