What are leg cramps? Leg cramping is an incredibly common condition, seen in a third or more of adults over the age of 50.1 It is characterized by a sudden, involuntary, sustained or repetitive, and painful contraction of muscle(s) in the legs, with each episode lasting from...

What is the Rotator Cuff? The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and their tendons that stabilize the shoulder joint and allow motion of the arm. There are four rotator cuff muscles - the supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, and subscapularis. The supraspinatus tendon is the...

Headaches affect up to 15.8% of the world’s population every day.1 Among those who experience chronic headaches, it is estimated that 15-20% of cases are “cervicogenic headaches” (CGH). CGH are defined by pain referred to the head from the bony structures or soft tissues of...

What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis translates literally as "porous bone" and refers to the loss of the bone mineral density that normally gives our bones structure and support. This typically occurs as we age and is the result of an imbalance between bone formation and resorption. When...

Desert Spine and Sports Physicians is honored to be recognized in Phoenix Magazine’s 2022 Top Docs issue. Congratulations to Brad Sorosky MD and Susan Sorosky MD who have both received this prestigious award in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and for Brad Sorosky MD also in Pain Management. Top Doctors is an...

Prolotherapy has been around since the 1930s when Dr. Earl Gedney, an osteopathic physician, developed a technique to heal his own injured ligaments when he hyperextended his thumb on closing surgical doors.1 However, in the 1950s Dr. George Hackett named the technique, prolotherapy, after observing a growth...

Low back pain is one of the most common reasons patients present to their physician. In fact, up to 84% of adults will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. While for most patients, the episodes are self-limited, there are more concerning...