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What is this “sugar water” injection? | Prolotherapy - bottles with Dextrose syrup

15 Sep Prolotherapy 101: What is this “sugar water” injection that everyone is talking about? And how can it help with healing and pain?

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...

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02 Sep Platelet-Rich Plasma Therapy Part 1: Does PRP Work for Chronic Tendinitis?

This blog follows on the heels of last month’s blog which encouraged shifting away from the knee jerk reaction of applying R.I.C.E (rest, ice, compression, elevation) to acute musculoskeletal injuries and instead instituting P.O.L.I.C.E (protection, optimal loading, ice, compression, and elevation).1 Why? Because we reviewed in one of...

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02 Mar Top Doc 2021 – 14 Years in a Row!

Desert Spine and Sports Physicians is honored to be recognized in Phoenix Magazine’s 2021 Top Docs issue. Congratulations to Brad Sorosky MD, Susan Sorosky MD and Tima Le DO who have each received this award. Top Doctors is an annual survey of health care professionals conducted by PHOENIX magazine....

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What is a Physiatrist? - Asian woman with shoulder pain

02 Dec What is a Physiatrist?

by Julie Hastings MD and Susan Sorosky MD A ‘physiatrist ‘ (pronounced ‘fizz i’ a trist’) is a physician who specializes in Physiatry, also known as Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation or PM&R, one of the 24 medical specialties certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties....

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10 Sep New Expansion in Scottsdale

We are pleased to announce the opening of our THIRD location in Scottsdale which is located conveniently near the 101 and Shea. Like our other two offices in Phoenix and Mesa, we offer the full spectrum of non-surgical treatments for pain including in-office fluoroscopic suites...

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We are here for you. We continue to offer Telehealth visits (select insurances cover this) in addition to in-office appointments for evaluation and management of your pain complaints. Also while Arizona has lifted its mask mandate, we are still maintaining mask protocols in addition to social distancing and sanitization protocols in order to protect our patients and employees.