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18 Oct Osteoporosis and Bone Health

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...

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11 Jul Cervicogenic Headaches

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...

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07 Mar Top Doc 2022 – 15 Years in a Row!

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...

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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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Does PRP Work for Chronic Tendonitis - visual graphic of microscopic view of blood cells

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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