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Medical NewsGolf: Is Your Back Your Biggest Handicap?

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If your aching back is keeping you off the course, it doesn’t have to. Desert Health® recently spoke with Dr. David Duffner, orthopedic surgeon and medical director of Desert Regional Medical Center’s Institute of Clinical Orthopedics & Neurosciences (ICON) to determine what you should do if back pain is keeping Read more…

Integrated PracticesFibromyalgia: A Medical Perspective

Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder that is difficult to treat by traditional methods. There is no test that confirms this diagnosis, which is based upon the following clinical criteria:1 widespread musculoskeletal pain for at least 3 months and2 excess tenderness in at least 11 of 18 predefined anatomic sites, Read more…

Integrated PracticesFibromyalgia: Alternative Treatment Options

Fibromylagia is a condition characterized by fatigue, body pain, sleep difficulties, and depression. To date, there are limited, successful treatment options to fully relieve the symptoms. The lack of successful treatment options is thoroughly frustrating to individuals with fibromyalgia. From a naturopathic perspective, the first part of a successful treatment Read more…

Medical NewsIntegrative Approach to Migraines

An interview with Dr. Gerald B. Weiss, board-certified neurologist and pain management specialist What is the first step if you think you suffer from migraines? When patients come to me, we do a complete neurological evaluation to diagnose the pain as a migraine on a clinical basis. If a patient Read more…

Medical NewsOptions For Your Lower Back Pain

An Interview with Albert Lai, M.D. Back pain is the second most common reason for a visit to the doctor’s office. If you are one who suffers from a lower back condition, you may be interested to learn about the latest options to alleviate pain. Desert Health sat down with Read more…

Medical NewsPAIN: What it is and What You Can Do About it

Pain is the most common reason people go to see their doctor. More than 75% of American adults experience at least one episode of low back pain during their lifetime. Although it is more common than heart disease, diabetes and cancer combined, it is the least understood disease doctors treat. Read more…

Natural OptionsResolving Joint Pain Without Surgery

The latest in pain management medicine focuses on promoting the body’s natural healing process before turning to surgical repair or pain medications. The treatment is called Prolotherapy. Prolotherapy is a procedure that promotes the proliferation (growth) of new tissue in areas of damage. By stimulating the body’s inflammatory response around Read more…