5 Exercises to Help Lower Back Pain

You may feel like resting, but moving is good for your back. Exercises for lower back pain can strengthen back, stomach, and leg muscles. They help support your spine, relieving back pain. Always ask your health care professional before doing any exercise for back pain. Depending on the cause and intensity of your pain, some…

New Year’s Resolutions for People in Pain

It’s an American tradition. As the new year approaches, we think about making a commitment to ourselves to make changes that would improve our lives. The most common New Year’s resolutions, according to one poll, are: Exercise more Lose weight Eat more healthily Take a more active approach to health Learn new skill or hobby…

Dohring Named to Beckers List of National Leaders for Fellowship Programs

Becker’s Spine Review features news and analysis on business and legal issues relating to spine practices. Each issue of the quarterly publication reaches a qualified audience of approximately 12,500 key spine practice decision-makers including surgeons and spine practice administrators. In February 2018, Edward Dohring, MD, Fellowship Director of the Scottsdale Spine Institute of Arizona Spine Surgery…

Text Neck Causes Real Pain

Text neck describes a repetitive stress injury or overuse syndrome in the neck, caused by prolonged use of mobile devices with the head bent downward and not moving. Also called tech neck, text neck is commonly associated with texting, but it can be related to many activities performed on phones and tablets while looking downward,…

Rehabilitation and Exercise Following Spine Surgery

Although it may seem counter intuitive, movement is essential to proper healing after spine surgery.  You may have been told to limit bending, lifting and twisting but gentle exercise is highly recommended. A physical therapist or physiotherapist can help manage pain after surgery as well as develop a training plan specific to each patient enabling them…