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Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Dec 22nd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

How Sympathetic Nerve Blocks Work Dec 7th, 2020

More than 20% of the adult population in the United States reports chronic pain, and 8% struggle with high impact pain that prevents them from functioning normally.  To combat these numbers, pain management practices like ours here at Rincon Pain and Spine offer a wide range of treatment options that...

Who Can Benefit From Epidural Steroid Injections? Nov 5th, 2020

Americans are no strangers to back pain — nearly 80% report lower back pain at some point during their lives. More alarming is the fact 20% of those with acute back pain go on to develop chronic problems. If you find yourself struggling with limiting back or neck pain, an...

Signs of a Herniated Disc Oct 6th, 2020

Your spine is a remarkable column that provides the primary support for your body. But most people don’t appreciate their spines until something goes wrong that causes pain.  The spine consists of 33 vertebrae separated by pillowy cushions known as discs. The exterior of these discs is hard, but the...

Can Acupuncture Help Headaches? Sep 6th, 2020

If you suffer migraines, you’re not alone. Migraines plague one in four U. households with both children and adults. Further, 4 million people experience chronic migraines, which means they suffer from blinding headaches at least 15 days per month. People who suffer chronic migraines try medication and whatever therapies they...

4 Types of Arthritis Aug 1st, 2020

Arthritis of any kind is among the most painful and life-changing conditions. It affects virtually every aspect of your life and can greatly impact your ability to get through your normal routine. The first step in finding relief from your symptoms and regaining normalcy is to understand the force behind...

Leading Causes of Elbow Pain Jul 19th, 2020

Your elbow is a relatively underrated part of your body. It’s responsible for so much of your ability to move and perform various tasks, but you often don’t think about it until you bump it against the corner of the table. Because your elbow is vital to your daily functioning,...

Myths and Facts About Arthritis Jun 24th, 2020

You’ve done your own research, read an article or two, and talked to your friends and family about arthritis and the pain you feel in your bones and joints, but how do you know you’re getting the right information and advice? You don’t want to be guessing when it comes...

Common Causes for Failed Back Surgery and What You Can Do About It May 15th, 2020

Going through back surgery is no small feat, so you want to be sure that it’s going to be a lasting solution for your back problems. Unfortunately, there are many reasons why your back surgery wasn’t successful and you’re still feeling pain long after you’ve left the operating table. No...

Understanding Peripheral Neuropathy Apr 24th, 2020

At least 20 million Americans suffer from a condition called peripheral neuropathy. This condition causes pain and loss of feeling in the hands and feet. At Rincon Pain & Spine in Tuscon, Arizona, our skilled providers are ready to help you understand what peripheral neuropathy is and what you can...

How PRP Is Alleviating Joint Pain and Restoring Mobility to Aging Baby Boomers Mar 17th, 2020

Did you know that about 54 million American adults have arthritis? What’s more, this number is expected to jump to 78 million by 2040 thanks to an aging baby boomer population.  Even if you don’t have arthritis, joint pain is common in older adults. While arthritis may be the leading...

Solutions for Pain – Alternative Pain Treatments Are Effective and Life-Saving Feb 28th, 2020

There’s a pain management epidemic moving through the country. Each day, over 130 people die in the U.S. as a result of an opioid overdose, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. In 2017, over 47,000 Americans died as a result of these overdoses, many of which occurred as a...

Restoring Quality of Life: 5 Innovative Approaches Changing Lives Feb 28th, 2020

Managing pain and improving mobility can change a person’s quality of life. Freeing them from not just the physical limitations but also those that impact mental health. Yet, many people don’t realize just how many treatment options are available today. Take a look at five innovative treatment options that we’re...