The average adult head weighs 10 pounds when it’s in the upright or neutral position. But if you are constantly bending your head at a 60 degree angle toward your smart phone, you are putting 60 pounds’ worth of pressure on your cervical spine and potentially causing a repetitive stress ...
January 30, 2017admin
From migraines to back pain, to joint pain and arthritis, 35% of american adults suffer from chronic pain according to the American Chronic Pain Association. Instead of turning to “comfort foods” to lift your spirits when pain strikes, take a bite out of inflammation-reducing super foods that can really help ...
January 27, 2017admin
PainCare of San Diego is thrilled and honored that our founder and Medical Director, Michael Moon, M.D. has been named a top doctor by San Diego Magazine. The “Top Doctors” annual survey is conducted by the San Diego County Medical Society, giving local physicians the opportunity to vote for board-certified peers ...
January 24, 2017admin
For 40 weeks you will do everything right; take great care of yourself by eating a healthy diet, exercising and preparing your home and mind for the arrival of your new baby. But if you’re like most of us, once the baby is born your focus will move away from ...
January 21, 2017admin
San Diego chronic neck pain sufferers, PainCare’s new MCU is here for you! PainCare of San Diego is proud to be one of only two San Diego medical offices to offer the most comprehensive cervical spine evaluation and rehabilitation system in the world; the Multi-Cervical Unit or MCU. Traditional techniques of treating ...
January 18, 2017admin
Taking care of your spine — that is, your back and neck — today will help lower your chances of back pain later. Making simple changes to your daily routine can help improve body mechanics and reduce the chance for spine related pain. Here are three tips from the doctors at ...
January 15, 2017admin
Even the medical staff at PainCare of San Diego gets back, neck, shoulder and joint pain, not to mention migraines, bursitis…you get the picture. Of course we are all big believers in physical therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, massage and medical pain management. But, there are also many things that we — and ...
January 12, 2017admin
Do you have a dull, achy pain in your neck at the end of each day? If you spend time texting from your phone or viewing a tablet, you may suffer from “Text Neck.” Doctors warn that the physical stress of texting increases pressure on neck muscles. Holding your head in the ...
January 9, 2017admin
What’s that tenderness in your elbow? Is playing tennis a pain in the knee? Does your shoulder hurt when you garden, rake, paint or pick up your kids? These kinds of pain are often caused by bursitis, which occurs near joints that perform frequent repetitive motions. Your body contains about 160 ...
January 6, 2017admin
This week pro-golfer and San Diegan, Phil Mickelson, is competing in the 2013 Masters golf tournament. In addition to being ranked 10th in the world for golf, Phil suffers from psoriatic arthritis. Doctors say if Phil had gotten this inflammatory form of arthritis 15 years ago his career would have been over. But ...
January 3, 2017admin