Learning Center

At ProActive Spine & Joint, our goal is to get our patients back to a pain-free life and keep it that way. Through ongoing educational materials, we help you to continue the healing process outside of our office and prevent future aches and pains so you can live your best life every day.

From headaches to foot pain, ProActive has you covered!

Is your back really out?

Is your back really out?

Many times after I get done working on a patient they ask me, "hey doc was my back out?" Depending on how busy I am that day changes how I answer that question. If I am really behind I might say "well your back was pretty tight" or if I have time I will explain the...

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Beating Vertigo

Beating Vertigo

On a weekly basis I'll get a patient that is suffering from vertigo. Some cases are so extreme that the vertigo becomes debilitating. The patient is afraid to drive or go out in fear the vertigo will kick in. Most of the patients, like this, who present to my office...

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Bulging Disc, Low Back Pain, and Sciatica

Bulging Disc, Low Back Pain, and Sciatica

BULGING DISC, LOW BACK PAIN, AND SCIATICA? What do all of these things have in common? Well, quite often all three of these things accompany one another, meaning if you were to actually have a symptomatic disc bulge, it is possible to have low back pain with...

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Pinched Nerve

Pinched Nerve

PINCHED NERVE? TRY FLOSSING Not the dance, and no not your teeth, but flossing your nerves. Yup, that’s right, we actually have the ability to floss the nerves within our extremities. We all know that your joints move and your muscles contract and stretch. But did you...

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Diaphragmatic Breathing

Diaphragmatic Breathing

DIAPHRAGMATIC BREATHING. SO WHAT? The ability to breathe is obviously important. However, what if I told you that a large portion of the population have dysfunctional breathing patterns? What does this mean? Essentially, a majority of adults happen to breathe with...

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Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis

Almost everyday, Dr. Brandon and I have patients come in and tell us that they have arthritis and attribute that directly to their pain. While that is possible, more often than not arthritis is not the main cause of our patients’ pain. Yes, you heard that right, just...

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Headaches and Migraines

Headaches and Migraines

HEADACHES AND MIGRAINES. WHAT IN THE HEAD, IS GOING ON? Headaches are extremely common in our day to day lives. There are many types of headaches, including migraines, tension headaches, cervicogenic headaches, and many sinister reasons. Luckily the most common...

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Tendinosis Versus Tendinitis

Tendinosis Versus Tendinitis

ANOTHER HEEL PAIN GENERATOR Almost everyone in this day and age has heard of the term Achilles tendonitis or Achilles tendinosis; however just because we’ve heard of it or thought we’ve dealt with it in the past, it doesn’t necessarily mean we truly know what it is....

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