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2020 is the perfect year to make the commitment to healthy living! Here are 10 straight-to-the-point tips on how to truly improve this decade:

Quit or don’t smoke. It is literally killing you.8 hours after quitting, your blood oxygen level returns to normal, giving you renewed energy. After 24 hours, the carbon monoxide is cleared from your body, allowing your heart to recover. Challenge yourself...

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Welcome to 2020: The year of perfect vision! This is not only a new year but also the beginning of a new decade. What a perfect time to discuss how to jumpstart your next year and next decade into healthy living. This month, we will be guiding you in the easiest ways to make this the healthiest year of your life.

2020 will not be like the Roaring Twenties you’ve seen in the movies: a revolution of health on the...

lower back massage, deep tissue massage, therapeutic massage

Lower back pain is the #1 condition that chiropractors help. The exact way in which each patient finds back pain relief is slightly different, just as each individual is different. As we meet each new patient, we, look at all the lower back pain symptoms and other factors together. Lower back pain can be caused by many different things: injury at work, sleeping in an odd position, improper exercise, and more. This is why AFC...

sleeping position diagram: sleeping on back with pillow under knees, sleeping on side with pillow between knees, and sleeping on stomach with pillow under abdomen

Back pain affects millions of Americans and they can be from a variety of causes. Some of the solutions are simple and some are more complicated. It really depends on how early you catch it and how you actively participate in treating it. Ask yourself these day-to-day health and habit questions to see what may be affecting your back.

1. Shoes that Support Looks, not Feet

Trendy shoes may look great, but how...

herniated disc in lower back causing pain, diagram with pain indicated in lower back and herniated disc as cause

Welcome to the AFC health blog! The topic for this month is lower back pain.

Back pain fact: about 31 million Americans are experiencing lower back pain at any given moment. More concerning than that is the fact that the prevalence of impairing lower back pain is rising significantly over the last 14 years! Fact: Lower back pain is the second most common cause of disability in US adults and also a common reason for...

Swedish massage technique for lower back tension

AFC Physical Medicine and Chiropractic Centers has helped many patients who have suffered from sciatica. We aim to provide exceptional care and improve the overall health of our patients. Here are 2 testimonials from our patients:

#1: Quick Sciatica Relief with No Bed Rest

Paige came into our Mesa clinic hoping for relief from debilitating sciatic nerve pain and in just 3 weeks, saw a difference that was like day...

effects of poor posture on spinal alignment and muscle strength causing person to lean instead of standing straight, resulting in sciatica pain

AFC Physical Medicine’s holistic approach to sciatica will help you get to the root cause of your sciatica and provide relief. An initial visit in one of our AFC locations for sciatica symptoms would start with a convenient appointment time. There, our case manager will sit down with you 1-on-1 for a detailed consultation to find out how your sciatica started. 

Over the years, I have found that certain traumas or...

herniated disc on spine, cause of sudden, searing back pain

Pain radiating along the sciatic nerve, which runs down one or both legs from the lower back, is a very common condition that affects more than 3 million people living in the U.S. per year. However, it is treatable by our AFC professionals! Here at AFC, we have seen the pain resolve within weeks to months.

Sciatica can be described as or called many different things. It can be called neuropathy, peripheral...