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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...

sciatic nerve of right leg on 3D model

Welcome back to the AFC health blog! The topic for this month is sciatica. Merriam-Webster defines sciatica broadly with: pain in the lower back, buttocks, hips, or adjacent parts. More specifically, it defines sciatica as: pain along the course of the sciatic nerve, especially in the back of the thigh. Also, sciatica is often associated with neuropathy, peripheral neuropathy, and severe leg cramps.

In my 30 years of practice...

three chiropractors examining xray results to catch details related to an injury

Now that we have covered what exactly is a headache and how it can be helped with physical medicine and chiropractic care, I, Dr. Sculley, would like to explain what exactly AFC can do for you and how we can get to that point.

So you’re having headaches and you’ve decided it’s time to actually deal with them. As mentioned in our previous blog, Science Daily terms that “A headache (cephalgia in medical terminology)...

woman under stress grasping forehead and motioning to push people away, expressing that she can't handle any more stress

Headaches are a common ailment that most people will deal with at least once in their lifetime.  I’m Dr. Bock and in my entire career, I have found that that the most common types of headaches that are challenging for patients to treat are:


Sinus Headaches

Tension Headaches

Migraine Headaches are recurring headaches that are moderate to severe pain...

man with headache letting his forehead rest in his palm as he tries to wait out the headache

Most of us get headaches from time to time; they range from mild soreness that goes away within minutes, to throbbing pain that ruins your whole day.  I’m Dr. Wall and I want to educate you about what my team at AFC can do to help.

“I just have normal HEADACHES”.  This statement is one of the most dangerous and common statements I have heard thousands of patients make over the last 30 years in practice.  Is there...

woman with fern leaf draped over her back, someone's hands on her head

Most people will suffer from lower back pain at least once in their life.  This condition can be described as:

Severe pain, even with the slightest of movements

Pain when pressure is applied

A constant, deep ache 

This pain can be caused by a number of different things such as:

Injury from sports

Carrying heavy items...