Dr. Josh’s Story
“Growing up, I always saw my father in pain from his low back. I always wished there was something I could do to help. He herniated 2 discs in his low back when he was a football player in his early 20’s. When he went to our family doctor he was given pain pills and muscle relaxers and told to rest. Over the next 20 years every time he went back to the doctor he was given another pill for something new.
By the time I was born, he was on 17 different medications, weighed over 400 pounds and the discs in his low back had worn down to bone on bone and was constantly pinching on nerves. When we went to see the spinal surgeon he told us that my father was too large, on too many medications and too much of a liability to operate on. I’ve never seen someone so sad, thinking that he was going to have to live the rest of his life in this kind of pain.
We had heard about gastric bypass surgery and considered it. If he could lose the weight, maybe reduce the medications, in turn he could get the back surgery he needed. After the bypass surgery, my father’s gallbladder got infected and he ended passing away from a staph infection. He died December 17th, 2007 at the age of 58.
Arizona Medical and Sports Rehab was made for people like my father. Not only to help the patients who already have severe chronic low back pain but also to prevent patients from ever walking down that path. We have some of the most passionate, skilled doctors in the country who are dedicated to serving you and your family with your health needs.”
Have you given up something that you enjoy because of your back pain? Your certainly not alone, low back pain is the number one reason why people go see a doctor. Low back pain is not a normal part of the aging process and you should not be feeling stiffness or pain. There are different symptoms that you may feel that could be stemming from an issue with the low back:
There are many factors that can lead to low back pain. Having doctors that specialize in low back pain is important to get a proper evaluation and diagnosis so that you get proper treatment. Whether it’s spinal stenosis or a muscle strain our doctors are experienced in treating a variety of conditions of the low back. Some of the most common conditions that we treat in our office are:
Our office has multiple specialists that allow us to provide a vast array of treatment options for your condition. Treatment for a disc herniation is much different than lumbar muscle strains, having the proper tools in one facility is convenient and more effective. Our doctors are trained in reading MRIs, X-rays, Ct scans and much more if you need a second opinion. We have experience working with patients who have had a complex surgeries, scoliosis and fractures. Here is a list of some of the procedures we can do in house:
So glad we found them. Everyone is really helpful. My back finally feels great!!
I've been to multiple chiropractors around the valley. With now eight herniated discs, I was on the search for a doctor that could assist me in avoiding back surgery for the forth time, and I found it here with Dr. Josh! He and his team have a very holistic all-around approach to rehabilitation that does not compare to what I've seen. Strengthening, adjusting, and correcting seem to be his mission and it's working! What I really think makes them stand out from the rest is his out of the office approach to your rehabilitation. He provides you exercises that you could be doing while you're not there to assist speeding up your recovery, which is brilliant! Why not utilize all the time you have to help streamline your process to recovery! His evolving and strategically more difficult physical therapy complement his expertise in chiropractic care, and I couldn't recommend anybody more!
I walked into the office today in agony. Dr Josh did a detailed exam on me and after x-raying my hips we found that my left hip was a half inch lower than my right hip. I have gone to other chiropractors in the past and always complained that I felt out of alignment in my hips and no one ever went into this much examining of my body to find the real problem. Dr Josh fitted me with a lift and taught me some great exercises to do at home and I walked out pain free! Dr Josh you ROCK! Oh and your staff is amazing also! Greeted with lots of smiles and warmth! Thankful to have you in my life!
One of the things I like most about Dr. Josh and his staff is that they listen to you. They want to know why you are there and what you want to accomplish. It is not "just about fixing your problem(s) of the moment" but helping you feel healthy and able to do the things you want to do. In my case, I walked in as an injured runner. Thanks to the diagnostics that was done, we developed a plan to help get things "back where they belonged" and strengthen the muscles that needed attention (these have changed over time). Because of the focus to both short term and long term goals, I just finished running a marathon (ran a personal best) the week after running a 100K trail run.I am looking forward to even greater adventures as I now have more confidence in my body than I have had in a long time. I know that Dr. Josh and his team will make sure that body are ready for those adventures.