Naturally, people want their primary care physician (PCP) to be the initial point of contact for of their medical concerns. The primary care physician is the link between the patient and other healthcare providers involved in their treatment Arizona Priority Care wants to be certain that our patients have the information they need to raise awareness and manage their symptoms outside of a doctor’s office.

Understanding chronic pain starts with reviewing the most common underlying causes of pain. Nearly 100 million Americans are affected by chronic pain, with low back pain being the one of biggest offenders. Please review the following information on the three most notorious causes of pain.

Arthritis. With over 100 different conditions ranging from autoimmune disease to joint infections, arthritis can affect the hands, knees, hips, and shoulders among many other sources of pain.

Back Pain. Eight out of ten Americans will experience back pain at some point in their lifetime, according the National Institutes of Health. Years of bad posture, poor lifting, and an untreated injury could contribute to the reason for your back pain.

Headaches. Being diagnosed with migraines is essential to receiving the right treatment. Stress, fatigue, and even poor diet could trigger migraines. People who are obese are five times more likely to develop migraines, according to research.

Pain management has been studied for centuries, with more improvements to treatments than ever. From conservative therapies to minimally invasive procedures, chronic pain treatment is designed to help patients manage debilitating symptoms. If you suffer from arthritis, back pain, or headaches, contact the professional primary care physicians through Arizona Priority Care. A thorough analysis of your symptoms and a review of your healthcare history can help your doctor reach a diagnosis and refer you to a pain specialist if further care is needed.

Arizona Priority Care has over 100 primary care physicians within our network. Our multidisciplinary approach to care allows our patients to have access to the best doctors, referral resources, and healthcare information in all of Arizona. If you are looking for a primary care physician in the west valley, east valley, or Phoenix-metro area, look no further than Arizona Priority Care!

For more information, contact Arizona Priority Care directly at (855) 711-2912.

The advice and information contained in this article is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace or counter a physician’s advice or judgment. Please always consult your physician before taking any advice learned here or in any other educational medical material.

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