pain

A woman on the edge of her bed with her hands on her lower back, which is in pain from an improper sleeping position.

For many people suffering from back pain, getting a good night’s sleep is challenging. And when day-to-day life is already uncomfortable and frustrating, an inability to sleep only makes things worse. For those wondering how to sleep with lower back pain, it can be helpful to experiment with different sleeping positions and sleep hygiene techniques. […]

A physical therapist working with a patient on stretches and exercises for a herniated cervical disc.

If you’re suffering from a herniated disc, the pain is probably significant enough to get you wondering how to heal a herniated disc quickly. You’ll be relieved to know many people can use simple self-care treatments at home to lessen the pain in a matter of days and make a near-full recovery in just a […]

Disc degeneration illustration showing the normal wear and tear process of an aging spine, including a normal disc, degenerative disc, bulging disc, herniated disc, and thinning disc

Though not considered a true disease, degenerative disc disease is a condition in which damaged spinal discs cause pain. The rubbery, shock-absorbing discs between each bone (vertebrae) in your spinal column act as cushions to help you stay flexible and allow you to move, bend, and twist without pain. Over time, nearly everyone’s spinal discs […]

Dr. Kristina Reed in scrubs at work

Heiden Orthopedics is proud to introduce the newest member of our practitioner family, Dr. Kristina Reed! Dr. Reed is a board-certified physician specializing in interventional pain management and the spine. She has been in medicine for over 20 years and has practiced in Utah since 2004.   As a pain management and spine care specialist, Dr. […]

Female athlete with osteoarthritis holding her knee in pain during a run

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, in which affected joints exhibit pain, stiffness, and decreased flexibility. The condition can be caused by many factors, including joint injury and overuse alongside advancing age. Since osteoarthritis can’t be reversed, preventing it is key to living your most mobile life.  Osteoarthritis Symptoms According to the Centers […]

A runner leans down, holding her knee, which seems to be hurt

Consistency is the key to achieving just about any goal, including athletic goals. Because being active is an essential part of overall good health, it’s important to know how to avoid sports injuries. To avoid sports injuries: 1. Focus on Flexibility It’s hard to fit everything into our schedules. In our hurry to get it […]

reducing sedentary behavior

Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase, “Sitting is the new smoking.” We sit while we drive or ride public transportation, in movie theaters or while watching tv, during meals and social events, and for many, while we work. According to the Surgeon General’s report, more than 60 percent of Americans do not maintain the CDC’s recommended […]

Are You Experiencing Pain, Numbness or Weakness in Your Hand? You May Have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Do you have pain, numbness or weakness in your hands? Do you notice a tingling sensation when you’re holding things like your phone or the steering wheel? Does this happen more frequently at night or when you first wake up? You may have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or CTS. It develops slowly, usually in your dominant […]