Neck and Back Pain

Learn more about the causes of neck and back pain, how to determine what is causing it, and the treatment options available to you.

82 – Low Back Pain due to Spinal Instability with Dr. Morgan Massingale and Dr. Tom Padilla

This is Episode 3 of our Low Back Pain Series. In this episode, we discuss what spinal instability is, what contributes to it, and what you can do to help solve it. This series features Dr. Morgan Massingale from Ethos Integrative Medicine and Dr. Tom Padilla from the Doctors of Physical Therapy.   Check out this episode!

A Look At Dextrose Epidurals

We have covered the two most common conventional, non-surgical treatment options used for low back pain; Steroid Epidurals and Nerve Ablations. Our conclusion is that both treatments fall short in providing long-term relief. By now we can agree that the ideal treatment for nerve pain would accomplish the following: Decrease pain Improve function Provide long-lasting…

A Look At Nerve Ablations

In the past we have discussed the #1 treatment option most doctors use for treating low back pain, the Cortisone Epidural.  Let’s take a look at the next available option: Radio-Frequency Nerve Ablations. Here’s what the studies are saying:   What is a nerve ablation treatment? Radiofrequency nerve ablation, is designed to burn and destroy nerves…

A Look At Steroid Epidurals

What is an epidural injection? An epidural is an injection (typically steroids) done into the epidural space, which is the layer surrounding your spinal nerves. The purpose of it is to alleviate pain. Epidural Steroids are also the #1 go-to treatment for pain management doctors.   You may be asking yourself “Well if it’s the…

80 – Low Back Pain Myths feat Dr. Morgan Massingale & Dr. Tom Padilla

This is the start of our Low Back Pain Series. In this episode, we will discuss common myths and misconceptions regarding Low Back Pain. How accurate is imaging? What does it mean to throw your back out? and many more questions answered.  This series features Dr. Morgan Massingale from Ethos Integrative Medicine and Dr. Tom…

50 – Low Back and Hip Flexors for Climbers feat. Dr. Michelle Snow

This is Episode 3 in our Climbing Series. In this episode, I interview Dr. Michelle Snow of Ascend Chiropractic who helps me understand more about treating climbers and how she approaches issues with the low back. When it comes to injury treatment and prevention, one of the sports that often gets overlooked is the world of…

48 – Common Injuries in Climbers feat. Dr. Michelle Snow

Ethos Athletes is about being able to provide resources to help individuals stay active in their life. When it comes to injury treatment and prevention, one of the sports that often gets overlooked is the world of climbing. I wanted to help provide a resource for individuals who love to climb in addition to learning…

41 – Understanding Symmetry feat. Dr. Jeremy Kerrigan

In Episode 32, we talked about the 4 components that can cause joint pain: Articulation, Neuromuscular, Stability, and Symmetry. I wanted to take a further dive into Symmetry to learn what causes our bodies to become more asymmetrical then normal. For this podcast, I brought on my friend, Dr. Jeremy Kerrigan of the Chiropractic Wellness…

40 – Could You Be Experiencing Nerve Pain? feat. Dr. John Lyftogt

As many of you know I specialize in treating joint pain. I was having great outcomes but also knew that there were some patients that were not getting 100% better. Determined to find an answer, I set out to take get trainied in Perineural Injection Therapy from the main researcher behind it, Dr. John Lyftogt.…

32 – Is Your Joint Pain Being Evaluated Properly?

Dr. Matthew Hernandez is joined by Nashville Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr. Ethan Kellum to discuss how they both approach joint pain and why many people are not treated properly.  Dr. Ethan Kellum is the owner of Nashville Regenerative Orthopedics where he utilizes Regenerative Medicine in his practice to treat joint pain.   Dr. Matt is the host of…

30 – Dry Needling Basics with Dr. Jennifer Hallquist

Click to Download Dr. Jennifer Hallquist, owner of Lift Therapeutics, discusses why Dry Needling can help solve your aches and pains. Dr. Matt is the host of the Ethos Athletes Podcast and is a co-owner of  Ethos Integrative Medicine in Scottsdale, AZ. Dr. Matt specializes in Regenerative and Restorative Sports Medicine, providing advanced minimally invasive (non-surgical) treatments…

29 – Sports Massage for Recovery feat. Don Wong

Click to Download Licensed Massage Therapist, Don Wong, discusses the importance of getting a sports massage to prevent injury and improve recovery. Learn more about Don by Clicking Here. Dr. Matt is the host of the Ethos Athletes Podcast and is a co-owner of Ethos Integrative Medicine in Scottsdale, AZ. Dr. Matt specializes in Regenerative and Restorative…

28 – Fix Your Low Back Pain Today! with Dr. Tom Padilla

Click to Download Dr. Tom discusses his method for fixing Low Back Pain that has a 95% success rate. Dr. Tom is the owner of The Doctors of Physical Therapy in Scottsdale, AZ. He specializes in Orthopedic and Sports Rehabilitation and primarily works with CrossFit athletes, runners, and golfers. Click here to read Dr. Tom’s Blog on…

27 – Why Low Back Pain is Hard to Treat with Dr. Tom Padilla

Click to Download Dr. Tom discusses the common approaches people use to treat low back pain and why they don’t always work. Dr. Tom is the owner of The Doctors of Physical Therapy in Scottsdale, AZ. He specializes in Orthopedic and Sports Rehabilitation and primarily works with CrossFit athletes, runners, and golfers. Dr. Matt is the host…

Perineural Injection Therapy

What is Perineural Injection Therapy? Perineural Injection Therapy (PIT) treats inflamed and injured nerves that cause chronic pain. The nerve pain can be due to trauma, arthritis, sports injuries, overuse, occupational, or surgical injuries. PIT is a proven safe, effective treatment for patients who are experiencing joint pain and are considering options outside of surgery…

26 – Understanding Low Back Pain with Dr. Tom Padilla

Click to Download Dr. Tom discusses the basics of low back pain. Dr. Tom is the owner of The Doctors of Physical Therapy in Scottsdale, AZ. He specializes in Orthopedic and Sports Rehabilitation and primarily works with CrossFit athletes, runners, and golfers. Dr. Matt is the host of the Ethos Athletes Podcast and is a co-owner of Ethos…

Considerations for Finding a Regenerative Medicine Practitioner

Seeing a physician that is dedicated to Regenerative Orthopedics? Many physicians are starting to see how effective Regenerative Medicine treatments can be for treating joint pain and preventing surgery. However, not all physicians offering these services are created equal. A large percentage of these physicians are family medicine doctors, burned out emergency medicine physicians, etc..…

Am I Healthy Enough for a Regenerative Medicine Treatment?

Regenerative Medicine is an exciting field that offers safe and effective treatments for joint pain and sports injuries. However, it is important to know that not everyone is a candidate for these treatments. Take a look at the list below to find out if you are a candidate. Who is an Ideal Candidate for Regenerative…

Which Regenerative Medicine Treatment is Right for Me?

“Do you offer PRP Therapy?” “Can prolotherapy help with my severe hip arthritis?” “Can PRP Therapy help my shoulder pain?” These are just a few of the questions that we are happy to answer when patients call and ask us. However we know not everyone wants to call, so I decided to write an article…

What is Causing My Joint Pain?

When it comes to addressing joint pain, many individuals don’t get the results they are looking for because their healthcare practitioner failed to address the “complete picture” of their joint health. In this article you will learn: The basics of the four major factors that make a healthy joint How these factors play into joint…

06 – Thoracic Spine Mobility with Dr. Tom Padilla

Click to Download Dr. Tom discusses causes of thoracic spine immobility and provides ways to improve it. Dr. Tom is the owner of The Doctors of Physical Therapy in Scottsdale, AZ. He specializes in Orthopedic and Sports Rehabilitation and primarily works with CrossFit athletes, runners, and golfers. Dr. Matt is the host of the Ethos…

03 – Common Mistakes in Mobility & How to Fix Them with Dr. Tom Padilla

Click to Download This is the second episode in our Mobility Series featuring Dr. Tom Padilla of The Doctors of Physical Therapy. In this episode, Dr. Tom talks about common mistakes CrossFit athletes make when it comes to mobility and shares tips on how to correct them. Dr. Tom is the owner of The Doctors of Physical…

02 – Mobility Basics with Dr. Tom Padilla

Click to Download This episode is the start of our Mobility Series featuring Dr. Tom Padilla of The Doctors of Physical Therapy. In this episode, Dr. Tom answers frequently asked questions regarding mobility. Dr. Tom is the owner of The Doctors of Physical Therapy in Scottsdale, AZ. He specializes in Orthopedic and Sports Rehabilitation and primary works with CrossFit…

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: A Cost-Effective Approach to Diagnosing Sports Injuries

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound is a great way to assess sports-related injuries and is significantly more cost-effective than an MRI. When it comes to sports injuries, imaging can play an important role in determining exactly what is causing pain to occur. Most sports injuries occur when there is damage to a muscle, ligament, or tendon. Musculoskeletal Ultrasound…

Top 5 Lessons from the Regenerative Medicine Conference

The conference teaches physicians about the latest research and techniques in PRP and Stem Cell therapies for Sports Medicine. PRP Therapy is THE superior treatment for mild to moderate osteoarthritis Several studies have been conducted using PRP for mild to moderate Osteoarthritis in the knee and hip. During these studies, PRP Therapy was compared to…

Your Doctor’s Approach to CrossFit Injuries

I can’t tell you the amount of times we’ve had patients come into our office saying “After my injury, my doctor told me to stop CrossFit.” My usual response to this is “How do you feel about that?”…I’m sure you can guess their answer at this point. I’m a physician who treats a lot of…

Prevention Through Sports Physicals

What is a Sports Physical? Sports physicals are designed to focus on athletic issues and determine the level of safety at which a student athlete can participate. Top Reasons for a Sports Physical Ensure the safety of the student athlete participating in activity Identify any life threatening medical conditions Identify and treat conditions that may…

Is Your Range of Motion Limiting Your Golf Swing

One of the most vital aspects to a golfer’s swing is their range of motion. In this video, Dr. Matt will talk about how having a limited range of motion in your neck can negatively affect your golf swing. Dr. Matt combines his certification from the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI), the most recognized golf fitness program in the world, with his medical…

Pain Relief

Pain is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong. Many times people experiencing pain take medications for temporary relief but the pain still persists after the medication wears off. In addition, these medications tend to have unwanted side effects if taken frequently, such as liver damage and stomach ulcers. They can also…