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Renowned Arizona Spine and Back Specialists Focus on Well-Being April 25, 2012

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MAY is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month. The specialists at Sonoran Spine Center can help YOU! 

Renowned Phoenix Spine and Back Specialists Focus on Well-being
Sonoran Spine Center helps Arizona residents stay healthy and pain-free this spring

(April 2012 – Phoenix, AZ) Valley residents looking for help with any back, spine or arthritis issues are fortunate to have several of the Southwest’s leading spine and back specialists available at SonoranSpine Centers.

Founded in 1999 by Dr. Dennis Crandall, Sonoran Spine Center includes a group of cutting-edge, innovative physicians and surgeons specializing in all areas of the back and spine. Helping adult and children with spinal curvatures, scoliosis, work injuries, slipped vertebra and disc herniations, as well as many other conditions, these doctors have studied new methods to improve treatment through both surgical and non-surgical techniques.

“At Sonoran Spine Center we understand the importance of providing high-quality patient care and promoting a positive patient experience,” said Dr. Crandall. “This is what differentiates us from other practices and allows us to maintain quality staff members which in turn boosts patient satisfaction and promotes better treatment outcomes overall.”

Currently, the practice has five top spinal physicians including:
  • Dr. Crandall, recipient of the Phoenix Magazine TOP DOC award in Spine health for four consecutive years, is well-known for his back deformity surgery and research. As founder of the SonoranSpine Research and Education Foundation, he is dedicated to research, outcomes and studies about golf and work-related injuries. Dr. Crandall is the Spine Chief of the Banner Orthopedic Residency Program and is a spine consultant for professional sports teams in Arizona including; the Phoenix Suns, Arizona Diamondbacks and Arizona State University. 
  • Dr. Chang, was recently a guest-expert on the popular-syndicated television program, The Doctors. Here he spoke about his work with scoliosis patients. He is known for performing successful surgeries that other doctors shy away from. Dr. Chang is fellowship trained in spine deformity surgery.
  • Dr. Crowder, is the only spine surgeon in Arizona using a new robotic method. He has a passion for educating and helping patients with osteoporosis. 
  • Dr. Datta, is a surgeon and expert in all aspects of spine care. He is especially interested in wellness and fitness and the role these lifestyle choices make in supporting good spine health. 
  • Dr. Mosalliaie, focuses on conservative care, pain management, spinal injections, electrodiagnostics and musculoskeletal disorders. 
Sonoran Spine Centers is also proud to have research specialist Jan Revella, RN on staff. Jan has more than 30 years of orthopedic experience and is a committed educator on arthritis, osteoporosis andspine issues. She has spoken throughout Arizona about living and feeling better with arthritis and she is author and presenter of the popular book and DVD series, “Feeling Good with Arthritis.” 

Sonoran Spine Centers has served children and adults with spine and back problems throughout the Valley for more than 12 years. Specializing in areas include the simplest problems to the most complex, from the easiest to the most difficult and caring for patients of all ages. Sonoran Spine Center provides comprehensive conservative care as well as spinal surgery options. For more information on the services provided or to schedule an appointment to speak with one of the highly-qualified physicians, visit and please LIKE us on Facebook

Free lecture about Comprehensive 5000 blood test September 30, 2008

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SCOTTSDALE- Bone thinning is a natural process that begins to effect men and women around the age of 30. While it is natural, there is a fine line between nature’s process and osteoporosis. One in two women and one in four men will experience an osteoporosis-related injury at some point in their life. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, in 2005 these injuries were responsible for an estimated $19 billion in costs. That figure is predicted to rise to $25.3 billion in the next 17 years if steps in prevention are not implemented.

“Many people spend most of their lives not worrying about osteoporosis until they are spending thousands of dollars to treat it,” said Dr. Shaun Hudson, Bone and Joint Wellness Center physician. “That is the point where it is too late to do anything except spend the money.”
The Bone and Joint Wellness Center keeps osteoporosis from being a disease of their client’s future by explaining the benefits of regular weight-bearing work outs, proper nutrition and being aware of the current health of their bones. Normal workouts promote stronger bones by working the bones and muscles against gravity. Getting 30 minutes of exercise everyday will dramatically y reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Diets rich in calcium and vitamin D create a foundation for healthy bones. Since most bone mass is developed by the time a person reaches the age of 20, it is vital that supplements are taken if the normal levels of minerals are not reached in a normal diet.

As a farewell to National Bone and Joint Decade Action Week, which stretches from Oct. 12-20, Dr. Hudson will be hosting a free lecture on the benefits of the Comprehensive 5000 blood test on Oct. 28. This test examines the current mineral levels in the blood and shows the weaknesses that need to be fixed to avoid osteoporosis. The lecture will be held at the Scottsdale Civic Library (the Silver Room) at 7:30 p.m. Please call 480-990-2663 to RSVP.

Dr. Shaun Hudson of The Bone and Joint Wellness Center is a chiropractic physician and a certified in Physical Therapist; practicing in the Valley for over 10 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in human biology as well as a doctorate in chiropractic. Dr. Hudson attended undergraduate at Indiana State University and then received his doctorate at Logan University of Health Sciences in St. Louis, Missouri. The Bone and Joint Wellness Center is located at 7701 E. Indian School Rd, Suite H in Scottsdale, Arizona. For more information, call 480-990-2663 or visit