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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month: What You Need To Know

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to encourage women to perform self-exams and stay aware of their health. Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women, affecting one in eight during their lifetimes, according to

As many as 85% of women who are diagnosed have no cases in their […]

By |October 5th, 2015|Categories: Inside Pain|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

September On Arizona Pain

September is an important month in terms of awareness efforts, and this month we covered several that affect the pain community. We also offered innovative ways to get involved.

Other topics covered this month included in-depth examinations of weightier topics, including the obstacles some minority groups face when searching for medical care. Between cultural barriers, misunderstandings, and […]

By |October 2nd, 2015|Categories: Inside Pain|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The Untold Story Of The LGBTQ Community In Chronic Pain

Bruce Jenner’s transition into Caitlyn Jenner resulted in massive media coverage that highlighted the transgender community like never before and ushered in wider social acceptance of the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning) community, reports MedCity News. On the heels of Jenner’s reveal, New York announced plans to mount an awareness initiative around transgender health […]

By |September 30th, 2015|Categories: Inside Pain|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

How To Exercise Safely During Active Aging Week

Remaining active is one of the most important things you can do to remain healthy as you age. Active Aging Week runs from Sept. 27 through Oct. 3 and is the perfect time to incorporate more activity into your life. Safety of course is always a top priority.

No matter your age or physical condition, it’s […]

By |September 28th, 2015|Categories: Inside Pain|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Frequently Asked Questions About The Chronic Pain Expo

This year’s upcoming Chronic Pain Expo promises to be better than the last. Each year, hundreds of people attend the event to learn better ways of managing their conditions. Attendees will also meet vendors with amazing services and products designed to make life easier.

If you have any questions about the event itself, read on because […]

By |September 25th, 2015|Categories: Inside Pain|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Untold Story Of Young People in Chronic Pain

Think of chronic pain, and a young person is likely not the first image to pop in your mind. About 5% of children and adolescents live with the condition, however, according to research from the American Pain Society.

Their burden is largely silent, yet no less burdensome than an adult with pain. Young people with chronic […]

By |September 23rd, 2015|Categories: Inside Pain|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Tips For Pain Patients With No Diagnosis

If you’re still traveling from doctor to doctor, hoping for a diagnosis, take heart: you’re not alone.

Consider the story of one 50-year-old Oregon woman who landed in the hospital 60 times over the course of 15 years because of her mysterious symptoms that included stomach pain, dizziness, and nausea. All those hospital visits, rounds of […]

By |September 21st, 2015|Categories: Inside Pain|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Untold Story Of Hispanic Population With Chronic Pain

The rapidly growing U.S. Hispanic population faces many barriers to health care. Chronic pain, in particular, is undertreated in the Latino community, leaving many needlessly suffering.

Hispanics’ deeply set cultural beliefs often value suffering as part of life experience. Are Hispanics really victims of a medical system that can’t serve them, or is it that the […]

By |September 18th, 2015|Categories: Inside Pain|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

What Is Pain Catastrophizing?

Few things are more infuriating to a chronic pain patient than having someone – a doctor, a loved one, a friend – tell them that the pain is all in their head. For the approximately 100 million people in the U.S., this is a statement that underscores how little chronic pain is understood. In some […]

By |September 16th, 2015|Categories: Inside Pain|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Chronic Pain Expo Brings Together Valley’s Premier Pain Experts

Don’t miss Arizona Pain’s upcoming Chronic Pain Expo on Saturday Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort and Spa, scheduled to coincide with Chronic Pain Awareness Month.

Hundreds attended last year, and this event promises to be even bigger and better. The Expo is a time for […]

By |September 14th, 2015|Categories: Inside Pain|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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