Sept. 7th, 10am – 2pm – Open to the Public!
Arizona Pain Specialists will be sponsoring a “Chronic Pain Awareness” Event Expo on September 7, 2013. This event will highlight a variety of chronic pain topics & community resources, and will provide attendees with helpful information to successfully manage their pain. Information for Caregivers of those in Chronic Pain will also be available.
Abuse of the drugs has been tied to overdose deaths, burglary of pharmacies and increased crime nationally. Paul Lynch, MD, and Tory McJunkin, MD – founders of Arizona Pain Specialists – say while the news isn’t shocking, prescription pain medication abuse is destructive.
Arizona Pain Specialists Announces Larger Glendale Pain Management Clinic
Arizona Pain Specialists, the premier pain management clinic in the greater Phoenix area, opened a new Glendale office space to better accommodate their rapidly growing number of chronic pain patients. Patrick Hogan, MD, and his team moved into a more expansive building located at 18555 N. 79th Ave. Suite D-101, Glendale, AZ.
Employees at Arizona Pain Specialists volunteer for the 4th Annual Arizona Pain Foundation Christmas Party, providing Christmas toys and food to refugee families in need.
Scottsdale, AZ., December 16, 2011 – Employees at Arizona Pain Specialists brought the Christmas spirit to newly relocated refugee families, thanks to the Arizona Pain Foundation‘s Fourth Annual Christmas Party. More than 100 volunteers joined foundation in producing “A Christmas Party for Children Around the World,” on December 11th.
The foundation, started by founders of Arizona Pain Specialists — (www.arizonapain.com) a pain management clinic in the Phoenix area — hosts a holiday event to benefit this underserved refugee community.
Arizona Pain Specialists, the premiere pain management clinic in the greater Phoenix area, was selected as the first pain clinic in the country to participate in an innovative stem cell study on chronic low back pain. This study may provide a solution to pain caused by degenerative discs, and qualifying patients may enroll in the trial November 1st, 2011.
Arizona Pain Specialists Doctor Awarded High Honor
On September 16th, 2010, Arizona Pain Specialists physician Patrick Hogan, MD was awarded with the prestigious Littlejohn Award and inducted into the Littlejohn Society, an elite group of people who have a connection to Midwestern University. Dr. Hogan was awarded as an outstanding alumnus who best embodies the qualities of service and commitment to the University.
Dr. Hogan is currently serving Midwestern University as a Clinical Assistant Professor and says he enjoys this position immensely. “For many medical students, their time during their rotation in my practice may be their only chance to experience advanced and state-of-the-art pain management techniques,” Dr. Hogan says. “Pain management is still a fairly young specialty – there wasn’t a board certification available for the specialty until the early 1990’s. There is still a lot to be learned and discovered.”
Dr. Hogan and his fellow physicians at Arizona Pain Specialists are all alumni of prestigious institutions and several serve as faculty members at Midwestern University and Mayo Clinic.
Arizona Pain Specialists Pain Support Group
Susan G. Komen For the Cure- Phoenix AZ
As an organization of healthcare professionals, the staff at Arizona Pain Specialists understands the importance of supporting medical research. On Sunday, 10-10-10 with the generous sponsorship of The Arizona Pain Foundation, approximately 50 APS employees and their families participated in the 18th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in downtown Phoenix. The 5K event raises funding for local breast cancer research with the hope of finding a cure. The Arizona Pain Specialists’ Pink Crusaders were among the 31,000 Race for the Cure participants and helped contribute to the $2 million dollars raised at Sunday’s inspiring event. More information can be found on Channel 12
May is “Achievement Through Pain Month!”
One of the most important things a chronic pain patient can do is keep doing activities and things you enjoy. Even when it feels like it’s impossible, you must keep trying, and here’s why. By doing those little activities you like to do, you create a sense of normalcy, which, when repeated, will lead to being happier. Achievement Through Pain Month is hosted on our Facebook group. We encourage you to choose a goal; no mater how small. Once you have established your goal, let us know how it’s going. It’s that simple! Even if your goal is to go for 3 half hour walks in one week – that’s a goal! Even if your goal is to write down one positive thought per day – that’s a goal! Choosing and then achieving these goals should make you feel a sense of accomplishment, which can lead to feeling happier and emotional well-being.
-Dr. Tory McJunkin & Dr. Paul Lynch
Mountain climber Kurt Gusinde is a world class athlete, on the level with any professional athlete. A climber of Mount McKinley in Alaska and six of the famous “Seven Summits,” Gusinde had plans of leaving to climb Mount Everest when excruciating pain stopped him short. A morning just three months before he was scheduled to leave, Gusinde was experiencing terrible shoulder pain. “The pain was a 10 out of 10. It was excruciating,” Gusinde says. After trying medications among other treatments, the pain was still at top levels. MRIs were performed and were conclusive of shoulder pain being the result of a problem with his neck.
Jamie Varner, Mixed Martial Arts Champion Speeds Injury Recovery Through Medical Treatments At Arizona Pain Specialists
(Phoenix, AZ) – Arizona Pain Specialists, a group of pain management clinics, has seen marked improvement in another valued patient, Mixed Martial Arts fighter and former Light Weight Champion, Jamie Varner. As a professional cage fighter Varner is often subjected to injuries that limit his ability to effectively perform at a world class caliber.
Arizona Pain Specialists, a local pain management clinic, will be hosting a Christmas party for refugee children at the Arizona Medical Clinic in Phoenix on Sunday, December 13, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The event will provide food, games and gifts for an expected 100 refugee adults and 200 children.
Studies actually show vertebroplasty effective at reducing pain
(SCOTTSDALE, AZ) – Two studies released today in the New England Journal of Medicine claim to demonstrate that vertebroplasty, a procedure to treat some painful spine fractures, is not effective. This is incorrect. Both studies actually demonstrate a significant improvement in patients’ pain and ability to function normally.
(Scottsdale, AZ) – Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane will assist in a ribbon-cutting ceremony on July 23, 2009 to celebrate the addition of an on-site procedure center to the fastest growing pain clinic in the Arizona. Arizona Pain Specialists saw more than 3,000 patients during June utilizing a comprehensive model including interventional pain treatments, chiropractic, biofeedback, relaxation therapy, on-site physio-rehab, open MRI and now a procedure center.