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4 Cutting-Edge Technologies Reflect Changing View of Neurostimulation

Back in 1965, Melczak and Wall published their Gate Control Theory, which led to dramatic changes in the medical community’s understanding of pain and, eventually, to the development of new types of treatment for pain. Per the Gate Control Theory, the brain sometimes regulates incoming pain signals from the body, making them seem less intense. [...]

February 14th, 2017|Tags: , |2 Comments

Newly FDA-Approved VertiFlex Superion Offers Back Pain Relief

A newly-approved device, the VertiFlex Superion, may offer chronic pain patients relief from common causes of back pain and leg pain. Read on to learn more. What causes back pain? The most common source of chronic pain is the lower back, specifically the lumbar spine. Several painful conditions can develop in the lumbar spine, such [...]

December 13th, 2016|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Arizona Pain Specialists Is Actively Recruiting For 
Clinical Trials

Clinical trial researchers test a variety of new treatments for various medical conditions. Clinical trials that prove successful receive approval and eventually become a part of the standard treatments for a certain pain condition. This research is incredibly important, and at Arizona Pain Specialists, we are committed to advancing the practice of pain medicine by taking part [...]

October 12th, 2016|Tags: , , |4 Comments

Actively Recruiting For Lower Back Pain Clinical Trials (And More!)

Clinical researchers test a variety of new treatments for various medical conditions. Those that prove successful receive approval and eventually become a part of the standard treatments for that condition. This research is incredibly important and we are committed to advancing the practice of pain medicine by taking part in clinical trials, in areas such [...]

The Latest Opioid Addiction Statistics

There has been a lot of controversy over the last few years about the risks and benefits of opioid painkillers as well as how they are used in treating chronic pain. It is important to note, however, that this does not include certain patients such as those diagnosed with cancer or those who are undergoing [...]

August 26th, 2016|Tags: , , |0 Comments

5 New Prescription Pain Medication Research Findings

Pain is almost never a good sign and it affects more people in the U.S. than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined. The main treatment for pain comes from prescription pain medications most of which are known as opioids. These meds are extremely valuable when fighting chronic pain, but can lead to some serious side [...]

August 24th, 2016|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

What Is The Low FODMAP Diet (And Does It Work)?

Digestive distress is something that most people can understand. Beyond stomachaches, however, there are more serious conditions that can start with abdominal pain. Irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease are two examples of serious chronic conditions that affect the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Neither disorder has a known root cause so treating them can be [...]

4 New Inflammatory Bowel Disease Research Findings

Inflammatory bowel disease is a serious chronic condition that affects the digestive system. Treatments for this disorder are aimed at alleviating symptoms and avoiding flare-ups as the root cause still remains a mystery. However, there is new research coming out that dives into the various ways inflammatory bowel disease develops and new treatment options to [...]

Do PRP Injections Work?

Over the past decade, platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections have become famous. This is mainly because professional athletes have used them to more quickly and efficiently heal from sports-related injuries. In the past few years, their growing popularity has shown that PRP injections could also be a great alternative treatment option for the average active [...]

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