Arizona Pain Specialists was founded based on the principle that everybody experiencing chronic pain deserves the best possible treatment.
Comprehensive pain care is incredibly complex because of the multi-faceted nature of pain. 2 people experiencing the same type of pain may have separate causes for that pain. Because of the complexity of chronic pain, many doctors avoid digging deep to uncover the root cause, instead prescribing potentially dangerous drugs to patients.
Working to identify the causes of patients’ pain takes time, which is in short supply for many doctors. Arizona Pain Specialists doctors, on the other hand, focus on helping patients figure out exactly what’s ailing them and then devise customized treatment plans. Our doctors take this role seriously and are involved in some of the most advanced research dedicated to improving the lives of people experiencing all types of pain.
Treatments such as nerve blocks, which stop pain signals at the source, and joint injections, which help painful, inflamed joints regain optimal lubrication and movement, have helped thousands of patients reduce their pain and regain their joy of living. Painkillers meanwhile, change how the brain processes pain but do nothing to alleviate the cause.
Arizona Pain Specialists exists to give chronic pain patients hope.
Our doctors educate patients about alternative methods of pain care that complement our highly effective and cutting-edge treatments. We also advocate lifestyle changes including stress reduction and improved nutrition, which can vastly improve patients’ quality of life and reduce overall levels of pain. The lifestyle component is critical, but is another area frequently neglected by doctors because of the time it takes to educate patients.
Arizona Pain Specialists works on an interdisciplinary approach, which means that all of the medical professionals—from pain doctors to chiropractors—working on your case communicate and collaborate to achieve the best treatment outcome. This collaboration ensures multiple medical minds are working on your behalf. It also significantly reduces the likelihood of gaps or redundancies in care.
Family member’s battle with cancer pain inspired founding of Arizona pain practice.
Chronic pain is an area close to Arizona Pain Specialists’ founders Dr. Paul Lynch and Dr. Tory McJunkin. The 2 doctors met while undergrads in college. Later, while they were attending medical school at the University of Oklahoma, Paul’s mother-in-law developed pancreatic cancer. While she fought the illness and the incredible pain it caused her, Paul worked desperately to figure out a way to help her.
Along the way, he learned about interventional pain procedures—a journey that would change his life. He grew increasingly passionate about the methods he learned to appease the pain of those suffering. 1 day, he realized this path was his life’s calling. Excited, he drove to Tory’s house and told him of his plans.
Paul’s enthusiasm ignited a similar passion in Tory, and they each decided to continue their studies in the practice of interventional pain at the University of Iowa and New York University, respectively.
Arizona Pain Specialists now has 7 metropolitan Phoenix locations, with medical professionals specializing in:
The inclusion of these alternative therapies is another factor separating Arizona Pain Specialists from other practices. Many traditional doctors don’t work with these types of medicine, let alone offer them under the same roof, and so patients aren’t able to experience their benefits.
After all these years, Arizona Pain Specialists’ governing principle remains the same: “Is this the treatment we would want for our Mom or Dad if they were in pain?”
Exciting times are ahead in pain medicine. New therapies like stem cell treatment help people every day.
This commitment to providing patients with cutting-edge, comprehensive care, led Arizona Pain Specialists to form the Arizona Pain Stem Cell Institute. The institute focuses on regenerative medicine, including stem cell treatments, which is the new frontier of medicine.
Regenerative medicine involves helping the body regenerate its own damaged tissue, bone, and cartilage as opposed to cutting out those areas during surgery. This field is relatively new, and its therapies are not yet front-line defense. Right now, only people who have tried other options without benefit are typically recommended for treatment. However, that could change in the future as more studies are conducted and this emerging frontier is better explored.
Arizona Pain Stem Cell Institute is participating in many research studies designed to quantify the benefits of these transformational therapies. Many of our patients apply and become accepted into these studies, receiving money to partially or wholly pay for treatment.
In addition to stem cell therapy, the Institute also offers platelet rich plasma therapy and amniotic tissue therapy, a practice that harnesses the healing potential of amniotic fluid, which is the substance that surrounds a fetus during pregnancy.
Arizona Pain Specialists provides access to the most advanced medical procedures and comprehensive care.
With 7 locations across the Valley, Arizona Pain Specialists provides easy access to residents throughout the Phoenix metro area. The practice’s flagship location is in Scottsdale, while other offices are located in Glendale, Surprise, Chandler, Gilbert, North Phoenix, and downtown Phoenix.
To further the doctors’ commitment to improving the lives of people experiencing chronic pain, the office hosts a free support group every Wednesday at 5 p.m. at the Scottsdale office. The session lasts for 90 minutes and offers people the opportunity to connect with others who know how it feels to live with chronic pain.
Many participants make lasting connections, talking to 1 another during the week, which they find improves their quality of life.
PainDoctor.com, a national website that is affiliated with Arizona Pain Specialists, also facilitates an online Facebook support group, with more than 30,000 members. People are welcome to join, share their stories, inspire and support fellow members.
From creating community for chronic pain patients to expanding the availability of cutting-edge treatments, Arizona Pain Specialists is dedicated to serving each person who walks through its doors with the best medicine.
Have you ever thought about treating pain holistically with a team-based approach?
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