From the Research Department

New Clinical Trial for Neuropathic Pain By Ted Swing, Ph.D. Physical trauma often produces immediate pain, but for many injuries this pain recedes as the body heals over time. Some types of trauma can cause damage or irritation of the nerves responsible for sensing pain. This can lead to chronic nerve pain. For example, a … Read more

Charged Up

It may seem like a tool from the dark ages, but up until fairly recently, the pager was one of the primary communication tools in a doctor’s arsenal. Whether it was a patient emergency or a problem at the hospital, pagers were the device that every M.D. had on their person at all times. After … Read more

When the ache isn’t specific, it’s a major problem

By Kevin Whipps Pain of all kinds is difficult to deal with, but there are some types of pain that are easier to manage than others. With headaches, for example, you know where the problem is and therefore where to focus your attention. But what about the pain that seems to come from everywhere that … Read more

Spanish Tortilla with Roasted Red Peppers and Chorizo

South of the Border This traditional Spanish tortilla recipe takes inspiration from the rustic peasant dish to create an eggy casserole that’s started on the stovetop and finished under the broiler. Roasted red peppers, slices of spicy chorizo sausage and bubbling manchego cheese give this dish all the savory qualities of your favorite pizza without … Read more

Just the Facts

An Inside Look at the Clinical Research Process By Ted Swing, Ph.D., and Kevin Whipps As researchers, we are committed to leading the way in pain medicine through clinical trials. But often we’re asked how we do what we do: the process, treatments and conditions, and what those mean for our clients. So what is … Read more

Two Free Upcoming Expos

Check out these two free upcoming expos. Chronic Pain Expo Sept. 7In honor of September’s status as chronic pain awareness month, Arizona Pain will sponsor a free Chronic Pain Awareness Expo on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. Ideal for caregivers and those living with chronic pain, the event will be an opportunity to learn how to … Read more

Poached Fish with Tomato-Saffron Broth and Garden Vegetables

By Jess O’Toole This is a recipe for the heat of summer, when tomatoes hang heavily on the vine and your garden is bursting with fresh herbs. Poached fish may sound fancy, but it’s a foolproof technique for cooking fish by gently simmering it in broth for a few minutes. Any firm white-fleshed fish will … Read more

Spinach and Quinoa Salad

Spinach and Quinoa Salad with Strawberries and Balsamic Vinaigrette By Jess O’Toole Ingredients: 1 cup cooked brown quinoa, cooled to room temperature3 oz. spinach leaves (or one 5 oz. container packaged spinach leaves)1 pint fresh strawberries1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves2 tbsp. fresh chopped chives1/3 cup Marcona almonds1 tbsp. plus 1 tsp. aged balsamic vinegar3 … Read more

Family Additions

We introduce the latest location of Arizona Pain. By Kevin Whipps Arizona Pain has locations across the Valley, but those in the Desert Ridge area just got a more convenient option, with the addition of our new clinic located right off the Loop 101 and Tatum Boulevard in Phoenix. And better yet, it comes with … Read more

Tere Derbez-Zacher World Champion Runner

Positive Energy By Kevin Whipps It’s 5 a.m. on a weekday, and a woman is lacing up her shoes to head out for a run. It’s not a jog for her health, it’s not about trying to reach some personal goal. It’s to forget. To try to work out the pain she felt from her … Read more