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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 [...]

2016-10-24T14:01:35-07:00October 12th, 2016|Tags: , , |4 Comments

The Latest On The CDC Opioid Pain Management Guidelines

In March of this year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new pain management guidelines for health care providers relating to opioid use called the Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. Specifically, these guidelines laid out suggestions on how physicians should curtail writing prescriptions for opioids. In the case of chronic pain [...]

2017-01-30T12:54:23-07:00September 5th, 2016|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The Latest On The CDC Opioid Pain Management Guidelines

How Does The Placebo Effect Work?

Chronic pain is a serious issue and is a constant concern for those who suffer from it. There are many treatments for pain depending on the source. These can include medications, therapies, and even surgery. Effectiveness often depends on the severity of the condition and which treatment method is employed. However, there is also a [...]

2016-10-24T14:01:47-07:00August 5th, 2016|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on How Does The Placebo Effect Work?

Our Bodies “Remember” Pain, New Pain Research Says

Pain is an important part of all of our lives. It lets us know when we are injured or have a problem that need to be addressed. However, pain can become an issue when it stops being acute and evolves into a more chronic condition after the cause has been resolved. It is believed that [...]

2016-10-24T14:01:48-07:00August 3rd, 2016|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Our Bodies “Remember” Pain, New Pain Research Says

Arizona Pain Specialists Performs First DRG Stimulation Procedure

Arizona Pain Specialists, part of the Pain Doctor family, has performed the first dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation procedure in Arizona, offering pain patients new hope for a pain-free future. DRG stimulation is a minimally-invasive procedure designed to help treat refractory or unresponsive pain in patients who have tried a number of different treatment methods. Arizona [...]

2016-10-24T14:01:49-07:00July 27th, 2016|Tags: , , |4 Comments

How Has The Affordable Care Act Improved Care For Pain Patients?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is one of the most monumental bills passed in the United States in the last decade and is the single largest change to the health care system since the passage of Medicaid and Medicare in 1965. Its purpose is to fundamentally alter the U.S. health care system by expanding affordable [...]

2017-01-30T12:53:51-07:00May 11th, 2016|Tags: , , |Comments Off on How Has The Affordable Care Act Improved Care For Pain Patients?

Arizona Pain’s Report On The New CDC Opioid Guidelines

As you may know, last year the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) published a draft of some very controversial new opioid prescribing guidelines for those with chronic pain. These guidelines were meant to reduce the number of people in the U.S. who are taking opioids, as dependency, overdose, and abuse were on the rise. While [...]

2016-10-24T14:02:14-07:00April 27th, 2016|Tags: , |Comments Off on Arizona Pain’s Report On The New CDC Opioid Guidelines

Google Moves Into Medicine

With the wealth of information available online these days, it seems like suddenly everyone is a doctor. This can be problematic for doctors who believe that this knowledge should only be delivered under a physician’s care, but the truth of the matter is this: Google is the largest search engine in the world, and patients [...]

2016-10-24T14:02:31-07:00February 24th, 2016|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Google Moves Into Medicine

Rising Opioid Prescription Rates May Be Ushering In Heroin Epidemic, Researchers Say

Increasing opioid prescription rates have escalated the number of people abusing the drug. And while the majority people taking the pills don’t abuse them, the epidemic and its implications are shaping the national drug abuse conversation. Frighteningly, some measures intended to curb the disturbing trend have only turned the most vulnerable opioid abusers onto heroin. [...]

2016-10-24T14:02:33-07:00February 17th, 2016|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Rising Opioid Prescription Rates May Be Ushering In Heroin Epidemic, Researchers Say

From The Lab: A Research Study Recap

By Ted Swing, Ph.D Clinical research studies are a critical tool for the advancement of pain medicine. They provide evidence that the Food and Drug Administration uses to decide if a new treatment is safe and effective enough to approve for use in treating a particular condition. These studies can also help convince insurers that [...]

2015-10-08T10:07:04-07:00October 13th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on From The Lab: A Research Study Recap