With CRPS, pain emerges as the result of a previous trauma, but instead of healing over time, it becomes worse. To make things even more complicated, you begin to experience a range of additional symptoms, such as skin discoloration and sensory changes. Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is excruciating and difficult to cope with. Fortunately, researchers continue to make progress as they search for potential new treatments for CRPS.
Red light therapy is a non-invasive therapy that claims to help treat everything from chronic pain to acne on a cellular level. Also known as low-level laser therapy (LLLT), low-power laser therapy (LPLT), and photobiomodulation (PBM), red light therapy may be a good solution for complex health issues. But what is red light therapy really, and how does it work?
Your immune system is a complex system that is responsible for fighting off infections, bacteria, and viruses. As we continue to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the effects of pain on the immune system is an important topic. Unfortunately, data shows that those with compromised immune function are more likely to contract the virus … Read more
Telemedicine is not a new technology—it has been in use since the 1950s. Back then, when you weren’t able to get to your doctor, a quick phone call and description of symptoms stood in for an in-office visit. These days, telemedicine has so much more to offer patients and their doctors, though. And, due to … Read more
Do you suffer from chronic pain that isn’t responding to traditional treatments? Becoming part of a clinical trial can give you access to cutting-edge treatment options for your pain. Here’s answers to your most frequently-asked questions about our clinical trials. What is a clinical trial? A clinical trial is a type of study examining one … Read more
Notoriously difficult to diagnose, fibromyalgia causes very real pain to those affected by it despite remaining a mystery in many other ways. A musculoskeletal disorder, it’s characterized by a lowered pain threshold and extra sensitivity to situations that would cause an unaffected person no pain at all. Fibromyalgia research is constantly looking for emerging therapies … Read more
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. … Read more
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 … Read more
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, we are committed to advancing the practice of pain medicine by taking part in … Read more
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 … Read more