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By Ted Swing, Ph.D. Clinical research is a critical part of advancing medical treatments of chronic pain. As part of our commitment to leading the way in cutting-edge treatments for pain, Arizona Pain will be recruiting patients to take part in two potentially groundbreaking new clinical trials. VertiFlex Totalis Trial One very common pattern of … Read more

September On Inside Arizona Pain

Fall is finally in the air, and cooler temperatures bring plenty of time to catch up on reading. September was a big month for people affected by chronic pain because it marked Pain Awareness Month, Stand Up To Cancer Day, and Healthy Aging Month. All month long during Pain Awareness Month, patients, advocates, and others … Read more

Understanding Body Pathways Is Key To Future Pain Treatments

“Pain is a disease,” says pediatrician and anesthesiologist Elliot Krane, who works at Stanford University’s Packard Children’s Hospital. Krane’s take is different from the prevailing mindset that pain is instead a symptom of another underlying condition. In fact, about 10% of patients with serious conditions, such as cancer, infections, or problems requiring operations, experience persistent … Read more

Technology Advances The Fight Against Cancer Pain

Cancer pain affects a third of patients and up to 10% of survivors, according to Mayo Clinic and the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Pain can result from the cancer itself, treatment to fight the cancer, or from surgery required to remove the growth. Cancer is a complex disease, and treating it is a similarly complex … Read more

Treating Chronic Leg Pain

Chronic leg pain–any type of leg pain condition that lasts for 3 months or more–is a serious condition facing many people. At Arizona Pain, we always endeavor to provide the most up-to-date information about any pain condition, while also incorporating holistic lifestyle approaches into treatment plans. If you suffer from chronic leg pain, you can … Read more

Fish Tales: What Squid Reveal About Chronic Pain

New research focused on squid has revealed why pain may be essential to survival. A study published in Current Biology revealed that an injury caused the aquatic animals to be on high alert, which in turn helped them survive an attack by a predator. If living beings must exhibit special instincts to come out on … Read more

Research Studies Update

What’s going on in the Research department. By Ted Swing, Ph.D. The development of new treatments for pain depends on studies called clinical trials. Clinical trials are studies that typically take place at many locations around the country — sometimes around the world. The study is supported by a sponsor, but the treatments are overseen … Read more

New Study to Examine the Efficacy of Burst Neurostimulation

From the Research Dept.New Study to Examine the Efficacy of Burst NeurostimulationBy Ted Swing, Ph.D. One of the frontiers in the treatment of chronic pain is neurostimulation (also called neuromodulation). Neurostimulation involves devices that deliver electrical pulses to alter nerve responses. When used in the brain, this can be used to prevent epileptic seizures or … Read more