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Understanding pain and its causes is important in dealing with such problem. Here at Arizona Pain and Spine Institute, we want our clients or would-be clients to have a better grasp of the many kinds of pain and its causes. We want to share our knowledge regarding the spine and several conditions and syndromes that might lead to uncomfortable and unbearable pain. This is our way of giving back to our dear clients.

We do this by writing articles which we hope people can learn from. We offer insights in dealing with the pain and understanding certain conditions, particularly those involving the spine, through our blogs. Check out our blogs and articles here. Learn more and enjoy reading.

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Spinal Cord Stimulator Implantation

May 22, 2017

If you have undergone surgery or if you want to try another treatment for your back or neck pain, you can consider getting a spinal cord stimulator implant. The recent statistics shows that around 14,000 patients around the world undergo such implant each year. How does spinal cord stimulation work? It works by sending low …

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Percutaneous Disc Nucleoplasty: A Primer

March 22, 2017

Percutaneous disc nucleoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat and reduce pain caused by herniated discs or disc protrusion. This procedure also helps restore and promote mobility. Being minimally invasive, nucleoplasty involves smaller incision, faster recovery and lower risks of complication compared to traditional surgery. This procedure is conducted by a trained radiologist …

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Vertebroplasty vs Kyphoplasty

March 13, 2017

  Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty are two of the most common approaches in vertebral augmentation. These are helpful in preventing progressive spinal deformity, treating pain and other symptoms, and stabilizing a vertebral fracture. The two treatments are categorized as minimally invasive procedures. They are generally designed to treat vertebral compression fractures or VCF which affect the …

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What to Expect From a Sacroiliac Joint Injection

February 28, 2017

The sacroiliac joint, or SI, is located at the bottom of the spine, just above the tailbone and below the lumbar spine. It is the joint that connects the sacrum and pelvis. Due to certain reasons, the joint can suffer from an injury or dysfunction. This sacroiliac joint dysfunction is often the cause of low …

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Facts You Should Know About Sacroiliac Joint

February 7, 2017

Many people are actually suffering from sacroiliac (SI) joint pain. This article explores the approaches to pain relief for the SI joint. What Is the Sacroiliac Joint? The sacroiliac joint connects the sacrum—the triangular bone at the bottom of the spine—with the pelvis-iliac bone that is part of the hip joint. The human body has …

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Pain Management Techniques for Degenerative Disc Disease

February 1, 2017

Degenerative disc disease is one of the most common causes of pain in the lower back and neck and is also the most misunderstood. Upon diagnosis, degenerative disc disease simply describes the symptoms of pain and the possible weakness and numbness which stem from the degenerated disc in the spine. However, many patients that have …

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Facts You Should Know About Sciatica

January 11, 2017

Sciatica is characterized by a debilitating and sometimes severe pain that affects the large sciatic nerve, running along the lower back down to the legs. Millions of Americans suffer from this. A basic understanding of sciatica is helpful in managing the pain and finding the right treatment. To erase the confusion about this condition and …

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Common Causes of Back Pain and Neck Pain

January 4, 2017

The solution to a problem usually starts with identifying its causes. In back and neck pain, having knowledge about human spine anatomy is an advantage. This is because the most common causes of pain originate from this part of our body. To help people with their spine-related problems, we have listed some of the common …

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Everything You Need to Know About Back Pain

December 16, 2016

I. Introduction to Back Pain Back pain is something that can happen to anyone. The level of intensity varies from person to person. Some suffer from acute pain, while others have chronic back pains. The level of pain and other factors are reasons why each person needs a specific pain management and treatment plan. Identifying …

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Human Spine Anatomy and Physiological Functions

December 6, 2016

  Human Spine Anatomy and Physiological The human spine extends from the lower back to the brain, and is part of the central nervous system. It consists of a spinal cord, the outer layer of which is made up of myelin-sheathed nerve fibers. It has specialized tracts that send impulses such as pain, pressure and …

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