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.
What Makes Occupational Therapy Unique You have chronic pain that impacts your daily life. While you may be on pain medications, for many individuals, that simply isn’t enough to fully regain their quality of life. Enter the occupational therapist. An OTs work is so much more than just managing the symptoms of pain. Unlike other …Read More
Ancient Chinese Treatments for Modern-Day Pain Pain medications, prescription or otherwise, are effective at relieving pain. Unfortunately, this relief comes at a cost. For most pain medications, long-term use results in several consequences. Side effects, tolerance, dependency, and even addiction all become risks when medications alone are used to mask chronic pain. For this reason, …Read More
According to the CDC, just over 20% of Americans suffer with some form of chronic pain. This contributes to nationally inflated health care costs in addition to decreased productivity and quality of life. As such, finding ways to alleviate or manage pain for those who suffer is integral for mental, physical, and workplace health. While …Read More
For a number of years, prescribing opioids to individuals suffering with chronic pain was the gold standard of pain management. As time wore on however, it became apparent in the medical community that these drugs were creating a dependency in patients, opening Pandora’s box on the lasting impact of opioid addiction on patient lives. To …Read More
Over the last two decades, the rise of opioid prescriptions as a treatment for chronic pain have risen exponentially. Initially found to be both safe and effective, the medical community later learned that these medications not only resulted in additional and lasting impairments, but were less effective at treating several types of pain than initially …Read More
For many individuals with cancer or undergoing cancer treatments, managing pain is part of the treatment plan. These cancer related pains can be caused by cancer itself, by side effects of Chemo and Radiation Therapy, and sometimes chronic pain features. Known in the medical community as analgesics, pain medications and other treatments can combine to …Read More
Cancer is a debilitating, life-changing disease that takes the lives of millions each year. The disease occurs when cells in the body split uncontrollably and incorrectly in a certain location. The extra cells then combine to form tumors. While there is currently no cure, medical practitioners have begun using stem cell therapy to combat cancer. …Read More
Whether experiencing pain from an acute strain or suffering with chronic aches, physical therapy is a common method of pain management. Used either on its own or in combination with other medications and lifestyle changes, physical therapy utilizes your body’s natural healing abilities to help promote healthy movement, re-strengthening, and ultimately return the patient to …Read More
When we talk about “headaches,” we use this as a blanket terminology to describe any number of head pains caused by everything from allergies to stress. Migraines, however, are quite a bit different. While there is quite a bit of overlap between headaches and migraines, the two are fundamentally different and, if persistent, require different …Read More
Headaches are one of the most common afflictions a person can suffer from. In fact, there are over 300 known types of headaches. Some are slight and easy to ignore while others, especially when chronic, can have a major impact on your life and daily functioning. Headaches include a variety of types, many symptoms, and …Read More
Eye pain occurring side by side with a headache is an unfortunate commonality for many individuals who suffer from chronic headaches. These pains can be debilitating and long lasting, sometimes even requiring specialized therapies and prescription medications to properly manage. Below, you will find the three main types of headache that cause excessive eye pain. …Read More
The hip region of the human body is packed with muscles, tendons, nerves, and joints. Even the most careful individuals will usually injure this complex area at some point in their lives, causing pain and reduced range of motion in the short term, but potential for hip problems in the long term. While many simply …Read More