Blog

11
Jun

Disc Displacement

What is Disc Displacement? When it comes to back pain, there are many causes. A very common cause is disc displacement and radiculopathy (or pinched nerve). Back pain can be a nightmare and can last a very long time. If you are unfortunately dealing with chronic back pain, you know firsthand the difficulties and challenges it creates. In the back,
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8
May

Beating the Summer Joint Pain Heat

With the summer heat just around the corner (if you’re not already feeling it), you might be noticing a change in your joints. Across the United States, the heat is rising, but not many places get as hot as Phoenix does. We can always anticipate hot summer days and barely a blink of relief at night. Weather seems to have

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26
Apr

Medication Management

At Summa Pain Care Centers in Arizona, we pride ourselves on working to reduce the painkiller addiction that is a major problem occuring throughout the United States. Our approach to chronic pain management is finding the source of pain and working to correct that, instead of throwing pills at it. Some people might be afraid of this approach, but we
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16
Apr

Tips for keeping knees pain free

Knee pain is very common as you age. Keeping all your joints healthy throughout your life is very important, and your knees are no exception. There are plenty of things you can do to keep your knees stable and strong, no matter how many years they have on them. Keeping pain at bay is very important as you age. Your
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16
Mar

Electrodiagnostic Testing

A commonly used technique to test the function of nerves and muscles is referred to as electrodiagnostic testing. This type of study is often ordered by a physician to find the cause or root of back or neck pain, numbness, tingling or loss of strength. From this study, a diagnosis can be made such as “pinched nerves” (radiculopathies), peripheral nerve
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8
Mar

Chronic Pain in Chandler

Addressing chronic pain in Chandler, Arizona brings upon its own unique approach and challenges. With pain medication over prescribing and overdosing running rampant all across the United States, you might be learning that new courses of action are taking place. We’re seeing trends that include little to no pain medication therapy. Pain medication only masks the pain, so we work
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7
Feb

Abdominal Migraines

When you think of migraines, you might imagine the most awful and excruciating pain in your head. You might also imagine nausea, coupled with sensitivity to light and sound. If you’ve had a migraine, you know how intense and crippling they can become. However, did you know there is also a condition called abdominal migraines that mostly affects young children?
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2
Feb

How to find a pain doctor and the questions you need to be asking

If you are one of thousands of people in Arizona suffering from chronic pain, you are not alone. Chronic pain is a serious issue in this state that has many facets. Pain doctors are plentiful, but so are over-medicating issues and improper diagnosing. The goal of many pain doctors is relieve as much pain as possible in the healthiest manner
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8
Jan

How Weather Affects Joint Pain?

We’ve all been there, sitting around with clear, blue skies when good ‘ol Aunt Em starts whining about her arthritis flaring up and her joints becoming painful and stiff. She lets everyone know that bad weather is upon us with confidence. You swear the weatherman said it was going to be a glorious afternoon, but lo and behold, Auntie is
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3
Jan

How to Avoid Lower Back Pain When Golfing?

Lower back pain can hinder anyone’s golf game. If you are suffering from back pain or worried about it having a negative effect on your game, then take notice of these 4 ways to keep your back pain and golf game in check. The Warm-Up There’s never a time to be more antsy than right before tee time! This is
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