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New Study Finds Link Between Chronic Pain And Lack Of Sleep

A new study shows that the way chronic pain patients think about their pain and sleeping habits can actually lead to worsening pain symptoms. The study from the University of Warwick Sleep and Pain Laboratory was published on September 21, 2016. Researchers studied how lack of sleep can affect pain patients, [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:07:06-07:00 September 26th, 2016|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Money Woes Could Actually Be Creating More Pain

The past decade has been a difficult one in the U.S. The Great Recession caused financial uncertainty that lingers still for some people even as the overall financial picture of the country brightens. During this time, researchers noticed changes in two trends: an increase in uneasiness about people’s financial security [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:08:56-07:00 August 16th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Money Woes Could Actually Be Creating More Pain

Optogenetics — Treating Pain With Light

Chronic pain research often spends time and money looking for new pain targets in order to develop more effective drug interventions. While this is time well spent, drug interventions can be decades in the making and often come with powerful and dangerous side effects. A growing field of research is [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:09:12-07:00 August 10th, 2016|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Optogenetics — Treating Pain With Light

Is Pain Hereditary?

Chronic pain is a complex medical condition with no easy answers. While acute pain can often be traced to one particular injury or illness, why acute pain turns into chronic pain long after the accident occurs remains a mystery. This mystery is the focus of a new study that attempted [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:09:58-07:00 July 29th, 2016|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Is Pain Hereditary?

Arizona Pain Specialists Performs First DRG Stimulation Procedure

Arizona Pain Specialists, part of the Pain Doctor family, has performed the first dorsal root ganglion (DRG) stimulation procedure in Arizona, offering pain patients new hope for a pain-free future. DRG stimulation is a minimally-invasive procedure designed to help treat refractory or unresponsive pain in patients who have tried a number [...]

By | 2016-11-17T15:14:32-07:00 July 14th, 2016|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Arizona Pain Specialists Performs First DRG Stimulation Procedure

What You Need To Know About The Zika Virus

For many people, summer is synonymous with beach vacations, barbecues, and family time. This summer, a new synonym is taking over our vocabulary: Zika virus. Here’s what you need to know to keep yourself and your family safe this summer. What is the Zika virus? The virus was discovered in [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:11:29-07:00 July 8th, 2016|Tags: , |Comments Off on What You Need To Know About The Zika Virus

Sorry, Opioids Probably Aren’t Helping Your Lower Back Pain

It’s time to really talk about opioid use. Chronic pain is no laughing matter, and it’s nothing to be flippant about. We see thousands of patients a year who suffer terribly from lower back pain and other conditions. The struggles that they face in their daily lives, and the challenges [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:11:39-07:00 July 5th, 2016|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Sorry, Opioids Probably Aren’t Helping Your Lower Back Pain

Painkiller Use – What CNN Got Right

The news that painkillers may have contributed to Prince’s unexpected death has once again thrust painkiller use into the media spotlight. According to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 14,000 people died of opioid overdose in 2014. This may seem like a [...]

By | 2016-11-17T10:15:08-07:00 May 19th, 2016|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Painkiller Use – What CNN Got Right

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