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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 |2016-11-17T10:08:56-07:00August 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 |2016-11-17T10:09:12-07:00August 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 |2016-11-17T10:09:58-07:00July 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 |2016-11-17T15:14:32-07:00July 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 |2016-11-17T10:11:29-07:00July 8th, 2016|Tags: , |Comments Off on What You Need To Know About The Zika Virus

Free Therapy Initiative Launched By TalkSpace

Talk therapy for mood disorders such as depression and anxiety has become an increasingly popular approach to treatment, but one of the most challenging parts of starting therapy can be figuring out how to pay for it. While many insurance plans are now covering therapy in limited amounts, patients may [...]

By |2017-01-30T13:18:17-07:00April 20th, 2016|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Free Therapy Initiative Launched By TalkSpace

Chronic Pain Treatment Advances: ASA Researchers Highlight A Holistic Approach

Chronic pain treatment is a unique and complicated thing. Because pain is experienced differently by different people with a complex mix of factors that are physical, emotional, and psychological, it is difficult if not impossible to set one course of action for patients. Pain doctors must carefully evaluate the patient [...]

By |2016-11-17T10:23:19-07:00February 2nd, 2016|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Chronic Pain Treatment Advances: ASA Researchers Highlight A Holistic Approach