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Celebrity Endorsement

Celebrity Endorsement

Larry Centers Arizona Cardinals Alum, NFL record-holder and Super bowl Champion – “I met Dr. V at a charity golf tournament in Scottsdale recently. When I heard about his pain management practice, I was extremely impressed. Having played in the NFL for 14 years, I know many former players who suffer from chronic pain. I applaud the efforts of Dr. V and Premier Pain Institute to use minimally invasive procedures to alleviate pain and avoid major surgery or long-term use of pain killers.” Check out Larry NFL.com Larry Centers on Wikipedia

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PPI Saves Patient from Paralysis

PPI Saves Patient from Paralysis

Earlier this month, a patient came to see Dr. Sham Vengurlekar, complaining of excruciating back pain. This patient had been turned away from two hospitals, each of which said he had “muscle spasms.” They had missed a critical and potentially life-threatening injury. Dr. V did not dismiss this patient’s pain complaint. He completed a manual exam and three MRIs, only to discover that this patient had a fractured vertebrae and spinal infection. Within two hours, Dr. V admitted this patient to the hospital. The patient had spine surgery the following morning at dawn with IV antibiotics. He was on the verge of complete paralysis from a cord compression, caused by epidural abscess. Without question, the speed and efficiency of Dr. V’s diagnosis saved this patient from impending paralysis (and perhaps even death). The patient is extremely grateful.

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Premier Pain Institute is the compelling choice for help with joint pain, neck pain, elbow pain, back pain, arthritis, whiplash and sciatica in Scottsdale and Phoenix. Our pain management specialists focus on minimally invasive, customized treatment for all your pain issues.  

Sham Vengurlekar, MD is the founder of Premier Pain Institute.

Dr. Vegularkar (known in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area as Dr. V) is certified in Interventional Pain, Surgery and Anesthesiology, as well as Fellowship Trained in Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. V. started medical school at St. John’s Medical College (the India equivalent of an Ivy League university that is now known as St. John’s Academy of Health Sciences, Bangalore) at the age of 16. He graduated at the top of his class, earning gold medals in each year of school for excelling in every subject throughout his six and one-half years of medical training.

Pain Management Sham Vengurlekar, MD

Pain Treated: Lower Back Pain

Patient Sherry

Premier Pain Institute. years ago when I ruptured a disc in my neck. If it were not for them, I would probably still be in terrible pain.

I ruptured disc in my lower back and again, they were able to help me. I would recommend them to anyone, and I have.

No one doctor will ever touch or treat me for any other pain. Premier Pain Institute actually care about their patients and don’t want to see them in pain.

Questions for Sherry
1. How has your daily life improved from the treatment you received from Dr. Vengurlekar?
I can move freely now and not have to worry about pain.

2. Would you recommend Premier Pain Institute to a friend or relative? Why?
I already have because Dr. V cares!

3. What do you consider to be the most valuable aspect of your experience with us?
Being able to move and stay on my feet.

4. If you’ve had experience with other Pain Management healthcare providers, what sets us apart from them?
I have never been anywhere else and would never consider going anywhere else.


Pain Treated: Bulging Disc

Patient Jodi L

On June 26, 2010, while visiting my daughter and family in OK, I woke up with excruciating pain in my back, hips and legs. It felt like I had butcher knives sticking into me. In early September, a friend of mine from church recommended that I go to Premier Pain Institute. I had an X-ray and MRI which revealed a bulging disc in my L4, L5 and S1.

I received 3 injections and my back is tremendously better. During those months, I acquired a tear in my hip-joint. Premier Pain Institute is now working to get that pain fixed.

Premier Pain Institute staff are wonderful!! They are friendly and compassionate. I appreciate that Premier Pain Institute takes a very conservative approach to treatment. I have grown to love all of the staff! God has truly blessed me! Thank you Premier Pain Institute and staff!! God bless you!

Questions for Jodi L
1. How has your daily life improved from the treatment you received from Dr. Vengurlekar? 
I can walk and do normal activities without excruciating pain.

2. Would you recommend Premier Pain Institute to a friend or relative? Why?
Yes! They have helped me tremendously.

3. What do you consider to be the most valuable aspect of your experience with us? 
Kind, Caring, Compassionate people.

Jodi L

Pain Treated: Rotator Cuff

Patient Dennis Lauchner

I injured my rotator cuff, in my left shoulder, nearly two decades ago and have lived with pain on and off since that injury. It seemed that every time I would do certain exercises, or throw, or play golf more than once a month, I would experience the pain for months and months again. It got to the point that I was living with the pain every day, and my range of motion was limited, affecting most activities involving my left arm.

I was recommended to Dr. Vengurlekar by a close friend who is very knowledgeable in pain management. Within moments of my first visit, he had established an accurate diagnosis even with out an MRI, a treatment plan, and told me that I would feel better almost immediately. My only requirement was to take it easy on heavy lifting and golf for about 6 weeks. After the first treatment, my shoulder was nearly pain free and my range of motion had improved dramatically. Following only two treatments, my shoulder felt like it was new. Since my treatments, I have returned to my normal workouts in the gym and I can play golf as many times a month as I choose, without feeling any pain at all.

Dennis Lauchner

Pain Treated: CRPS/Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

“I was injured at work. An orthopedic surgeon performed a knee medial meniscectomy on me. I had severe intractable, burning pain after the surgery and began to notice color changes. The pain was so intractable, that no pain medications and physical therapy helped me. My entire life changed. I was broke. My case manager found Dr. Vengurlekar and I traveled to Arizona to see him. He diagnosed RSD and performed a Radio-frequency Ablation on my back, and I am now pain-free. I have got my life back, thanks to the efforts of Dr. Vengurlekar.”
Name: V.P. | Pain Treated: Spine Pain from Cancer
“I had colon cancer. Several years after a surgery on my bowel, cancer spread to my back and I developed severe pain. Dr. Vengurlekar in conjunction with my other treating doctors, treated me with plasma energy to remove the tumor in my spine and then injected cement to strengthen my vertebrae. I am now completely pain-free.”

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Premier Pain Institute. We value and appreciate your expression. Your success story may serve as inspiration and encouragement to others who are struggling with pain.