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Chronic pain increases holiday depression: How pain impacts self-image and interpersonal relationships

(Scottsdale, AZ)…Those who are prone to depression have a particularly difficult time during the holidays. Whether depression stems from unrealistic expectations, overextending oneself financially or the inability to see loved ones, if physical pain is added to the equation, the results can be dire. The physical impact of chronic pain is readily apparent. However, the mental impact can be no […]

Leading Scottsdale pain management physician cautions teens: Popular daredevil stunts lead to alarming number of injuries annually

(Scottsdale, AZ)….With the rising popularity of video sites and the free exchange of videos worldwide, an ever-increasing number of teens are engaging are engaging in dangerous daredevil activities. Although some of these videos can be entertaining, the fleeting glory of “outdoing” one’s peers does not compare to the pain of ill-advised injury. According to the Centers for Disease Control and […]

Armchair Quarterbacks Sustain Injuries

For sports purists, it’s hard to believe that E-Sports participants are actually referred to as “athletes” these days. More accurately, they are “gamers;” and, they generally lead extremely sedentary lifestyles. If there is an antithesis of an athlete, a gamer is usually it…unless we want to count the development of really, really, really small motor skills! In a world where […]

Junior Spivey on Premier Pain Institute

Junior Spivey on Premier Pain Institute

“Believe me…when you play baseball, you learn the names of ALL the shoulder injuries – rotator cuff tendinitis, bursitis, subluxation, impingement…you name it. Another thing you learn is to avoid surgery if at all possible. Recovery time is extensive, and return to peak performance is difficult. So, I would definitely recommend the minimally-invasive procedures offered by Premier Pain Institute. They […]

Canadians flock to Premier Pain Institute for Pain Management during winter months

Canadians flock to Premier Pain Institute for Pain Management during winter months

According to The Wall Street Journal, medical practices in Phoenix, Arizona see thousands of Canadian patients during snow-bird season. Premier Pain Institute (PPI) is among the more popular practices visited by Canadians; and, we welcome these patients with open arms. Although many praise the benefits of “free” Canadian healthcare, the wait times can be extremely lengthy. Rather than wait for […]

Prominent Scottsdale physician criticizes over-prescription of opioids to manage injury-related and chronic pain

(Scottsdale, AZ)…Five hundred percent. That is the extent to which opioid-related drug overdoses increased in the U.S. between 1999 and 2017. Equally concerning is the fact that preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that the number of overdose deaths in 2018 will be on par with 2017 at roughly 70,000. There are many reasons […]