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  • Premier Pain Institute Save Patient from Paralysis

    Premier Pain Institute Save 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.

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  • Larry Center on Premier Pain Institute

    “I met Dr. Vengurlekar 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.”

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  • 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 enable a more rapid, natural recovery.” – Junior Spivey, former Arizona Diamondbacks All Star and World Series Champion

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  • 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 service, many Canadians prefer to receive immediate care in the U.S., and then apply for partial reimbursement from single-payer Canadian healthcare plans.

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  • Premier Pain Institute provides treatment for most common sports-related injuries

    Premier Pain Institute provides treatment for most common sports-related injuries

    In just Week Two of the NFL season, three top quarterbacks are out of commission with injuries – one of these quarterbacks for the entire season. So, we thought this was a good time to recap the Top 10 Most Common Sports Injuries, and how Premier Pain Institute (PPI) can help manage those. After all, we work with a number of professional athletes, including 2020 Pro Football Hall of Fame nominee Larry Centers!

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

    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.

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