Safe and Effective treatment for chronic pain relief
The AZ Pain Centers team of physicians is medically advanced in their knowledge and use of anti-inflammatory medications for the treatment of chronic pain. Our team is dedicated to helping those who suffer from pain; which is why we designed a procedure that works with our body's own healing agents, not against them.
The procedures are not only safe, but they are highly effective for treating a larger scope of disorders. Our medications attack the pain by reducing swelling and resetting nerve activity of the inflamed tissue. What makes the AZ Pain Centers procedure so unique is our treatment method allows Doctors to treat the entire source of inflamed and damaged tissue, providing a larger pain blockage.
The medications used also work synergistically with the body's chemistry to promote healing. This unique attribute can allow for better and longer results. We deliver the highest standard of care and have developed innovative procedures that are fast and virtually painless, yet highly effective in helping our patient’s reduce their dependence on life altering pain relievers. We are molded by a set of core values that are shared by each and every member of our Medical team, bringing a new dimension to the field of pain management.
For more information, visit www.azpaincenters.com or call 480-821-PAIN (7246) to schedule a consultation today.
Glossary | Pain-related illnesses
- Migraine Headache
- Tension Headache
- Cluster Headache
- Low Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Hand and Wrist Pain
- Joint and Muscle Pain
- Arm and Shoulder Pain
- Tennis Elbow
- Sciatic Pain
- Herniated and Bulging Discs
- Knee Pain
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Are the procedures painful?
AZ Pain Centers developed a new advanced medical technique called Comfort Technology which allows even the most pain sensitive patients to get the help they need. The medications and the techniques used were designed to eliminate pain, not cause more. Most patients will tell us that the procedures are painless, but everyone’s pain tolerance is different. Some describe the procedure as simple pressure, some as being snapped by a rubber band or a slight sting and others claim no pain at all. It is our goal to make the treatment a positive, safe and effective experience to have you back in action as quickly as possible.
What types of anti-inflammatory medications do you use?
The most commonly used medication is called Traumeel, but we are testing others. Traumeel has been used in the United States since 1986 and in Germany since 1937. Traumeel is available worldwide for use as an anti-inflammatory. Traumeel is listed in the PDR (Physicians Desk Reference) and indicated to have no known side-effects and without contraindications. Additionally, there is no evidence of the rebound effect (inflammation returning at a greater degree than prior to treatment) that is often times experienced when using steroids.
How long does the procedure take and what happens after the procedure?
The procedure takes 15-30 minutes. After the procedure, we recommend that you should have a ride home. It is advisable to take it easy for the day of the procedure. It is helpful to apply ice to the affected area. After the first day you can perform activity as tolerated or as instructed by your physician. You should be able to return to work the next day unless otherwise instructed by your physician.
How do I prepare for the treatment?
The treatment has proven to be safe and easy, we encourage you to stop pain medications, including over the counter pain medications, Eight (8) hours in advance. Stop blood thinners 48 hours in advance. Please discuss this with the prescribing Doctor prior to discontinuing blood thinners to be sure it is safe for you to do so. You will want to have a light snack before the treatment. Eating before the procedure can reduce a drop in blood sugar to which some people may experience due to fear.
Is the treatment covered by insurance?
We accept many PPO insurance plans with out of network benefits. Please call for more information.