How the Gate Control Theory Can Unlock Chronic Pain Relief

How the Gate Control Theory Can Unlock Chronic Pain Relief

Chronic pain can have a debilitating impact on lives. But amidst the struggle, there’s hope. Understanding the complex mechanisms behind pain perception, like the Gate Control Theory, empowers us to[...]
New-Year-New-Hope-Managing-Chronic-Pain-in-2024

New Year, New Hope: Managing Chronic Pain in 2024

As pain management physicians, we witness firsthand the daily struggles of individuals living with chronic pain. It’s a thief of joy, stealing precious moments and impacting every aspect of life[...]
How Long Do Pinched Nerves Last

How Long Do Pinched Nerves Last?

The pain care specialists at Summit Spine & Joint Centers encounter countless questions regarding nerve pain and discomfort. Among the most common is: how long do pinched nerves last? Another freq[...]
Understanding Primary vs. Secondary Chronic Pain

Understanding Primary vs. Secondary Chronic Pain

Pain is a complex and deeply personal experience, one that we’ve all felt at some point in our lives. But for some, pain persists longer than it should, evolving into what is termed “chronic p[...]
Chronic Pain in Children and Teens

Dealing with Chronic Pain in Children and Teens

Chronic pain is often considered an adult affliction, but this overlooks a significant number of children and teenagers who suffer from ongoing chronic pain conditions. These younger populations are s[...]
Pain Management Options for Seniors

Pain Management Options for Seniors

Chronic pain can afflict people of all ages, but disproportionately affects seniors and elderly individuals, often severely impacting their quality of life. While medications are commonly prescribed f[...]
September is Pain Awareness Month

September is Pain Awareness Month: The Need for Understanding Chronic Pain

As physicians, we often meet people wearing brave faces, suppressing the anguish of their physical pain beneath the necessity of routine lives. The silent suffering doesn’t lessen the severity o[...]
Achilles tendonitis injury

Achilles Tendonitis is No Myth

The term “Achilles’ heel” comes from the ancient myth of Achilles, who was said to have been dipped into the river Styx by his mother to make him invulnerable. Unfortunately, Achilles’ hee[...]
What is Piriformis Syndrome

What is Piriformis Syndrome and What are the Best Treatments?

Piriformis syndrome is a relatively uncommon condition that affects the piriformis muscle, which is located deep within the buttocks. This muscle plays an essential role in the movement of the hip joi[...]
Arthritis vs Bursitis

Arthritis vs. Bursitis

Arthritis and bursitis are similar chronic pain conditions, in that they both cause painful inflammation that originates from a joint, such as hip or shoulder. The key difference involves the specific[...]