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Stabilizing That Fractured Vertebra

Most issues that lead to chronic pain with your spine arise from either the cervical spine (neck), the C1-C7 vertebrae, or the lumbar spine (lower back), L1-L5 vertebrae. But osteoporosis can affect the thoracic spine. This is the middle of your back, vertebrae T1-T12, and this is where spinal compression fractures are more common. Dr. […]


Chronic Pain Isn’t Always Understood

The human body is a miracle of function and engineering. But at times, it can also be a pain…literally. And that pain can be somewhat of a mystery. That’s the case with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). This chronic pain condition occurs when the body sends high levels of nerve impulses to the affected site. […]


More About our MILD Treatments for Your Back Pain

In this month’s first blog, we addressed one of the major causes of chronic lower back pain, along with pain that can radiate down into the buttocks, legs, and feet — lumbar spinal stenosis. Stenosis can happen anywhere in the spine, but it is typical in the cervical and lumbar areas. In stenosis, the spinal […]


Could You Use MILD Treatment for your Back Pain?

If you have chronic lower back pain, it’s a good chance it’s due to lumbar spinal stenosis. This condition where the spinal canal narrows and the spinal cord is compressed makes it difficult just to walk around the block or grocery store. A surgical discectomy or laminectomy to reduce the compression of stenosis leads to […]


Stimulating Your Spine

When Dr. Trujillo encounters chronic back pain, he’ll employ a variety of treatments to try to alleviate the pain. But nerve pain doesn’t always show itself in the location it originates and pinpointing it can be difficult. We may use different treatments from epidural injections to radiofrequency ablation, but pain may still linger. In these […]


About that Standing Desk You’re Lobbying For

Standing desks are all the rage in the workplace. They’ve been linked to weight loss, less back pain, and possibly lower anxiety levels. But are all of those benefits necessarily true? Sure, it makes sense that standing and moving would burn lots more calories than sitting, but does it? A 2016 study in the Journal […]


A New Decade for Neck Respect

Dr. Trujillo sees lots of patients dealing with lots of chronic pain that’s originating in their cervical spine, their neck. While he is able to help these patients through the pain, he usually also informs them of some of the ways they’re not treating their necks with very much respect. Here are some pretty simple […]


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Pain

With chronic pain it can sometimes be difficult to pinpoint a cause and treat it. Research has shown that using cognitive behavioral therapy can help. We now offer cognitive behavioral therapy at Summit Healthcare Pain Clinic Associates. What is cognitive behavioral therapy? Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that seeks to identify […]


Spinal Osteoarthritis

If you’re over the age of 45 or 50, odds are you have arthritis. You read that right, but it’s not the type you think of where a person’s joints become so painful it’s hard to function. That’s rheumatoid arthritis. Most all of us who been active in our lives have some degree of another […]


Blocking Problematic Nerves

The bane of having a cell phone is the unknown callers offering all sorts of bogus schemes. You answer the call, hear the bogus threats of IRS imprisonment or other calamity, and then what do you do to that number? Block it. That’s kind of how Dr. Trujillo looks at problematic nerves in your neck. […]


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