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Spinal Cord Stimulation

Chronic pain is exhausting. It makes everything you do a chore. Getting up from a chair? Better do it just right. Walking the dog? Hopefully today’s a good day. Lifting more than about 10 pounds? Cross your fingers that your back doesn’t punish you. At Summit Healthcare Pain Clinic, Dr. Trujillo has many patients who […]


Pruning Trees and Shrubs All Weekend? How’s Your Elbow?

This weekend you bypassed the golf course, bike trail, and blobbing on football to instead get your yard ready for late fall and winter. You cut back trees and bushes and basically went crazy with those hand clippers. So, how does your arm feel today? We’re not talking about the muscles in your hand that […]


The Pain in Your Hip

We have bursae throughout our bodies. These small, jelly-like sacs contain a small amount of fluid and are positioned between bones and soft tissue, acting as cushions to help reduce friction. You’ll find bursa in all the joints, including the shoulder, elbow, knee, heel, and hip. When a bursa is inflamed, this is called bursitis. […]


Migraines Are No Match for Botox

Botox is one of the world’s most famous brand names. You’d be hard pressed to find a person across most of the globe who hasn’t heard of Botox. That’s based on the 2002 FDA approval of this neuromodulator for the cosmetic treatment of wrinkles and lines on the upper third of the face. Celebrities right […]


Phantom Pain Is Real

Whenever soldiers have returned from war and the horrors of an amputation, they have complained of pain that seems to be emanating from the body part that is no longer there. In earlier times, doctors believed this was a psychological problem, but that thinking has changed. Now experts such as Dr. Trujillo recognize that these […]


Why Your Neck Hurts

Neck pain is extremely common, but isn’t normal. It can range from mild soreness to severe pain. It can be a result of a single strain or it can be chronic. Chronic neck pain can be associated with weakness in the arms or numbness and tingling. This is a sign of more serious issues. Whatever […]


Myofascial Pain Syndrome

Dr. Trujillo deals with chronic pain with many of our Summit Healthcare patients. One source is known as myofascial pain syndrome. Myofascial pain syndrome is unlike many chronic pain sources in that it is muscle related, rather than back or joint related. Dr. Trujillo can help you deal with the chronic pain of this condition. […]


All Exercises are Not Good Exercises

At Summit Healthcare Pain Clinic, we view just about any exercise as a good thing. It is the way to strengthen muscles that support your spine. Strong muscles keep your back from being injured as easily. But your back can be a delicate customer, and certain exercises, or at least certain exercises done incorrectly, can […]


The Shooting Pain of Sciatica

OK, so you’re headed over to Phoenix to catch a Diamondbacks game and suddenly your leg on the accelerator starts burning and is painful. Or your butt has the same feeling. You may even have shooting pain down one or both legs. Sounds like you may be having a bout of sciatica. Sciatica is pain […]


Compressed Nerves Are Not Happy Nerves

While our spine is a mighty piece of engineering, it is prone to the same deterioration that comes with age as we see across our bodies. Over time the spine can develop degenerative changes that lead to compression of the spinal cord or the nerve roots exiting the spinal canal. This condition is called spinal […]


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