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That Pain in the Hip

Our hips are pretty amazing. They provide stability for the body when we walk. When we jump or create other impact, our hips take the impact. That’s why our hip joints are among the largest and strongest on our bodies. But for many of us our hips are a source of pain. For an increasing […]


Showing Your Nerves a Little Shocking Treatment

Nearly 65 million Americans report a recent episode of back pain. Some 16 million adults (that’s 8 percent of all U.S. adults) experience persistent or chronic back pain, and it limits certain daily activities. That’s a lot of pain out there. But Dr. Trujillo can help by using radiofrequency energy to quiet those problematic nerves. […]


Intrathecal Pain Pumps

In this month’s first blog we covered the first of two methods to overcome chronic pain with spinal cord electrical stimulation. In June’s second blog, we’ll cover the second option, the intrathecal pain pump. Dr. Trujillo uses both of these treatment options when helping our patients deal with chronic pain that isn’t responding to more […]


Pain Pumps and Spinal Cord Stimulation

Our spinal cord and nervous systems are amazingly complex communicators of the various sensations we need to cope in a world with lots of potentially hazardous stimuli. Our nervous system is basically our warning system of potential traumatic injury, potential damage from heat sources, when to wear more clothing for protection from frigid temperatures, and […]


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 […]


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