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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. […]


Getting Rid of Your Trigger Points

We all have knots in our muscles at some point. These are usually caused by continued stress or tension or from overuse. Not actually knots, of course, these are caused when a muscle won’t relax. Dr. Trujillo uses trigger point injections to help patients deal with the pain caused by these contracted muscles. Trigger point […]


The Pain Between Your Vertebrae

Our spine is made up of vertebrae with large bone discs in the front and two facet joints in the back. Each of these functions as a three-joint complex, a tripod design that enables the vertebrae to stay together but to also bend and twist. When everything works well, it’s an amazing support system for […]


Those Testy Tendons of Yours

Dr. Trujillo and our team at Summit Healthcare Pain Clinic see all kinds of pain every day. One of the frequent causes is tendinitis. While not as serious as issues such as a herniated disc or spinal stenosis, tendonitis can create some high degrees of pain just the same. We help our patients work to […]


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 […]


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