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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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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