Category Archives: Pain Management Specialties

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. […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


The Chronic Pain of CRPS

In some conditions that involve chronic pain, the causes aren’t fully understood. One of these is called complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). But when a patient comes to us at Summit Healthcare Pain Clinic, he or she’s not as interested in the cause of their pain as they are about getting rid of it. We […]


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