Pain Solutions.

At DPI, our approach to managing pain is comprehensive. We focus not only on a patient’s symptoms but on the person as a whole. We believe that a multidisciplinary pain management program is most effective in reducing or eliminating your pain and improving your quality of life.

Conditions & Treatments

Back Pain

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There are many potential causes for back pain. The physicians at Desert Pain Institute are specially trained and have years of experience dedicated to diagnosing and treating the different issues that can cause back pain. Treatments are varied and may involve:

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Neck Pain

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There are many potential causes for neck pain. The physicians at Desert Pain Institute are specially trained and have years of experienced dedicated to diagnosing and treating the different issues that can cause neck pain. Treatments are varied and may involve:

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Shingles

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Shingles is a painful skin rash caused by the same virus that causes chicken pox. After getting chicken pox as a child, the virus hides out in your spinal cord until it is reactivated again, years later. 1 in 3 people will experience shingles in their lifetime with outbreaks being more common in older adults and people with weakened immune systems. The pain from shingles can last long after the rash has gone away. Treating shingles and the associated pain aggressively can help prevent the development of long lasting pain later. This treatment most often involves:

  • Anti-viral medication
  • Nerve pain medication
  • Local anesthetic
  • Steroid injections into the fluid surrounding the spinal cord

If long-lasting pain does develop, treatment may also include:

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Cancer Pain

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Fighting cancer is a heavy enough burden on its own, without having to contend with pain caused by the tumor or spread of the disease. At Desert Pain Institute our team is dedicated to working with the cancer patients and the rest of your cancer-care team to optimize your pain control and improve your quality of life. Depending on the location of your disease and the pain being caused there are a wide variety of medications and interventions that can be used to reduce your pain and improve your function. Examples include:

  • Intercostal nerve ablation for pain from metastasis to the ribs
  • Tumor ablation & kyphoplasty for tumors to the spine
  • Celiac plexus ablation for pain from tumors in the abdomen
  • Superior hypogastric plexus ablation for tumors causing pain in the pelvis
  • Intrathecal pump implantation for management of diffuse pain from tumors throughout the body.

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Joint Point

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