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Pain Conditions Treated (Tempe & Phoenix, AZ)

Pain Conditions Treated at Sonoran Pain Management

Click on a condition to learn about the Pathology, Diagnosis, and Treatment of a health problem. To learn more about how providers with Sonoran Pain Management treat acute and chronic pain, view this resource page. Have a question? Need to schedule an appointment? Call 602-795-PAIN. Pain management specialists are available in Phoenix and Tempe, AZ.

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Back Pain



Pathology: The pathology of back pain can be complex. Fractures, ruptured discs, and pressure on the nerve roots can affect the spine, which is made of vertebrae (bones), discs (for cushioning), joints, ligaments, muscles of the lower back, the spinal cord and nerves.

Diagnosis: Our extensively trained providers at Sonoran Pain Management begin the diagnosis process by reviewing your medical history and performing a physical examination. They may order diagnosis tests, which could include X-ray, MRI, CT Scan, or bone scan. Other neurological tests may be ordered as dictated by the medical history.

Treatment: There are many interventions offered by Sonoran Pain Management for those suffering from back pain. Our providers are specially trained in creating a unique multifaceted, holistic care plan tailored to each patient’s needs.

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Neck Pain

Pathology: The pathology of neck pain can be complex. Fractures, ruptured discs, and pressure on the roots can affect the spine, which is made of vertebrae (bones), discs (for cushioning), joints, ligaments, muscles of the back, the spinal cord and nerves.

Diagnosis: Our extensively trained providers at Sonoran Pain Management begin the diagnosis process by reviewing your medical history and performing a physical examination. They may order diagnosis tests, which could include X-ray, MRI, CT Scan, or bone scan. Other neurological tests may be ordered as dictated by the medical history.

Treatment: There are many interventions offered by Sonoran Pain Management for those suffering from neck pain. Our providers are specially trained in creating a unique multifaceted, holistic care plan tailored to each patient’s needs. 

Muscle Pain



Pathology: The pathology of muscle pain can be complex. Tension, stress, and minor injuries are among the multitude of causes of muscle pain.

Diagnosis: Our extensively trained providers at Sonoran Pain Management recognize the complex nature of muscle pain and will develop an individual plan to diagnosis the cause of pain.

Treatment: There are many interventions offered by Sonoran Pain Management for those suffering from muscle pain. Our providers are specially trained in creating a unique multifactorial, holistic care plan tailored to each patient’s needs.

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Knee Pain

Pathology: The pathology of knee pain can be complex. The knee is composed of many ligaments, tendons, cartilage and bones. Injury, wear and tear, and genetics can play a part in causing changes to the knee leading to pain.

Diagnosis: Our extensively trained providers at Sonoran Pain Management begin the diagnosis process by reviewing your medical history and performing a physical examination. They may order diagnosis tests, which could include X-ray, MRI, CT Scan, or bone scan.

Treatment: There are many interventions offered by Sonoran Pain Management for those suffering from knee pain. Our providers are specially trained in creating a unique multifaceted, holistic care plan tailored to each patient’s needs.

Hip and Leg Pain 

Pathology: The pathology of hip and leg pain can be complex. The knee is composed of many ligaments, tendons, joint space and bones. Injury, wear and tear, and genetics can play a part in causing changes to the body leading to pain.

Diagnosis: Our extensively trained providers at Sonoran Pain Management begin the diagnosis process by reviewing your medical history and performing a physical examination. They may order diagnosis tests, which could include X-ray, MRI, CT Scan, or bone scan.

Treatment: There are many interventions offered by Sonoran Pain Management for those suffering from hip and leg pain. Our providers are specially trained in creating a unique multifaceted, holistic care plan tailored to each patient’s needs.

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Types 1 & 2

Pathology: The pathology of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Types 1 & 2 (CPRS) can be complex. CPRS is a condition commonly seen after trauma, major or minor, to the arm or the leg. Usually characterized by consistent pain, changing of appearance, and extreme sensitivity of the limb.

Diagnosis: Our extensively trained providers at Sonoran Pain Management begin the diagnosis process by reviewing your medical history and performing a physical examination. They may order diagnosis tests, which could include X-ray, MRI, CT Scan, or bone scan. Other neurological tests may be ordered as dictated by the medical history.

Treatment: There are many interventions offered by Sonoran Pain Management for those suffering from CPRS. Our providers are specially trained in creating a unique multifactorial, holistic care plan tailored to each patient’s needs.

Peripheral Neuropathy

Pathology: The pathology of peripheral neuropathy (PN) involves the peripheral nerve system, which are the nerves coming from the spine to the rest of the body. PN is caused by many conditions including diabetes, alcoholism, medications and certain diseases; oftentimes the cause can be unknown.

Diagnosis: Our extensively trained providers at Sonoran Pain Management use the most common diagnosis of PN with an electromyography test. This test determines the health of the sensory and motor nerves. It is important to identify the underlying cause of PN.

Treatment: There are many interventions offered by Sonoran Pain Management for those suffering from diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Our providers are specially trained in creating a unique multifaceted, holistic care plan tailored to each patient’s needs. 

Fibromyalgia



Pathology: The pathology of fibromyalgia can be complex. Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition characterized by wide spread pain and fatigue. Often it begins after emotional or physical trauma, but commonly there is no inciting event. Risk factors include sex, age and family medical history.

Diagnosis: Our extensively trained providers at Sonoran Pain realize it is important to rule out other causes of your pain. Once other causes have been ruled out, treatment can proceed.

Treatment: There are many interventions offered by Sonoran Pain Management for those suffering from fibromyalgia. Our providers are specially trained in creating a unique multifaceted, holistic care plan tailored to each patient’s needs.

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Post Laminectomy Syndrome



Pathology: The pathology of post laminectomy syndrome (PLS) occurs after surgery to the spine, and the pain is persistent.

Diagnosis: Our extensively trained providers at Sonoran Pain Management begin the diagnosis process by reviewing your medical history and performing a physical examination. They may order diagnosis tests, which could include X-ray, MRI, CT Scan, or bone scan. Other neurological tests may be ordered as dictated by the medical history.

Treatment: There are many interventions offered by Sonoran Pain Management for those suffering from post laminectomy syndrome. Our providers are specially trained in creating a unique multifactorial, holistic care plan tailored to each patient’s needs.

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Vertebral Compression Fractures

Pathology: The pathology of vertebral compression fractures occurs when one of the bones of the spine break or collapse. Most times it occurs without significant pain. But, in some cases, it can limit movement and cause significant pain. Most often the cause can be osteoporosis.

Diagnosis: Our extensively trained providers at Sonoran Pain Management begin the diagnosis process by reviewing your medical history and performing a physical examination. They may order diagnosis tests, which could include X-ray, MRI, CT Scan, or bone scan. Other neurological tests may be ordered as dictated by the medical history.

Treatment: There are many interventions offered by Sonoran Pain Management for those suffering from vertebral compression fractures. Our providers are specially trained in creating a unique multifactorial, holistic care plan tailored to each patient’s needs. 

Schedule a Pain Management Appointment in Phoenix or Tempe

Sonoran Pain Management is a bilingual practice with locations in Phoenix and Tempe, Arizona. To schedule an appointment with a provider near you, call 602-795-PAIN. Or, use our Chronic Pain Assessment tool to have a provider evaluate your answers and contact you. Take the assessment:

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