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Submitted by Kaitlyn Wekerle on April 24, 2013

Pain research is continuously being developed and further researched. Once scientists and doctors realized that chronic pain was not just a continuation of acute pain, concentrated research has persisted to grow in order to better treat people who suffer from the disease.  The future of pain research has many practices in order to specialize for the best treatment for each individual patient. To better understand and learn what doctors and researches are working on, Southwest Spine and Pain Center has provided a list of some detailed studies currently being explored.

Morphine is commonly used in doctor’s offices and hospitals to lessen pain for patients. This medication has sparked vast interest and research in pain. Morphine prevents pain messages from temporarily reaching the...

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Submitted by Kaitlyn Wekerle on April 17, 2013

Southwest Spine and Pain Center features specialized pain doctors who provide dedicated care through pain treatments and spine surgery. The practice is comprised of Dr. Derek Frieden, Dr. Jon Obray, Dr. Rick Obray, and Dr. Brian Richardson, whose specialties include:

  • Epidural injections
  • Decompression
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Steroid injections
  • Joint injections
  • Radiofrequency

Together, the doctors and medical staff work to properly diagnose and treat both acute and chronic pain through surgical and nonsurgical means. Pain is a part of everyday life whether it is a broken bone, or a paper cut. However, it is important to know the difference between acute and chronic and how to properly diagnose the pain. The team at...

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