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Pain Treatment Expert, Tobias Moeller-Bertram, M.D., Ph.D., to Address American Academy of Pain Medicine

Pain Treatment Expert, Tobias Moeller-Bertram, M.D., Ph.D., to Address American Academy of Pain Medicine Desert Clinic Pain Institute and Summit Institute’s chief medical officer will discuss his clinic’s successful treatment of pain, reducing opioid dependency, and revolutionizing patient care Vancouver, British Columbia– Dr. Tobias Moeller-Bertram will discuss successfully treating complex pain and reducing opioid dependency […]

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We’ve Arrived!

GRAND OPENING We’ve opened a new Summit Institute clinic in Temecula, CA. Look for us! 27699 Jefferson Ave. Suite 201 Temecula, CA 92590 Phone: (760) 573-2220 Fax: (760) 573-2009

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Reducing the Nation’s Opioid Dependency

Renowned Pain Management Physician Tobias Moeller-Bertram, M.D., on Reducing the Nation’s Opioid Dependency Desert Clinic Pain Institute and Summit Institute’s Chief Medical Officer Will Speak on Alternative Pain Management in Los Angeles This Week Irvine, Calif – Renowned pain management physician Tobias Moeller-Bertram, M.D., will discuss the multidisciplinary approach in treating complex pain as an […]

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Dr. Toby to Address Palliative Care Conference

Renowned Pain Management Physician Tobias Moeller-Bertram. M.D. to Open 11th Annual Inland Empire Palliative Care Conference Summit Institute’s Chief Medical Officer to Deliver Address on Alternative Pain Management Riverside, Calif – Renowned pain management physician Tobias Moeller-Bertram, M.D., will open the 11th Annual Inland Empire Palliative Care (IEPCC) Conference, Oct. 25, 1 p.m. at The […]

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‘Cool’ New Knee Procedure Eases Arthritis Pain Without Surgery

A new, non-invasive knee procedure could bring some relief for patients suffering from debilitating chronic pain, for whom surgery is not an option. The treatment, recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration, is called “cooled radio frequency ablation” and is a less drastic option for people with moderate to severe osteoarthritis pain who are […]

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Are Pain Management Devices An Alternative to Opioids?

Pain relief devices can reportedly drastically reduce or eliminate the need for opioid pain medication.  As people become increasingly aware of the negative side affects of opioid painkillers more attention is being directed toward pain management devices that provide relief without a risk of addiction. “People are afraid of opioids right now. There’s a stigma. […]

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Multidisciplinary Pain Treatment in the World of Opioid Guidelines

Recent opioid treatment guidelines from the CDC and states further reinforce the implicit message—to much of the public and medical community—that pain treatment equals opioid prescribing. In reality, treating chronic pain is more nuanced, and the available opportunities for treatment should be deepened. The prescription drug abuse epidemic has taken much of the attention away […]

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The Four C’s That Can Help Lower Pain Levels

I hear more than ever from others living with chronic pain that they “have tried everything” and nothing helps. But there are always new pain therapies being developed or improved; some real, some placebo, and some researched more than others. I personally don’t believe that there is any one treatment that cures or fixes anyone, […]

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Older adults might be able to stave off arthritis knee pain with fiber

Older people who eat the most fiber are at lower risk of developing knee pain and stiffness due to osteoarthritis (OA), new research shows. Diets rich in fiber from plant-based foods have clear health benefits, such as lower cholesterol, better-controlled blood sugar, and a healthier weight, but most people in the U.S. don’t eat enough […]

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The Best Ways to Beat Pain (That You’ve Never Tried)

A growing number of women are turning to alternative treatments and finding real relief for their headaches, back pain, GI disorders, and more. Follow this simple guide for key to-dos and DIY tips. Cathy Iannetta, 44, can hardly remember a day in her life without a headache. “They started in high school, usually around the […]

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A Single Gene Could Help Us Bring an End to Chronic Pain

By studying and finding a link between two conditions at the extreme ends of the pain scale, researchers now have invaluable clues about the gene that controls pain and how we could use it to end suffering. LIFE ON THE PAIN SCALE We’re often asked by doctors to rate our pain on a scale of […]

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Pain and Sleep

The impacts of pain-related sleep loss on millions of Americans are far-reaching. The problem is a notable one given the number of Americans who suffer from pain. The 2015 Sleep in America TM Poll finds that 21 percent of Americans experience chronic pain and 36 percent have had acute pain in the past week. Those combine to a majority of the nation’s adult population, 57 percent, leaving 43 percent who report being pain free.

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FDA proposes that doctors learn about acupuncture for pain management

  Chiropractors and acupuncturists who have lobbied for a bigger role in treating pain have won a preliminary endorsement from federal health officials. The Food and Drug Administration released proposed changes Wednesday to its blueprint on educating health care providers about treating pain. The guidelines now recommend that doctors get information about chiropractic care and acupuncture as therapies that might help patients […]

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