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Chronic Pain and Stigma: Infographic

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 18, 2017 8:47:39 PM / by Eileen Patterson posted in Latest Pain Management News, infographic, stigma, opioid epidemic, pain management, pain warrior

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The Good Body is a a health related website containing research, case studies, reviews and product analyses.  They recently compiled information from several sources, including the CDC and NIH, and created a useful infographic (included below).

What is particularly interesting is how only 15% of chronic pain sufferers (pain warriors) actually seek care from doctors who specialize in pain! Why not??

Stigma.

Unfortunately, the overprescribing of pain medications has contributed to the opioid epidemic devastating our country and others around the world.  Many patients now have an understandable, albeit unfair, hesitation and distrust towards those practicing pain management.  

So if you have chronic pain, according to these statistics, you're likely NOT in treatment with a pain management specialist.  And we get it.  We understand.  But just like any field, there are the good, the bad, and the ugly.  

Consider cosmetic surgery.  We've all seen the terrifying results of a nose job gone bad -  (Botched, anyone?!) - would we ever NOT ask for referrals, or search for testimonials on a plastic surgeon before we started to count backward from 100?

Don't be part of the 85% that is too stuck by stigma.  Take control of your healthcare, be the pain warrior you are, and start asking around your area for the best specialists in pain management!

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How an Idahoan Physical Therapist Became an Alaskan Pioneer

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 21, 2017 7:53:40 PM / by Eileen Patterson posted in physical therapy, interview, medical group of alaska, doctor interview, algone

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I popped in on Algone’s physical therapist during his lunch hour to do this quick interview, but I recently hurt my elbows while doing bicep curls (fully extended my arms… rookie mistake, I know), so I was curious what he would recommend for my injury. 

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Debunking 7 Physical Therapy Myths: Infographic

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 19, 2017 7:37:22 PM / by Eileen Patterson posted in myths, infographic, physical therapy

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Peter asks:

"I play varsity baseball at my high school.  My coach said we should go to physical therapy to help prevent shoulder injuries, but I thought PT was only for AFTER an injury.  Who's right?"

Well Peter, you are correct that physical therapy (PT) can do wonders to help get your body healthy again after an injuy... but your coach is right too!  

Here are some common myths (debunked) about physical therapy:


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Events on Current Therapies Offered

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 15, 2016 6:40:25 PM / by AIPC posted in Uncategorized

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We offer neurostimulation (spinal cord stimulators) at Algone Interventional Pain Clinic as a pain relief program. If you suffer from chronic back pain and your current treatment plan is failing you, join us March 29th from 6:00-8:00 PM at the The Grill (under The Grandview). Neurostimulation is proven safe and effective.

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New Pain Management Specialists

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 20, 2016 7:51:20 PM / by AIPC posted in anchorage pain management, Doctor Johnson Anchorage, Dr. Renk Anchorage, Dr. Steve Johnson, News, Nichelle Renk, pain management alaska, Steven Johnson Anchorage

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Algone Interventional Pain Clinic has added two new providers to better serve Alaskans with the best quality pain management available. Dr. Nichelle Renk and Dr. Steve Johnson are accepting new patients at our Anchorage location.

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New Location

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 20, 2016 7:45:30 PM / by AIPC posted in alaska pain management, alternative option for surgery, anchorage pain management, doctor johnson alaska, doctor steven johnson, dr. steven johnson, News

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Our Anchorage facility is now open at 500 E. Benson Boulevard, Suite 103 Anchorage, AK 99503. Dr. Steve Johnson and Dr. Nichelle Renk are accepting new patients and are eager to let the community know about our unique services. We believe pain management should be done with a caring and dedicated specialist, and that is exactly what we offer. Pain is never easy to deal with and each individual experiences pain differently . Our pain management specialists are here for you.

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Are you a candidate for regenerative medicine?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 5, 2016 2:57:37 AM / by AIPC posted in Uncategorized

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Regenerative therapy injections include stem cell therapy and platelet rich plasma therapy and are used to naturally treat and heal the cause of many painful conditions of the joints, spine, and neck. If you suffer from medical conditions including the cartilage, ligaments, tendons or have instable joints because of an injury, call us today for a consultation.

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Search Suspended for Dr. Liam T. Walsh

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 29, 2015 12:12:08 AM / by AIPC posted in News

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It is with heavy hearts we must announce that Dr. Liam T. Walsh has been missing since November 22nd, 2015. Liam went skiing in Hatcher Pass on November 22nd, 2015 and did not return. Dr. Liam Walsh grew up in Saratoga Springs in upstate New York and has been in Alaska since last year after accepting a position with Algone.
Due to this tragedy, Algone Interventional Pain will be making some internal changes to compensate for the loss of Dr. Walsh.

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NEW REGENERATIVE THERAPIES

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 5, 2015 8:13:42 PM / by AIPC posted in Latest Pain Management News

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The Algone Interventional Pain Clinic is now offering regenerative therapies. These therapies are called Stem Cell Therapy and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy. These cutting edge therapeutic techniques are used to naturally treat and heal the cause of a painful condition rather than masking the symptom.

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