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Phantom Limb Pain: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Amputations are one of the most difficult medical experiences a person can go through. Not only is one’s mobility and lifestyle affected but the grief of losing an appendage can turn someone’s life around. In many cases, both the body and mind have trouble adjusting to the loss of a limb which can result in […]


What Is Interventional Pain Management?

Chronic pain is one of the most common complaints of patients in the U.S., with approximately 50 million Americans (over 20% of the population) experiencing some type of pain regularly. Causes range from work-related injuries to repetitive stress, but these patients share one thing in common: they want relief, and in many cases, interventional pain […]

What Is Pain Management?

Chronic pain is unfortunately one of the most common causes of doctor’s visits in America. All over the country, people are searching for answers to their back, joint, muscle, and all-over body pain with very few answers from their general practitioner. However, the answers they are searching for can be found, with the help of […]

What is Causalgia?

Are you suffering from long-lasting, intense pain after a nerve injury? If so, you’ve likely been through the wringer when trying to find pain solutions that work. Many nerve injuries, and the chronic pain that often comes with them, go undiagnosed and thus untreated for many years. If you’re struggling to find solutions, you may […]


PPOA’s Response to the National Opioid Crisis

At Physician Partners of America, we are as concerned as the rest of America about the escalating opioid crisis, and applaud the president for recognizing it as a national emergency. And we are proud to provide solutions to stem this epidemic. We understand that some patients have come to rely on opioid medication to manage […]


Dr. Abraham Rivera Discusses Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis, the narrowing of the bony canal that cradles the spinal cord, is most common in people over age 50. Their search for relief from back pain often follows a predictable path, from NSAIDS and opioids to chiropractic and alternative medicine. Sometimes, this trial-and-error process can take years and many thousands of dollars. Too […]