Dr. Mosallaie Interviewed in Phoenix Magazine
August 31, 2015
Farhad Mosallaie, DO was interviewed for a special Pain Management piece in the September issue of Phoenix Magazine.
For many, chronic and acute pain threatens well-being and interferes with daily living. recent advances in pain management have given millions of people hope for the future. From physical therapy to spinal surgery, valley medical practitioners offer diverse ways to tackle pain.
Pain defes defnition, yet it affects the lives of an estimated 100 million Americans, according to a recent study conducted by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. While hard to defne and describe, pain is associated with a wide variety of injuries, diseases and chronic conditions, including headaches, lower back pain, cancer, arthritis and various neurological disorders.
Diagnosis and treatment of pain requires the expertise of many practitioners working as a team to help the patient. Because of the diversity of pain conditions, treatment approaches range from physical therapy, to medication and injections, to surgery. Armed with the advances made in pain research over the past decade, Valley health professionals are equipped with the most up-to-date information and state-of-the-art equipment to help patients fght and alleviate pain. Here is what a few Valley physicians and pain specialists have to say about their approaches to combatting pain and what they see for the future of pain management.