When your hand gets too close to the stove, your nervous system sends a pain signal to your brain telling you to pull back before you get burned. But when your nervous system is damaged, it can misfire and trigger pain (burning, stabbing, shooting) without any real cause.
Nerve pain can be difficult to describe. Many patients will describe a “painful numbness” or something similar.
Common symptoms of nerve pain include:
The first step to understanding your pain condition and getting the right treatment is scheduling a new patient consultation. Ask your general practitioner for a referral or simply call our office to get scheduled.
The consultation is an opportunity to share your story, understand your pain condition, and discuss possible treatment options with your doctor. You’ll leave with a clearer understanding of what’s causing your pain and how to treat it.
We’ll develop a personalized treatment plan, monitor your progress, and adjust your care as needed so you can get back to living a happy and pain-free life.
“I like AZ Pain Doctors because they prepped me carefully and explained everything. I had this nerve pain down the back of my left leg but after 3 injections in 3 weeks, it was gone. It has been over 2 years and I am ready for another visit. They are careful and clean. And after it's over, you visit the rest area room and get a treat and some OJ!”
“I felt so much pain from a crushed nerve and herniated disc post surgery, I didn't think I was ever going to get relief. Then Dr. Pico came into my life and is the only pain management office I will go to and/or refer my friends and family to. Never had any issues with making appts. Everyone is professional and caring. Don't know what I would do without them.”
Yes, we accept Medicare and most of the Medicare secondary insurance plans. Our schedulers will verify this for you prior to your appointment. We’ve got you covered.
Yes, we accept most AHCCS plans, and our schedulers will verify this for you when you schedule your first visit.
Yes, we are participating providers for these plans.
Most private insurance plans will require us to collect your co-pay at the time of service. We can help you figure this out when you call to schedule your appointment.
We have on-line access to SimonMed, EVDI and Valley Radiology (now Banner Imaging Centers) so you don’t have to bring any images or reports from those facilities. If your imaging was done at other centers it would be helpful to bring any copies you might have at home.
No. We accept most insurances and our payment rates are based upon their determination of reasonable value for the services we perform on your behalf. Because we know that healthcare can be expensive, we try hard to make our patients aware of their out-of-pocket financial responsibility prior to performing the service(s).
During your first visit you will meet with one of our Providers who will perform a comprehensive review of your medical history and perform a physical examination. We will also review any pertinent imaging studies and outside medical records. The Provider will work with you to tailor an individualized treatment plan for your condition and oftentimes order additional testing and therapies.
Most PPO-type insurance plans and Medicare generally do not require referrals. The majority of AHCCS plans do require a referral and our team can help you obtain one from your primary care provider.
You can schedule an appointment by email or text message. We’ll follow up to confirm a time and date.
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