During certain times of the year, our team may see an influx of patients reporting surges in their pain levels. The summer and wintertime are two such seasons that can lead to an increase in appointments. This can happen for many reasons, but the pain specialists at TriState Pain Institute speculate that the dramatic changes in weather can cause increases in pain. We’ve written about the effects weather has on the body in many of our blogs, but we’ve never addressed whether or not monsoons can worsen a patient’s chronic pain.

What is a monsoon?

If you’re new to Arizona, you may be unfamiliar with monsoons. These large-scale weather patterns cause a seasonal wind shift, which can result in precipitation and changes in... Read more

If you suffer from chronic back and joint pain, chances are you’ll do just about anything to stop it from affecting your quality of life, right? Right. As a result, you may schedule an appointment with a pain specialist like Dr. Venger at TriState Pain Institute to receive interventional pain care for complete relief from your pain. 

While our back and joint pain treatment options are some of the best in the area, our team understands that interventional pain therapy often works best when combined with supplemental conservative and alternative treatment options. After all, there is no “one size fits all” approach to chronic pain.

If you’re looking for a conservative treatment option for your pain, look no further than... Read more

Summer is officially upon us, which means it’s going to get hotter and hotter these next few months! With the rising temperatures comes a need to increase your water intake, especially since chronic dehydration can produce a number of negative health effects if it’s not remedied right away. If you believe you are chronically dehydrated, you may suffer from the following tell-tale signs:

Dry mouth & skin Muscle cramps Minimal urine Constipation Dizziness Fatigue

In addition to these symptoms, one of the most common signs of chronic dehydration is headaches. However, it can be difficult to determine whether or not your headaches are being caused by dehydration or a pre-existing condition,... Read more

Summer is quickly approaching, which means Arizona’s temperatures are beginning to rise – reaching the high 80s and 90s. Extreme heat can have a major impact on patients with chronic pain and fibromyalgia. Fortunately, we live in a dry climate, which can be a huge advantage in reducing pain sensitivity. If you’re looking to beat the heat during the summer months, continue reading for our tips on managing chronic pain in hot temperatures.

It’s important to note that weather can impact patients with chronic pain differently. Some patients may find the intense heat helps their joint and muscle pain while others may find it irritating and pain-inducing. Heat can help relieve some pain conditions, but heat with humidity is a whole... Read more

TriState Pain Institute takes pleasure in serving the Fort Mohave, La Paz, and Laughlin communities for many reasons: 1) helping others is a core value for our team; 2) TriState area residents have always been there for us, so we enjoy returning the favor, and 3) supporting community events inadvertently helps boost the economy and contributes to a thriving, unrestricted society.  

As part of our commitment to giving back to the community, TSPI has become a proud sponsor of the Western Auction, an event run by the Colorado River Women's Council (CRWC). The Western Auction helps fund community efforts throughout the year, and they supported several local and state-wide organizations, including:

Boys & Girls Club Smart... Read more

Dr. Benjamin Venger and the TriState Pain Institute are proud to establish a partnership with the World Fighting Championship (WFC) in Laughlin NV and Mohave County AZ. All the providers and staff of the TriState Pain Institute believe that adding support to the TriState Communities, whether practicing medicine or donating time and effort, is important for the wellbeing of our region. As a result, Dr. Venger has contributed his expertise to the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), performing in WFC 67 at the Avi Resort & Casino, on Saturday, April 8, 2017. Dr. Venger will also complete the mediatory physical examinations required for each fighter.

“It’s an honor to be the ring-side physician serving these talented individuals,” said Dr... Read more

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