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Dr. Paul Lynch

Pain Management
Scottsdale, AZ
20 years experience male

Locations

Arizona Pain Specialists

Scottsdale, AZ

Address

9787 N 91st St, Suite 101, Scottsdale, AZ, US
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My office hours

Tuesday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

4805638009

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Arizona

Cigna

Coventry Health Care

First Health Group Corporation

Health Net of Arizona

Humana Insurance Company

Medicare

PHP

Tricare

Trustmark Insurance Company

United HealthCare Insurance Company

VA healthcare

About

Bio

Dr. Paul Lynch, M.D., Double-Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Interventional Pain Physician, has dedicated his life to the eradication of pain. He is passionate about treating the most complex pain cases in a comprehensive, integrative and holistic approach, offering alternative medicine therapies and the most innovative, minimally invasive procedures. Dr. Lynch is the co-Founder of Arizona Pain Specialists , Paindoctor.com , Holistic Pain and Boost Medical . He is currently launching the Arizona Pain Stem Cell Institute, to conduct the latest research in regenerative medicine for pain patients. Dr. Lynch is known by his peers as not only an expert in Pain Medicine, but as an expert in the business side of medicine, as his company Boost Medical offers Practice Management for various Medical Practices nationally and he teaches nationally on how to run an efficient medical practice. He is currently on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Pain Physicians’ Arizona Chapter, and a member of the International Spinal Injection Society and the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Dr. Lynch studied at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York city, New York University, Texas Tech University, and was an Assistant Professor at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Dr. Lynch currently works in Scottsdale and Glendale Arizona at Arizona’s premier pain management clinic, Arizona Pain Specialists.

Specialties
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Pain Management

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Lynch
20 years experience
See Doctor: You should see your doctor immediately. Could be kidney stones but you need a thourough medical workup to find out.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
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Yes: Haha! yes, this might work. Although alcohol does not have pain relieving qualities so you would be asleep, but your body would still feel pain. Yo... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Lynch
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Not possible: There is nothing you can do to reduce tolerance with Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) or any other opioid. This is a characteristic of all drugs... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Lynch
20 years experience
Yes: Yes it can, though typically the pain is in the abdomen.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
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20 years experience
Many things: You should see your doctor for new pain in the head as the list of causes is very long.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Lynch
20 years experience
Probably: You should discuss this with your cardiologist. Lidocaine in large doses can have negative affects for wpw, however Lidocaine for local anesthesia fo... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
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Possibly: You should definitely see your OB doctor for this symptom.
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Lynch
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Could be the Pain: You should see your doctor about increases in blood pressure. Make sure your pain is controlled. This could be leading to increase in bp.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Lynch
20 years experience
See Chiropractor: You are young and might be able to start with seeing a chiropractor. You might want to make an appointment with a pain doctor also to rule out in se... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Lynch
20 years experience
Lumbar Radiculitis: It sounds like you have lumbar radiculitis which is pain in the back that radiates to the legs. This is also referred to as sciatica. I recommend ma... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Lynch
20 years experience
Need Diagnosis: At 19 it is rare to have severe knee pain unless there is a serious injury. It's important to find out what your diagnosis is. I recommend seeing a ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Lynch
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See a Pain Doctor: You should see a pain management specialists to manage this chronic pain long term. They will help you decide the best option for you. Check out pa... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Lynch
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Not Usually: Pain is a subjective experience. However, it would be rare for a pimple to cause a lot of pain no matter where it is. You should get this checked ou... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
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Highly Inappropriate: If you are saying that you take Dilaudid without a prescription this is illegal and highly dangerous. You should cease this behavior immediately and ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Yes, constipation can often cause pain that is referred to the back.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
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20 years experience
Different but same: A pain management doctor from any background should be able to help you.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
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Possibly: Depending on how long this has gone on, you should probably see a pain doctor to find out the cause. Could be a pinched nerve or something else.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
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Try Yoga: I suggest signing up for some yoga classes. This will teach you to breath, will improve your health and you'll meet some people that give you support... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Lynch
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Unlikely: This is not a large dose of norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) i would not be too worried about dependence. It is possible however, so discuss yo... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Lynch
20 years experience
Should be ok: You can discuss this with your surgeon or anesthesiologist on the day of procedure, but most of the time it is not a problem.
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A female asked:
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Try different meds: I recommend seeing a board certified pain physician. There are other options including vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty. Try paindoctor.Com to find a d... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Lynch
20 years experience
Heart Beat: That is your heart beat! the carotid artery runs right by your ear and you can hear it when your heart is pounding hard.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
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20 years experience
See your Doctor: I would see your primary care doctor and discuss what type of regimine is appropriate for you with your injury.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
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See Pain Specialists: It sounds like you have something going on in your low back. I recommend making an appt with a pain specialist to work up the problem.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Lynch
20 years experience
No: Both of these formulations contain tylenol (acetaminophen), (acetaminophen) so you should not combine them. You should not take more than 1000 mg of ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Lynch
20 years experience
Band Aid is Misnomer: I would not refer to cortisone injections as a bandaid. Often they buy you time while you address the underlying condition with physical therapy or w... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Lynch
20 years experience
See Pain Doctor: Could be sciatica. Depending on how long its been going on you should make an appointment with a pain doctor. Check out paindoctor.Com for a good do... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Lynch
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Sometimes: Hydrocodone can certainly reduce the pain associated with neck injuries. However, you will quickly develop tolerance. It is important to find out wh... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Lynch
20 years experience
Not sure: This is not a common side effect associated with hydrocodone. You may want to get an MRI of your lower back to find out what's going on.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Lynch
20 years experience
Yes!: There are lots of different types of pain medications. I recommend seeing a pain doctor.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Lynch
20 years experience
Depends: It depends on where the pinched nerve is occuring. These commonly occur in the spine and can be helped by a variety of treatments from physical thera... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Lynch
20 years experience
See Pain Doctor: You need a thorough workup. If you are having bowel incontinence you should probably get an EMG and consider seeing a surgeon. Check out paindoctor.... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Lynch
20 years experience
See Pain Doctor: I recommend making an appointment with a pain doctor. You could have an easily treatable condition. Check out paindoctor.Com for a doc near you.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Lynch
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Possibly: Epidurals are not 100% successful. The syrinx could be related, but more than likely it is not the reason.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Lynch
20 years experience
NO: You should follow all instructions on prescribed medications exactly. If written as once a day, do not take more.
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A female asked:
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20 years experience
Great Questions: 50mcg is roughly equivalent to 120 mg a day of morphine. However, when switching most doctors will reduce by 50% because of incomplete cross toleranc... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Lynch
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See Pain Doctor: If the pains been going on for two months you need to see a pain doctor to work you up. Could be a wide variety of conditions. Check out paindoctor.... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Lynch
20 years experience
Duration of Action: They are the same drug. However, Oxycontin is a long acting formulation of oxycodone.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Lynch
20 years experience
Yes: Yes you can. There are no interactions between these two classes of drugs.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
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Yes and no: A board certified interventional pain specialists from any background will be able to help you with groin pain.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
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20 years experience
Yes and no: All anesthesthetics can cause nausea and vomiting. Propofol has the lowest incidence.
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Lynch
20 years experience
It Depends: There are many different types of nerve blocks ranging from spinal blocks to nerve blocks in the arms or legs. The prep is different for each one but... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Lynch
20 years experience
Physical Therapy: You should probably start in physical therapy right away and see your doctor. This is an important time to make sure you make a 100% recovery.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Lynch
20 years experience
See Doctor: I would go to urgent care. They can probably put back in place.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
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20 years experience
Yes!: Don't put it on your temples, near your eyes or if you are pregnant.
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Lynch
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Yes: Your doctor might be referring to the lysis of adhesions procedure (racz catheter) which uses a catheter and enzyme to break up scar tissue. This pro... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Lynch
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Try different class: All opioids or opiates cause some itching. Talk to your doctor about switching to a different class.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Lynch
20 years experience
See Doctor: You should see your primary care doctor to do a good physical exam and find out what's going on. Might need an xray or other imaging to help with wor... Read More
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lynch is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Lynch is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! My pain Dr said there was nothing more he could do for me, Ughh!
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you very much. I will talk to my doctor tomorrow. :)
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you but fortunately I have an implant stimulator.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, OK
Graduated 2002MD

Awards

2013 The Best of Arizona Businesses “Pain Management” by Ranking Arizona
2012 NASA Nationals Racing Champion, Breaking 20year old Track record at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
2011 Top Doctors Award by Phoenix Magazine voted by Arizona valley Physicians

Affiliations

2012 American Academy of Pain Management
2011- Current Arizona Medical Association
2010 - Current Arizona Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (AZIPP)

Publications

Growing Your Pain Practice Through Effective Marketing
The No. 1 Key to Business Development
HIPAA: Issues of Health Information Privacy and Security
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