(480) 409-7703 Contact
The Pain experts of Arizona logo

Changing lives through state-of-the-art pain management in Arizona

Get pain Relief right arrow


Mesa, Arizona The Pain Experts location


Conditionsright arrow icon
Treatmentsright arrow icon

Meet Our Providers

left arrow
right arrow

Dr. Ahdev Kuppusamy

Founder and Physician, The Pain Experts of Arizona

Ahdev Kuppusamy, M.D. is a double board-certified anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist whose primary goal is to improve the quality of life of his patients and their families. Dr. Kuppusamy believes in a down-to-earth approach to medicine and places the highest emphasis on the doctor-patient relationship. He stresses the idea that a physician’s major role is to educate patients regarding their ailments and all their available treatment options, thereby allowing patients to make the best decisions on their medical care.

Read full bio right arrow
Double board-certified anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist, Dr. Ahdev Kuppusamy

Meet Our Providers

left arrow
right arrow

Dr. Michael Wong

What first drew Dr. Wong to medicine was the desire to alleviate a patient’s pain and suffering. His approach to patient care is to employ a comprehensive and multimodal approach to meet the unique needs of each and every patient. He believes in truly working together with the patient as a team, and that teaching every patient about their underlying illness and possible treatments is most effective to achieving long term pain relief.

Read full bio right arrow
Dr. Michael Wong

Meet Our Providers

left arrow
right arrow

Christina Shuker

Christina Shuker, DNP, is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner with a deep passion for treating patients in pain. She obtained her Master of Nursing Degree from Misericordia University in 2011. Looking to further her education and training, she went on to complete her Doctorate in Nursing Practice degree from Misericordia University in 2015. Christina has practiced in the medical field for 34 years with a dedicated history in inpatient, outpatient, and operating room care.

Read full bio right arrow
Christina Shuker
Spinal Cord right arrow | Epidural Injections right arrow | Radiofrequency Ablation right arrow | Vertiflex right arrow | Joint Injections right arrow | Vertebral Fractures right arrow
arizona Spinal Cord Stimulators Model stretching

Spinal Cord Stimulators

A spinal cord stimulator sends mild electrical pulses through the body to control pain. The electrical impulses change the way your brain perceives pain, reducing the sensation of pain in the affected areas and reducing the need for other pain management treatments like painkillers. Dorsal Root Ganglion (DRG) stimulation is a similar procedure that treats chronic pain in the hips, groin, or lower body. These stimulators can make an immediate impact on your pain with a short, minimally invasive procedure, improving sleep and bringing relief.

Spinal cord stimulators right arrow
arizona Epidural Injections models smiling

Epidural Injections

At The Pain Experts of Arizona, we often administer epidural steroid injections to patients for pain relief. These injections use steroids to suppress the immune system's response, which lowers swelling and alleviates pain. In some cases, these injections can lead to a permanent alleviation of pain! Common ailments treated by these injections include pain, numbness, weakness, or sensitivity in the arms, scapula, or shoulders, along with alleviation of chronic neck and back pain.

Epidural Injectionsright arrow

arizona Radiofrequency Ablation models smiling

Radiofrequency Ablation

Radiofrequency ablation is a state-of-the-art, minimally invasive procedure that can eliminate your pain for months, years, or even permanently. The procedure involves using a tiny electrode to deliver short radiofrequency pulses that directly target the specific nerves causing you pain. Dr. Kuppusamy guides the electrode into the proper place with a hollow needle and local anesthetic for minimal discomfort. After a short rest period following your procedure, you’ll notice a reduction in pain and improvement in your ability to get out and live your life.

Radiofrequency Ablationright arrow

arizona Vertiflex model wearing sunglasses


If you suffer from spinal stenosis or pain in the legs caused by spinal stenosis, Vertiflex by Dr. Kuppusamy at The Pain Experts of Arizona can help. Vertiflex is a minimally invasive procedure that implants a tiny spacer between the vertebrae. This non-surgical alternative to back surgery offers pain relief without long recovery times, as well as improved movement and flexibility of the spine following implantation. Because Vertiflex gives space without removing vertebrae, it limits the damage to surrounding tissues as well.

Vertiflexright arrow

arizona Joint Injections model wearing a green shirt

Joint Injections

Joint injections are versatile ways to treat multiple issues with the joints, from pain to inflammation to a limited range of motion. Depending on the nature of your issues, The Pain Experts of Arizona can provide you with targeted relief tailored to your body. Steroids control inflammation and provide stability and strength. Hyaluronic acid fillers replace the body’s natural “cushion” between the joints for comfort and durability. You can even use the body’s own cells to naturally restore and rejuvenate. Learn more with a consultation today.

Joint Injections right arrow

arizona Vertebral Fractures models smiling

Vertebral Fractures

Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty are two advanced treatments The Pain Experts of Arizona use to treat vertebral fractures. In both treatments, bone cement holds the vertebrae together, reducing pain and inflammation while the fracture heals. Vertebroplasty uses a needle for this task, and kyphoplasty uses a balloon to create space for the cement (useful in compression fractures). As your body repairs the fracture, you will experience a significant reduction in pain and an increase in spinal mobility.

Vertebral Fracturesright arrow

Pain is a warning sign that something is wrong with the body. The first step in treatment is to recognize this and identify the cause. The Pain Experts of Arizona invite you to schedule an appointment and talk with a doctor about your specific symptoms. Together, we will develop a comprehensive treatment program that takes into account your overall health and lifestyle. What's most important is to not ignore your pain. Millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain. According to the American Pain Foundation, it is a condition that affects 42-50 million Americans.

If you have pain symptoms, let's get to the root of the cause together and get you back to doing the things you love. If you are suffering from pain, it is essential that we identify the root cause of your pain. Once we find the cause, we can create a customized treatment plan to get you out of pain, and back into life!

Pain Treatmentsright arrow
arizona Pain Management model wearing glasses

Making Waves

How the work we do improves our patients' lives

“All the staff here care."

5 star rating

“I love this compassionate doctor. I have had bad experiences at a few of the pain management doctors where we are just a script that they write. However, all of the staff here care. The office staff and the DNP Christina Schuker. Thank you, Doctor Kuppusammy and Pain Experts of Arizona for helping me put together a healing regimen to manage the chronic pain that I have been dealing with for over 20 years.”

— Brandi Lyons, Phoenix chronic pain patient

The Pain Experts of Arizona was founded to bring the highest level of care in a state-of-the-art setting that emphasizes the belief of treating our patients with the same respect, compassion, and dedication we would treat our own friends and family.

Contact our office to schedule an appointment and let us help you get back on your way to an active life without the limitations of chronic pain. From our Phoenix office, The Pain Experts of Arizona, serves pain management patients in Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Queen Creek, and the entire Phoenix area.