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Oct 30, 2019 · Back in the game after rehabilitation for debilitating pain in Adult Pain Medicine


Tyler McDonald

At 35, Tyler McDonald felt like his best years were behind him. Affected by mystifying mobility issues and severe pain, he needed a cane and heavy pain medications to move through his days. Withdrawn and depressed, Tyler’s outlook was grim — until he met a Mayo Clinic neurologist who opened a door that led Tyler to a happier future.


For Tyler McDonald, the worst part of his debilitating leg pain and mobility issues wasn’t needing a cane to walk or requiring heavy doses of pain medication to get through the workday. For Tyler, who loves playing baseball with his sons, the worst part was sitting on the sidelines not being able to actively coach his little league team.

All that’s changed now. Thanks to Mayo Clinic specialists who correctly diagnosed Tyler’s condition, addressed his symptoms and removed him from opioid pain medications, Tyler is looking forward to getting back on the field with his team.

Continue reading Tyler’s story via Sharing Mayo Clinic 




May 21, 2019 · My knee still hurts after surgery… in Adult Pain Medicine

Hello win sturgeon @cobweb we took your question to Dr. Bendel and he replied with this response:

"If the surgeon thinks that there is loose hardware, this is an entirely different circumstance than treating pain after a well-healed knee replacement. Your surgeon should be able to answer questions about whether the heel pain is related to the condition of the knee and what needs to be done in relation to the hardware."

Oct 30, 2018 · Spinal Cord Stimulation in Neuropathy

Fred a great story was recently posted on Mayo Clinic Sharing about a patient that had success with a Spinal Cord Stimulator implant. This may help with your discussion with your provider of choice.


Oct 30, 2018 · Implantable neurostimulator for chronic pain in Spine Health

Great story via Sharing Mayo Clinic how a spinal cord stimulator restored quality of life after a horrible accident.


Nov 29, 2017 · #First 2 Burst Challenge in Chest Surgery

We completed the challenge – share your videos too!!

Nov 4, 2017 · Giant inflatable lung breathes new life into cancer education efforts in Chest Surgery

A few members of the thoracic team were able to get to the giant lung. If you were there and took a picture please share!