Adult Pain Medicine

Welcome to the Adult Pain Medicine Page. Pain medicine is a specialty devoted to patients suffering from variety of chronic pain disorders, offering a wide range of therapy approaches. Follow this page to stay up-to-date on pain therapies, patient stories and useful information related to pain management. Our goal is to connect you with others and provide resources to help inform your decision making. Post a comment and share your thoughts.

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Dec 11, 2018

Meet Dr. Terry Hunt

By Terry L. Hunt, II M.D. @terrylhunt
Dr. Terry Hunt is a Pain Medicine physician practicing at two Mayo Clinic locations in Minnesota. Dr. Hunt's practice focuses on spine related pain with the goal getting patient "back to what they like to do." Dr. Hunt shares his approach to shared decision making to treating pain at [...]
Meet Dr. Terry Hunt
Dec 4, 2018

Communicating with Your Pain Medicine Care Team

By sols @sols
Your Pain Medicine Care Team can always be contacted when you have questions about your care.  One easy way to ask a non-emergency question is to use secure messaging through Patient Online Services. Once you are a registered Mayo Clinic patient, it is easy to set up a [...]
Communicating with Your Pain Medicine Care Team
Nov 27, 2018

Pulse Check: Prescription Preferences

By Halena M. Gazelka, M.D. @halenamga
One of the most pressing health issues of our time, the opioid epidemic is devastating communities - and driving health care professional to examine and evaluate prescribing practices. The fifth Mayo Clinic National Health Checkup focuses on awareness and behaviors related to opioid use in pain management. Learn [...]
Pulse Check: Prescription Preferences
Nov 20, 2018

New Developments in Spinal Stimulation for Pain Management

By Markus (Mark) A. Bendel, M.D. @markusabendelmd
Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) has been a medical treatment available for certain types of chronic pain for over 50 years.  In general, this minimally invasive therapy involves putting a small lead in the spinal canal and using electrical energy from a battery to stimulate the sensory nerves of the [...]
New Developments in Spinal Stimulation for Pain Management
Nov 13, 2018

An Active Life Restored, Thanks to Regenerative Medicine

By Wenchun Qu, M.D., Ph.D., M.S. @wenchunqu
Originally published by Sharing Mayo Clinic For years, Rick Amatuzio lived with severe back pain that kept him from the active life he'd always savored. But advanced diagnostic tests and regenerative medicine therapy at Mayo Clinic ultimately led to a complete recovery. Now Rick once again can play [...]
An Active Life Restored, Thanks to Regenerative Medicine

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