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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Jan 2, 2020

High Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation

By Jonathan M. Hagedorn, M.D. @jonathanhagedornmd
Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) for chronic pain was first described in 1967 by Dr. Shealy. It consists of applying electrical current to the posterior aspect of the spinal cord in an attempt to decrease the pain signals traveling to and from the brain. Since Dr. Shealy introduced this concept, [...]
High Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation
Dec 18, 2019

DIAPHRAGMATIC BREATHING:  Why it is the secret weapon against chronic pain?

By Susan M. Bee, APRN, CNS @susanmbee
  The diaphragm is a dome shaped muscle that sits on top of the stomach.  It is the primary breathing muscle. Along with the intercostal muscles between each rib, it is the most efficient use of oxygen and healthiest way to breathe. Next time you can observe a [...]
DIAPHRAGMATIC BREATHING:  Why it is the secret weapon against chronic pain?
Dec 13, 2019

Freed from unrelenting pain, Bea Fiala is offering her own kind of medicine: Laughter

By Matthew J. Pingree, M.D. @matthewjpingreemd
In January, Bea Fiala and her husband drove eight hours through a blizzard from their home in Grand Island, Nebraska, to Rochester, Minnesota, in search of answers. Bea had spent three years with terrible pain in her right thigh that began several months after knee replacement surgery. At first, it [...]
Freed from unrelenting pain, Bea Fiala is offering her own kind of medicine: Laughter
Oct 30, 2019

Back in the game after rehabilitation for debilitating pain

By Kris Luhman @krisluhman
  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 Withdrawn and depressed, Tyler's outlook was grim — [...]
Back in the game after rehabilitation for debilitating pain
Jul 1, 2019

Living and thriving after 15 years of crippling opioid addiction

By W. Michael Hooten, M.D. @wmichaelhootenmd
  Originally posted  via Mayo Clinic News Center Ken Start is an optimistic, energetic husband, father and grandfather with a job and family he loves. It's a life Ken's fought for, but one he almost sacrificed to opioid addiction. For 15 [...]
Living and thriving after 15 years of crippling opioid addiction

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