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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Feb 11, 2020

Back on her feet and free from debilitating back pain thanks to spinal cord stimulator

By Matthew J. Pingree, M.D. @matthewjpingreemd
    Doris Jessesski tried a host of treatments to ease her chronic back pain. Then a Mayo Clinic Pain Medicine specialist recommended a new type of spinal cord stimulator. Today, Doris' debilitating back pain is gone. When Doris Jessesski had spine [...]
Back on her feet and free from debilitating back pain thanks to spinal cord stimulator
Jan 28, 2020

Study opportunity: Seeking volunteers with type 2 diabetes and painful peripheral neuropathy

By Narayan R. Kissoon, M.D. @narayanrki
Quantitative Assessment of Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy after High Frequency Spinal Cord Stimulation: (QUANT) HF10 Study Seeking volunteers with Type 2 Diabetes and painful peripheral neuropathy Principal Investigator: Dr. Narayan Kissoon IRB #17-004317 The Mayo Clinic pain clinic in Rochester, MN is seeking volunteers with type 2 [...]
Study opportunity: Seeking volunteers with type 2 diabetes and painful peripheral neuropathy
Jan 27, 2020

Spinal cord stimulator ends 17-year battle with chronic pain

By Matthew J. Pingree, M.D. @matthewjpingreemd
  A snowmobile accident left Blake Sunde with limited use of his right arm and triggered severe, chronic pain that lasted for years. Two years ago, a new treatment option changed everything and restored the quality of life Blake had been missing for [...]
Spinal cord stimulator ends 17-year battle with chronic pain
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?

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