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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Mar 5, 2019

Saying goodbye to chronic pain, thanks to nerve stimulation

By William D. Mauck, M.D. @williamdma
Originally posted via Sharing Mayo Clinic on March 4, 2019 Ron Schlicht thought the chronic pain he'd been living with in his right leg was never going to go away. That began to change, however, after Ron came [...]
Saying goodbye to chronic pain, thanks to nerve stimulation
Feb 13, 2019

Peripheral Nerve Stimulation

By William D. Mauck, M.D. @williamdma
In the United States chronic low back pain affects approximately 25 million patients and millions of others experience pain following surgery such as total knee replacement, hernia repair, carpal tunnel release, amputation, mastectomy and others. Many of these patients [...]
Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
Jan 30, 2019

Over-the-counter pain relievers are alternatives to opioids

By Richard H. Rho, M.D. @richardrho
Opioid medications are among the most powerful pain relievers available and can be effective in managing severe short-term pain and cancer pain.  However, side effects including nausea, vomiting, sleepiness, constipation, and dizziness leading to falls are common.  Opioid addiction and death from overdoses are very serious issues that can occur [...]
Over-the-counter pain relievers are alternatives to opioids
Jan 11, 2019

Pittelkow - Peering through the weeds: A perspective on pain and medical cannabis (marijuana)

By Thomas P. Pittelkow, D.O., M.P.H. @thomasppi
The use of cannabis (marijuana) as a medical treatment has been around for thousands of years. In its earliest form, the cannabis plant was utilized by medical healers to treat various diseases that did not have a cure, particularly challenging to treat pain syndromes, general illnesses, and rheumatism. Despite [...]
Pittelkow - Peering through the weeds: A perspective on pain and medical cannabis (marijuana)
Dec 26, 2018

Spinal cord stimulator sparks pain-free journey to better health

By William D. Mauck, M.D. @williamdma
Original published via Sharing Mayo Clinic on December 17, 2018. After years of chronic back pain, Guy Gottschalk was not optimistic that he would ever find relief. But a visit to Mayo Clinic not only significantly reduced his pain, it gave him the motivation to make important lifestyle [...]
Spinal cord stimulator sparks pain-free journey to better health

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