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Basivertebral Nerve Ablation Beneficial for Chronic Back Pain
Basivertebral Nerve Ablation Beneficial for Chronic Back PainJanuary 25, 2017 3:39 pmFor patients with chronic lumbar back pain, ablation of the basivertebral nerve improves self-reported outcome at three months and through one year, according to a study published in the February issue of The Spine Journal.Read More
Complex regional pain syndrome: a recent update
Complex regional pain syndrome: a recent updateJanuary 25, 2017 3:34 pmThe aim of this review is to report on the recent progress in the understanding of the epidemiology, pathophysiology and treatment of CRPS and to discuss novel approaches in treating this condition.Read More
Cancer pain: Relief is possible
Cancer pain: Relief is possibleJanuary 25, 2017 3:30 pmTimothy J. Moynihan, M.D., a cancer specialist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, offers some insight into cancer pain, reasons why people might not get the pain treatment they need and what they can do about it.Read More
Updated Guidelines on Intrathecal Therapy for Pain
Updated Guidelines on Intrathecal Therapy for PainJanuary 25, 2017 3:23 pmThe latest issue of Neuromodulation includes an update to the Polyanalgesic Consensus Conference (PACC) guidelines regarding the treatment of pain via intrathecal therapy (IT).Read More
Judge Blocks Massive Aetna-Humana Merger
Judge Blocks Massive Aetna-Humana MergerJanuary 25, 2017 12:25 pmA federal judge on Monday blocked the proposed $37 billion merger between insurance giants Aetna and Humana, striking a victory for antitrust measures taken under the Obama administration.Read More
ASIPP-PAC FORM
ASIPP-PAC FORMJanuary 24, 2017 4:41 pmMany of you probably have not seen the cuts implemented at ambulatory surgery centers effective January 1st for epidurals (16.3%), facet joint injections (25%), adhesiolysis (25%), and sacroiliac joint injections (16%).Read More
How ASA score relates to 30-day readmissions after spinal fusion: 5 key notes
How ASA score relates to 30-day readmissions after spinal fusion: 5 key notesJanuary 18, 2017 10:11 amA study published in Spine examined the relationship between the patient’s American Society of Anesthesiologists score and 30-day readmissions after undergoing anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.Read More
Can Neuropathy Be Cured
Can Neuropathy Be CuredJanuary 18, 2017 10:06 amCertain causes of peripheral neuropathy can be treated fairly easily, while others are more challenging.Read More
Perceptions of Pain Management in Runners
Perceptions of Pain Management in RunnersJanuary 18, 2017 10:03 amDoes the perception of knee pain relief override the lack of evidence for the use of KT tape in runners?Read More
Mayo Clinic researchers test scrambler therapy for pain
Mayo Clinic researchers test scrambler therapy for painJanuary 18, 2017 10:01 amScrambler therapy is a pain management approach that uses a machine to block the transmission of pain signals by providing non-pain information to nerve fibers that have been receiving pain messages.Read More

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