DRG Stimulation: The Breakthrough CRPS Treatment Has Finally Arrived in the United States

By Corey W. Hunter, MD

Most patients with CRPS can attest to the fact that many of the existing treatments for it are extremely limited.  Recently, Ketamine moved into the spotlight and gave physicians and patients, alike, a great deal of hope that we were getting closer to an answer.  Sadly, the data has been mediocre and insurance coverage remains a problem.  Fortunately, there has been a substantial breakthrough in the understanding of CRPS and how to better treat it. Continue reading DRG Stimulation: The Breakthrough CRPS Treatment Has Finally Arrived in the United States

Radiofrequency Denervation May Provide Substantive Relief for Thoracic Facet Joint Pain

By Dee Rapposelli

Thoracic facet joints are a source of pain for about 40% of patients who complain of chronic mid or upper back pain,1 but effective diagnosis and treatment of chronic, intractable thoracic pain has been challenging.2

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Daily Use of Opioids – Almost Always Detrimental

By Dr. Daniel Faber

Much is being made in our community and the press about community use of opioid/opiate/ narcotic medications. The recent statistic that deaths due to prescription opioids now exceeds motor vehicle accidents and gun accidents combined is cause for alarm.  Continue reading Daily Use of Opioids – Almost Always Detrimental