Organized neurosurgery continues to fight for our ability to provide safe, effective, evidence-based neurosurgical alternatives to manage chronic pain and reduce long-term opioid prescribing. Amidst a nationwide opioid epidemic, the political climate is tense. There is …Read More
The Point position is taken by Sharona Ben-Haim, MD. The Counterpoint position is taken by Christopher J. Winfree, MD, FAANS. Point: Neurosurgeons take care of patients in both acute and chronic pain and should …Read More
The treatment of chronic pain can be very challenging but also provides opportunities of continuity of care, enhanced outcomes and expansion of repertoire. As a neurosurgeon, it is important to be able to treat your …Read More
This week, a 28-year-old presented to my office with symptoms secondary to a recurrent herniated lumbar disc. Seeing his name as the last patient of my day produced a cacophony of thoughts and emotions. His …Read More
The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy of the Departments of the Army/Navy/Air Force, the Department of Defense or the United States Government. Everyone knows …Read More
Relieving pain is a big part of our work as neurosurgeons. The desire to have their pain go away is what drives many patients to see us in the first place. Pain is a very broad …Read More
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