AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 26, Number 3, 2017

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Neurosurgeons Rise Up to Address the Opioid Crisis in America

Neurosurgeons Rise Up to Address the Opioid Crisis in America

Jennifer A. Sweet, MD; Christopher J. Winfree, MD, FAANS; Jason M. Schwalb, MD, FAANS | Features

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 …

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We Feel the Pain

We Feel the Pain

Deborah L. Benzil, MD, FAANS | Departments | Editorial License

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 …

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DoD/VA Lead the Way in the Opioid Crisis

DoD/VA Lead the Way in the Opioid Crisis

Christopher Spevak, MD, MPH, JD; Randy Bell, MD, FAANS, MC, USN; Joseph Spinelli, MD, MC, USN | Features

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 …

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Neurosurgeons and Pain

Neurosurgeons and Pain

Alex B. Valadka, MD, FAANS | Inside Neurosurgeon | President's Perspective

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 …

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Calendar/Courses

15th Annual WCIRDC California
Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2017; Universal City, Calif.

Miami Brain Symposium
Dec. 1, 2017; Coral Gables, FL

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