Music Therapy Reduces Pain in Spine Surgery Patients
Music therapy has been found to decrease pain in patients recovering from spine surgery, compared to a control group of patients who received standard postoperative care alone. The study included a team of researchers from The Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine and the Mount Sinai Department of Orthopaedics. About 70 percent of people in the U.S. experience at least one episode of back pain in their lifetime, and more than 5 million are temporarily or permanently disabled by spinal disorders. “This study is unique in its quest to integrate music therapy in medicine to treat post-surgical pain” said John Mondanaro, the study’s lead author and Clinical Director of The Louis Armstrong Department of Music Therapy. “Postoperative spine patients are at major risk for pain management challenges.”
Click here to read more.
Spine World Summit
Jan. 26, 2018 - Jan. 27, 2018; Hong Kong
6th Ottawa Neurosurgery Review Course
Feb. 3, 2018 - Feb. 10, 2018; Ottawa, ON Canada
Winter Clinics for Cranial and Spinal Surgery
Feb. 25, 2018 - Mar. 1, 2018; Snowmass Village, Colo.
69th Southern Neurosurgical Society Annual Meeting
Feb. 28, 2018 - Mar. 3, 2018; San Juan, PR
Second International Brain Mapping Course
April 26-27, 2018; New Orleans