We wanted to send out a newsletter keeping you updated on our practice and important advances in the field of interventional pain management. With the continued decline of chronic opiate medication management as an effective and safe modality to treat pain, it has become increasingly important to find and offer more effective treatments for our patients. Recently, the FDA has approved new devices to treat chronic back and or leg pain. These devices for Spinal Cord Stimulation, have been shown to be effective for many patients in achieving pain ‘remission’ (drops in pain scores to 3.5 or less). We will also discuss the advances in Radiofrequency Neurotomy and the high level of evidence based medicine supporting its use.
Joe Savino and George Johnston
Pain Specialist of Southern Oregon