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Response to A new definition of neuropathic pain. Oaklander AL, Wilson PR, Moskovitz PA, Manning DC, Lubenow T, Levine JD, Harden RN, Galer BS, Cooper MS, Bruehl S, Broatch J, Berde C, Bennett GJ. Pain. 2012 2012 Apr 153(4):934-5; author reply 935-6. doi: 10.1016/j.pain.2012.01.012. Epub 2012 Feb 17. No abstract available.
Some of the things I do as an anesthesiologist — in terms of alleviating pain in the operating room — I also do in my practice as a pain medicine physician to alleviate pain for patients who have chronic back or neck pain.
Spinal cord stimulation is a nerve stimulator implant to control pain. So the type of device that I put in today is so much more sophisticated than the one that I implanted back in the late 1980’s. It’s a very flexible dynamic type of treatment that patients can use themselves to turn up stimulation to produce better pain relief.
Another thing that I do for patients is that I implant infusion pumps that deliver morphine medicine, or other types of pain medicine, by the spinal fluid to produce pain relief. It has dramatic results to the point patients are able to stand up and walk, able to carry on many of their activities of daily living that they couldn’t do before.