Since 2017, Cleveland Clinic has been among a handful of healthcare systems participating in trials for an implanted neurostimulator that self-adjusts in real time. Studies have shown relief and durability are better than with open-loop systems.
A New Therapeutic Approach for Chronic Lower Back Pain
: Pain management specialists at Cleveland Clinic have begun to use a new electrical neurostimulating device for some patients who have been without relief for chronic lower back pain.
Noninvasive Treatments for Chronic Neck and Back Pain
Alternative treatments for chronic pain are effective and available, but physicians don’t always turn to them as first-line options.
New Term Proposed for Persistent Back Pain
A recently published study explains how an international group of specialists developed a more applicable and precise term to replace ‘failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS).’
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Case Report: Cooled RF Ablation and Cementoplasty for Painful Spine Metastases
Cooled radiofrequency ablation to the spine, a novel procedure offered in the Department of Pain Management, brings a patient with metastatic small cell lung cancer immediate, complete pain relief.
Mounting Evidence Points to a Role for Nerve Growth Factor Inhibitors in Taming Chronic Pain
Cleveland Clinic was recently involved in a multicenter, multi-continent double-blind randomized controlled trial of a Nerve Growth Factor inhibitor for chronic low back pain. A pain management specialist takes a closer look at this inflammatory mediator as a treatment option.
Searching for Spondyloarthritis in a Diagnostic Dead Zone
We know more about spondyloarthritis than ever, but where are the patients?
Prioritizing Function Over Pills and Procedures for Chronic Low Back Pain
It’s time to systematically focus on real functional improvements for patients with chronic low back pain rather than opting for premature quick fixes. A new Cleveland Clinic pilot program leads the way.
Can Low Back Pain Be Tamed at the Population Level?
A new Cleveland Clinic pilot program for chronic low back pain promotes functional outcomes over procedure-based care. That translates to central roles for physical therapy and physiatry.
Tapping Behavioral Medicine to Remake Chronic Back Pain Care
Psychosocial variables may be among the best outcome predictors in chronic pain. A pilot project for low back pain is putting that notion to the test — and relying heavily on behavioral medicine interventions in the process.