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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
Cleveland Clinic pain specialist Teresa Dews, MD, discusses care of patients with low back pain due to workplace injuries. Helping patients return to work is often about more than treating the pain.
Current approaches to chronic low back pain aren’t working. Here’s why and how Cleveland Clinic’s Neurological Institute hopes to upend them in a new population health initiative for chronic back pain.
False concordance between imaging findings and patients’ complaints of chronic back pain is at the heart of much of the emerging chronic pain epidemic. So contends a veteran Cleveland Clinic spine surgeon.
Many pregnant women have low back pain but few receive treatment for it. Shared medical appointments at Cleveland Clinic teach husbands/partners to perform gentle manipulation to help reduce the pain.