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June 4th, 2016

Moving Beyond a Painful Decade – New Technology Offers Respite From Debilitating Leg Pain

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

In the fall of 2014, Gary Sorcic was desperate. Severe, unrelenting pain in his legs had tormented him for 10 years. He was ready to take extreme measures. “I told my doctor that if he had to cut my spinal cord and put me in a wheelchair to get rid of the pain, that’s what […]

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Tags: chronic pain, clinical trial, Dr Charles Loprinzi, Nerve Pain, Pain Rehabilitation, Scrambler Therapy


February 7th, 2016

Back in Flight After a Long Bout With Chronic Pain

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

At the age of 47, Parry Winder was looking forward to a bright future. Retired from two decades as a test and fighter pilot in the United States Air Force, Parry had transitioned into a non-military role that he relished as a commercial pilot and flight instructor. But in an instant, an accident brought Parry’s […]

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Tags: chronic pain, Dr. Bryan Hoelzer, Pain Clinic, Pain Medicine, Spinal Cord Stimulator


October 19th, 2015

Sidelined No More – Scrambler Therapy Puts Tess Wilson Back in Action

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

Each year after their big Thanksgiving meal, Tess Wilson’s family has a tradition of playing games in a gym to burn off some calories. For much of her high school and college years, Tess spent that afternoon sitting on the sidelines watching the rest of her family run around. Severe, chronic pain made it impossible […]

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Tags: chronic pain, clinical trials, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Scrambler Therapy


December 10th, 2014

An Answer to Chronic Pain Through Community

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

Read time: 7 minutes Kylee Swensrud doesn’t want to talk about the bad stuff. About how the chronic back pain she’s been living with for the past few years caused emotional distress and drove a wedge between her parents, or the weight it placed on her older sister over concern for her. And she especially […]

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Tags: back pain, chronic pain, Pain Rehabilitation Center


November 21st, 2014

Learning a New Way to Live, With Pain

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

Look at Carl White today and you see a busy, content family man. A husband and father of two, Carl recently completed his bachelor’s degree and now is pursuing a master’s in social work. When he’s not in school or studying, you’ll likely find him either at his job as a health unit coordinator at […]

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Tags: chronic pain, Pain Rehabilitation Center


June 4th, 2014

Untangling a complex medical challenge

By Hoyt Finnamore HoytFinnamore

Amy Supergan has battled a host of difficult and painful disorders. Now she’s found a way back to enjoying her life and her family. In the summer of 2013, Amy Supergan took a trip to Italy. That may not sound extraordinary, but there was a time when being able to travel and enjoy a vacation […]

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Tags: chronic pain, clinical trials, Dr. Daniel Lachance, Dr. Kendall Lee, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Patient Stories, Trigeminal Neuralgia


May 9th, 2012

Rehab Program Helps Texas Teen Learn to Manage Chronic Pain

By stacytheobald stacytheobald

Austin Horton’s adolescence was dominated by pain. More than a dozen specialists — among them an orthopedist, rheumatologist, pain doctor, psychiatrist and acupuncturist — couldn’t offer much relief or even a definitive reason for the pain.

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Tags: 5308, 5313, 5335, Austin Horton, Barabara Bruce Ph.D., chronic pain


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