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Pain Medicine

October 6th, 2017

From Surviving to Thriving, Thanks to the Pain Rehabilitation Center

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Marissa Koscielski’s back injuries led to chronic pain that eventually forced her into a wheelchair. Participating in Mayo Clinic’s pediatric pain rehabilitation program helped her overcome the pain and put her back on her feet.

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Tags: Pain Rehabilitation Center, Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Program


December 19th, 2016

Teen Returns to the Range With Help From Mayo Clinic’s Pain Rehabilitation Center

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“Mom, I’m going out!” Today this phrase rings through the Gramm home on a regular basis as 16-year-old Josie Gramm heads outside to work with horses at the family’s ranch near Glendive, Montana. An enthusiastic ranch hand who loves being with animals, Josie spends as much time as she can outdoors. For almost a year, […]

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Tags: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Pain Management, Pain Rehabilitation Center


August 30th, 2016

Pain Rehabilitation Puts Brent and Nancy Berry Back in the Saddle

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During the holidays last year, Nancy and Brent Berry of Danbury, Iowa, went on a train ride with their children and grandchildren, after a two-hour car ride to get there. They’ve been horseback riding with friends. They’re laughing, running errands together, and hosting their grandchildren for overnight stays. Not long ago, they couldn’t enjoy any of those activities. […]

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Tags: Chronic Fatigue, Dr. Wesley Gilliam, fibromyalgia, Inflammatory Arthritis, Pain Medicine, Pain Rehabilitation Center


July 8th, 2016

Desperate for Relief From Pain, Teen Considered Amputation. Today, He’s Back on Both Feet

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When he was 16 years old, Connor Bleakley asked his father, David, if he could have his foot amputated. David thought it was probably a good idea. By that point, Connor had lived with severe pain in his foot and ankle for years. He had gone through numerous treatments to relieve the discomfort, with little […]

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Tags: Dr. Tracy Harrison, Mayo Clinic Children's Center, Pain Medicine, Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Program


June 4th, 2016

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

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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

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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


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