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December 10, 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


March 2, 2012

Patient’s Valentine’s Day Engagement provides an Inspiring Example for Others

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Amanda Mattheisen has endured chronic back pain since a car accident thirteen years ago. At times, the pain was so bad it controlled her life. Surgeries and drug treatments brought no relief. Eventually, Mattheisen turned to Mayo Clinic’s two-day Pain Rehabilitation Program, a program designed to help people whose pain cannot be cured to learn […]

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Tags: 5302, 5308, 5335, Amanda Mattheisen, back pain, Charles Buggs, chronic, Joan Cronin, Pain Rehabilitation Program, Valentine's Day


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