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November 2, 2018

An Active Life Restored, Thanks to Regenerative Medicine

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For years, Rick Amatuzio lived with severe back pain that kept him from the active life he’d always savored. But advanced diagnostic tests and regenerative medicine therapy at Mayo Clinic ultimately led to a complete recovery. Now Rick once again can play sports and enjoy the outdoors free from pain.

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Tags: Dr. Wenchun Qu, Pain Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Regenerative Medicine


October 24, 2016

Spinal Cord Stimulator Eases Pain Without Creating Limitations for Paul Hesson

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When he was 38, Paul Hesson was diagnosed with degenerative disc disease, and the condition triggered significant chronic back pain. “Back then, they said I had the back of a 75-year-old man,” says Paul, who is 75 now. As Paul got older, his pain increased, and he had severe joint stiffness. He went to see […]

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Tags: Dr. Ronald Reimer, Neurosurgery, Pain Medicine


August 30, 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 8, 2016

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

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

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


February 7, 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


August 16, 2015

Patients Tell How Pain Rehabilitation Program Brought Them Relief

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss cindyweiss

Three weeks. It sounds like a long time, especially if you’re going to a hospital or clinic every day. But for people living with chronic pain, a daily, multi-week program is compelling if it can help them return to a more active lifestyle. Established in 2011, the Pain Rehabilitation Center at Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus […]

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Tags: Florida Campus, MayoClinicFL, Pain Medicine, Pain Rehabilitation Center, PRC, Sletten


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