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October 23, 2019

Back in the Game After Pain Rehabilitation

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

At 35, Tyler McDonald felt like his best years were behind him. Affected by mystifying mobility issues and severe pain, he needed a cane and heavy pain medications to move through his days. Withdrawn and depressed, Tyler’s outlook was grim — until he met a Mayo Clinic neurologist who opened a door that led Tyler […]

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Tags: Dr. Eoin Flanagan, Dr. Wesley Gilliam, Functional disorders, Pain Rehabilitation Center


June 24, 2019

Living and Thriving Beyond Opioid Addiction

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Ken Start is an optimistic, energetic husband, father and grandfather with a job and family he loves. It’s a life Ken’s fought for, but one he almost sacrificed to opioid addiction. For 15 years, Ken was addicted to prescription pain medication, an addiction that was finally broken with the help of Mayo Clinic’s Pain Rehabilitation […]

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Tags: Addiction Services, Dr. W. Michael Hooten, Opioid use disorder, Pain Rehabilitation Center


April 8, 2019

Rising Above a Rare, Debilitating Disorder

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Diagnosed with stiff-person syndrome — an extremely rare autoimmune neurologic condition — Tara Zier looked to Mayo Clinic for help. There she found valuable guidance and gained a new outlook on how to manage her condition.

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Tags: Dr. Andrew McKeon, Mayo Clinic Center for Multiple Sclerosis and Autoimmune Neurology, Pain Rehabilitation Center


January 15, 2019

Emerging From the Grip of Chronic Pain

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For years, the chronic pain of Crohn’s disease isolated Breanne Spence from family and friends. At Mayo Clinic’s Pain Rehabilitation Center, Breanne learned how to manage the pain so she could take control of her life again.

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Tags: Crohn's Disease, Dr. Cynthia Townsend, Pain Rehabilitation Center


October 6, 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 19, 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 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


August 16, 2015

Patients Tell How Pain Rehabilitation Program Brought Them Relief

By Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss

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


December 10, 2014

An Answer to Chronic Pain Through Community

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore

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 21, 2014

Learning a New Way to Live, With Pain

By Hoyt Finnamore Hoyt Finnamore

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


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