November 2019

[caption id="attachment_4267" align="aligncenter" width="406"] John V. Prunskis, MD at the White House November 4, 2019[/caption]   Dr. John V. Prunskis, co-founder and co-Medical Director of the Illinois Pain Institute, Presidential Appointee U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Pain Management Best Practices Task Force (Pain Task...

When any pain that has lasted more than 3 months, it is defined as chronic pain. The first and critical step in treating chronic pain is accurate diagnosis. Your pain doctor will review your medical history and perform a physical examination. S/he  will discuss your concerns and...

A spinal injection usually involves injecting a local anesthetic and corticosteroid into one or more levels of the cervical or lumbar spine. The local anesthetic provides immediate, short-term pain relief. The corticosteroid is a powerful anti-inflammatory drug that slowly takes effect and provides long-term pain...

A lumbar epidural steroid injection is a procedure that can relieve low back pain, that may or may not be radiating down the leg. A lumbar epidural spinal injection is recommended to– reduce nerve inflammation and pain aid healing get important diagnostic information, such as...