Illinois Pain Institute Blog

Intrathecal Pain Pump Implant

An intrathecal pain pump is a device that delivers medications directly to the spinal cord, into the intrathecal space. Medications placed in this space produce powerful and faster pain relief than medications taken as pills, especially in conditions that have failed to improve with other treatments or with surgery. The pain pump is placed under […]

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You are invited to this complimentary presentation to learn how stem cells can help improve your health. Topics covered will be: Stem Cell Basics: What are stem cells, and how can they help you? How Stem Cell Therapy Can Improve Your Health: Currently used to treat: Orthopedic Conditions, Autoimmune Disorders, Ophthalmologic Conditions, Urologic Conditions, Pulmonary […]

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State Board Gives Green Light for Orthopedic and Podiatric Surgery Expansion at Barrington Pain and Spine Institute

Contact: Valarie Becker                                                 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 1/16/19 Illinois Pain Institute Phone:   224-535-7004 Email:             State Board Gives Green Light for Orthopedic and Podiatric Surgery Expansion at Barrington Pain and Spine Institute “With the states Certificate of Need and acknowledgement of our clinical expertise in diagnosing and treating painful conditions, we […]

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John Prunskis M.D. of Illinois Pain Institute, Surgeon General Jerome Adams M.D. and Congressman Peter Roskam Join Forces to End the US Opioid Crisis

Hinsdale, IL October 19, 2018- John Prunskis M.D., CEO/ Medical Director of the Illinois Pain Institute along with US Surgeon General Jerome Adams M.D. and Congressman Peter Roskam met with over 50 Chicagoland leaders in healthcare, law enforcement and first responders to answer questions and to discuss the current progress being made at both the […]

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Dr. Prunskis Published in Morning Consult on Importance of Opioid Alternatives

More than 200,000 Americans died from overdoses related to prescription opioids between 1999 and 2016. In a recently published article for Morning Consult, John V. Prunskis, MD, FIPP, co-founder and medical director of the Illinois Pain Institute, wrote about alternative ways to treat pain, and the responsibility of physicians to promote these safer methods. “Rather […]

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How a suburban doctor is helping improve national pain management

Dr. John Prunskis is featured in this July 16th Daily Herald article for his work on the pain task force in Washington, D.C.: “From Day 1 our whole philosophy of care was to diagnose the source of a patient’s pain and fix it, not mask it with painkillers,” [Prunskis] said. “Now the popular view, of […]

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Dr. Dallas organizes free clinic in Elgin, 300+ free treatments provided

Heal Elgin Clinic provided entirely free health care services to the Elgin community as a part of Love Elgin day last weekend. The one-day clinic provided over 300 free treatments and consultations to Elgin-area residents including 66 dental exams, 100+ radiographs, 19 dental extractions, 26 fillings, 29 dental cleanings, 63 eye exams, and 40+ correct […]

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Elgin Courier: Elgin-based doctor member of federal task force on opioid abuse

Mike Danahey of the Elgin Courier reported on Dr. Prunskis’ appointment and membership in the HHS Pain Task force. Excerpts from the article: An interventional pain specialist, Prunskis said the institute has been vocal in the need to diagnose the source of pain in order to treat it and to limit the use of opioids, […]

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