Illinois Pain Institute Blog

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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Chicago Doctor Sworn in to Health and Human Services (HHS) Pain Task Force to Fight Opioid Crisis

Dr. John Prunskis, co-founder and medical director of the Illinois Pain Institute, was sworn in to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) recently established Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force (Pain Task Force) in Washington, D.C. As the only Pain Task Force physician from Illinois, Dr. Prunskis will work closely with […]

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Conditions Treated at Illinois Pain Institute

We believe that no one should live their life in pain. Illinois Pain Institute,  Chicago’s longest established multisite pain management practice with locations throughout the surrounding suburbs, offers innovative solutions for treating pain without the use of opioid medications. The goal is to trace pain to its source, healing painful conditions at their roots instead […]

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The Visionaries: Dr. Dallas-Prunskis and Dr. Prunskis featured in Country Magazine

Thank you to Country Magazine and David Rutter for a lovely article about our physician founding couple! On their relationship: That romance alone is another contender for a compelling opening narrative—two brilliant young physicians working together, pushing each other intellectually, and driving forth on a mission to become healers and innovators. Regarding their relentless pursuit […]

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John Prunskis, MD Appointed and Confirmed to Health and Human Services (HHS) Pain Task Force in Washington, D.C.

Dr. John Prunskis, co-founder and co-medical director of the Illinois Pain Institute, has recently accepted a position on The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) new Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force (Pain Task Force). Dr. Prunskis, who has been voted by his colleagues as a “Top Pain Doctor” in Chicago an […]

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Dr. John Prunskis Named Castle Connolly Top Pain Doctor for the Ninth Time

Illinois Pain Institute is proud to announce that Dr. John Prunskis has been named a Top Pain Doctor by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. for the ninth time. Recognition was awarded by peer nomination, with more than 100,000 medical professionals submitting their picks for the top specialists across the nation and various regions. Upon receiving the […]

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Growing interest and innovation in spinal cord stimulation

In the battle against opioid abuse, spinal cord stimulation is emerging as a safe and effective alternative treatment for long-term relief from pain. While spinal cord stimulation is not a new therapy, growing interest and competition in the market is spurring companies to not just create better devices, but to collect better clinical data to […]

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Ohio State University study links opioids to spinal fusion surgery complications

As the U.S. continues to battle a relentless opioid epidemic, new research out of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus adds more fuel to the notion that opioids aren’t just addictive and ineffective when it comes to pain management – they’re also counterproductive. In a study published in Spine and led by […]

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Congressman Roskam visits Illinois Pain Institute

On March 23, 2018, Congressman Roskam (IL, 6th District), Chairman of the Health subcommittee of the House Ways and Means committee recently visited medical director John Prunskis M.D. at the Illinois Pain Institute and Barrington Pain and Spine institute. Discussions principally revolved around solutions to the opiate narcotic crisis in the United States and the […]

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