INTRO TO STEM CELLS

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:     vab@illinoispain.com             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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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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Advances in Neuromodulation Mean Less Reliance on Opioid Medications

One of the most important steps toward cutting back on opioid dependence is offering pain sufferers other, better options for managing their discomfort. One alternative that is increasingly getting recognized for its effectiveness is neuromodulation – implanted medical devices that use electrical stimulation to block or relieve pain signals. One of the most common types […]

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How Can Shoulder Injections Affect Shoulder Pain?

Shoulder pain affects thousands of U.S. adults. According to clinical studies, shoulder pain affects 4% of the general population, and 1% of people age 45 years and older consult their family doctor each year with a new presentation of shoulder pain. Many individuals suffer from mild-to-moderate osteoarthritis of the shoulder. While pain medicine and physical […]

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Does Medical Marijuana help with the Symptoms of Chronic Pain and PTSD?

Patients seeking medical marijuana claim it offers relief from symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and chronic pain. However, there is little scientific evidence that supports marijuana’s value for treating these conditions. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs conducted a large systematic review of clinical trials and observational studies to evaluate medical marijuana. They found […]

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Facet Joint Injection to Treat Chronic Neck and Back Pain

A facet joint injection is an injection of an anti-inflammatory steroid in the facet joints between the vertebrae in the spine. These joints can become inflamed due to degenerative conditions and injury. Facet syndrome occurs when one or more of these joints become inflamed or irritated. Arthritis occurs when the cartilage lining the joint surface […]

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Neuromodulation is Another Option

There’s another option available for when traditional therapies fail to relieve chronic pelvic pain. Spinal Cord Stimulation––a type of neuromodulation–– is a procedure that involves placing small metal wires near the epidural space, the outermost part of the spinal canal. The wires are connected to a power source, called a neurostimulator, which generates electrical pulses that alter […]

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Marijuana As Pain Therapy

With increasing numbers of chronic pain patients experimenting with marijuana to get relief, physicians need to learn more about the plant and its constituents to counsel patients appropriately about its safety and possible analgesic benefits, according to a leading medical marijuana researcher. “Much of what we know about medical marijuana is anecdotal, so the challenge […]

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