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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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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Financial Burden of the Opioid Epidemic in Illinois, $92,000 per patient

The effects of the opioid epidemic are widespread, affecting not just those in the throes of addiction but also the health systems that care for them. In an article published last week in Crain’s Chicago Business, writer Kristen Schorsch looked into the toll of the opioid epidemic on Illinois health providers and shared providers’ concerns […]

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Melding Medicine and Politics to Create a Safer Society: Interview with Dr. Prunskis

John Prunskis, M.D. FIPP, co-founder of the Illinois Pain Institute, recently had the honor of sharing his story with Bridges, a Lithuanian-American news journal based in the United States. In it, Dr. Prunskis discusses not just his medical career and approach to the precise diagnosis and treatment of painful conditions, but also his Lithuanian heritage […]

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Reprogrammed stem cell

Stem Cells Used to Grow New, Functioning Human Muscles

Stem cell treatments are an especially innovative technique in the research, treatment, and understanding of diseases and injuries. And while we’re already studying the use of stem cells for a variety of conditions to do things like stimulate healing and regeneration of degenerated, painful, or inflamed tissues, researchers are continually discovering groundbreaking new capabilities of […]

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Talking Alternative Pain Treatments in Quintessential Barrington

Our goal at Illinois Pain Institute has always been to treat pain at its source, and not mask it with narcotic medications. In the more than 25 years we’ve been in business, we’ve been proud leaders of innovative, alternative pain treatment methods, and we’re excited to have shared our insights on some of these revolutionary […]

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The Real Cost of the Opioid Epidemic is More Than Previously Estimated

What is the true economic cost of America’s opioid epidemic? According to the White House’s Council of Economic Advisors (CEA), it’s significantly more than was previously thought. In a report released in November, 2017, the CEA estimates that the toll of the opioid crisis in 2015 was a staggering $504 billion, an amount that greatly […]

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The Opiate Databank: How a Bill Becomes a Law

The United States is in the midst of an ever-worsening opioid epidemic. As addicted patients and drug dealers continue to seek to abuse narcotic pain medications, it’s up to care providers and legislative bodies to put barriers in their path and prevent opioids from getting into the wrong hands when possible. Dr. Prunskis has been […]

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The Science of Sciatica Pain

If you’ve ever experienced sciatica, you know that the pain and discomfort can be relentless. Caused by compression or irritation of nerves connected to the spine, sciatica can lead to pain, numbing, and general weakness in the lower back, buttocks, hips, and legs. In the most recent issue of Chicago Health magazine, John Prunskis, MD, […]

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Dr. Prunskis, MD, FIPP, Listed as a Top Person to Know in the ASC Industry

John Prunskis, MD, FIPP, was chosen by Becker’s ASC Review, leading source of healthcare industry information, as a top person to know in the Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) industry. Dr. Prunskis was selected for making an impact on the ASC industry and standing out as a leader in the field. In 2012, Dr. Prunskis founded […]

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