Monthly Archives: June 2016


What Is an Intrathecal Pump Implant?

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An intrathecal pump relieves chronic pain by applying small amounts of pain medicine directly to the intrathecal space (the area around the spinal cord), thereby preventing pain signals from being perceived by the brain. After an effective trial period, a catheter and pump are implanted permanently within the body. These two devices work in conjunction [...]

Veterans Finding Relief

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Through these and other methods, veterans suffering from chronic pain can find relief. Dr. Wilson recognizes the sacrifices soldiers and veterans have made and is committed to using the latest proven pain management techniques to manage pain resulting from injuries received during their service. Please view Dr. Wilson’s “Caring for Our Veterans” video series that [...]

Osteoarthritis of the Knee: Causes

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Osteoarthritis, also called degenerative arthritis, is a gradual breakdown of cartilage in the joints. Cartilage is a tough, flexible, connective tissue that protects the ends of bones in the joints. Osteoarthritis is common in the knees because the knees bear the weight of the body. Osteoarthritis of the knee can severely impact a person’s lifestyle. [...]

Treatment Options for Chronic Pain Shows Our Commitment to Helping Veterans

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The medical and military community vow to examine all treatment options available for soldiers and veterans suffering from chronic pain. In 2014 the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Veterans Administration launched a study to examine treatment options for chronic pain sufferers in lieu of prescription pain medication. While chronic pain cannot be cured, [...]