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In-Office Spinal Cord Stimulator Trial

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In this fifteen minute video, Dr. Wilson performs a spinal cord stimulator trial for a patient with severe back pain. The video documents the minimally invasive aspect of the procedure which is done in the office. The patient is awake and comfortable. https://vimeo.com/160152116 Piedmont Interventional Pain Care utilizes spinal cord stimulation to treat many who suffer [...]

Understanding Phantom Limb Pain

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This condition, common among amputees, is a painful sensation that seems to originate in a missing limb. It is different from stump pain, (pain in the stump of an amputated limb generally caused by overuse or a poorly fitting prosthesis). Although this condition is not fully understood, scientists believe that it may be caused by [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Spinal Cord Stimulation Helps Veteran with Chronic Back Pain

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"We see many chronic pain patients have a dramatic improvement in pain relief, increased activity and a more enjoyable lifestyle with the use of spinal cord stimulation (SCS)," says Robert. B. Wilson, MD, board certified pain medicine physician and medical director of Piedmont Interventional Pain Care (PIPC). "This minimally invasive approach helps reduce - or [...]

Be Aware of Differences in OTC Pain Relievers

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All over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers are not created equal! If you have particular health conditions, such as an ulcer or a heart condition, or you are on certain prescriptions, OTC treatments can cause side effects - some serious - so it is important to talk to your doctor or pharmacist before introducing a new pain [...]

“Control Your Pain” Event

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Join us at the "Control Your Pain" event and hear from a special guest who is currently managing chronic pain successfully. Presented by Robert Wilson, M.D., and Cecil Farrington , M.D. Thursday, October 15, 2015 6:00pm to 7:30pm Salisbury Business Center Auditorium 301 South Main Street Salisbury , North Carolina, 28144 To register for this [...]

1 in 4 Senior Women in U.S. Has Osteoporosis: CDC

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About 6 percent of men aged 65 or older also have the bone-thinning condition, report finds By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The weakening bones of osteoporosis greatly raise a person's odds for dangerous fractures , and a new report finds that one-quarter [...] Click here to view original [...]

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery and Older Patients

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Just as our name emphasizes, Piedmont Interventional Pain Care is committed to the least invasive techniques to manage pain. Recent studies suggest that exercise may help benefit those with chronic knee pain more than surgery. Our providers can discuss useful exercises to help reduce pain from osteoarthritis. If pain still persists with exercise (and/or physical [...]

Spinal Cord Stimulation Therapy (SCS)

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Spinal Cord Stimulation Therapy (SCS) works by intercepting pain signals before they reach the brain. By implanting a small system in the body similar to a cardiac pacemaker, feelings of pain are replaced by a different sensation. Some patients who utilize SCS describe this feeling as a gentle massaging or tingling sensation. In some cases, [...]