10 tips for choosing an alternative practitioner; Gratitude and back pain?
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PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHAB
Back Pain Treatment by a Physiatrist
An Interview with Nayan R. Patel, MD

“Most often, a patient is referred to my practice by their primary care physician (PCP) or spine surgeon. When a PCP or surgeon believes their patient may benefit from a second tier of medical care—that is, nonsurgical treatment—the patient is sent to me for further evaluation and conservative therapy,” stated Dr. Patel.
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TECHNOLOGY FEATURE
5-Year Study Results Favor coflex® Over Fusion for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Sponsored by Paradigm Spine
Results of a 5-year follow-up study pertaining to the use of the coflex® Interlaminar Stabilization device after decompression, showed it to be an effective and sustainable treatment option for moderate to severe spinal stenosis. Use of the coflex® device after decompression produced outcomes similar or superior to fusion with pedicle screws. One- and two-level results were equally effective compared to fusion.

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PRINCE UPDATE
Prince Dies of Fentanyl Overdose
Interview with Jeffrey Fudin, PharmD, DAAPM, FCCP, FASHP
Autopsy confirms that the pop star died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl. But questions remain regarding his pain treatment and recovery plans. Reported by our sister site PracticalPainManagement.com.

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PATIENT’S BLOG
Diagnosis and Treatment of the Sacroiliac Joint
By Dana Fawcett, RHN
Living with a back injury can be devastating physically and mentally. Some people allow negativity to take over—like Dana did. However, taking a positive approach to healing made a significant difference in Dana's recovery and life.

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SI-BONE iFUSE PATIENT VIDEO
"Before iFuse, I thought I'm going to suffer forever. Now, I can do everything I was able to do when my husband married me."
Sheri shares her experience with SI joint pain and how the iFuse procedure helped her.
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COMBO THERAPIES FOR PAIN
Tactical Treatments Help Manage Neck and Back Pain
By Steven Richeimer, MD

An expert in Pain Medicine details many different therapies that may be combined to help maximize pain relief.
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10 TIPS FOR BETTER CHOICES
How to Select a Complementary, Alternative or Integrative Health Practitioner
By Stewart G. Eidelson, MD

10 questions to ask and several resources to help you find qualified practitioners.
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