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MRI Safe Pain Blocker: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

Implantable neurostimulators have been used for years by pain specialists to help some patients.  In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Halena Gazelka explains how a recent recent FDA ruling could end up helping even more. To listen, click the link below. MRI Safe Pain Blocker

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How to Manage Pain Every Day (pkg) More than one-fourth of the U.S. population suffers from some form of chronic pain. That's pain every day ... all day ... destroying quality of life and making even the simplest tasks difficult. But a program at Mayo Clinic is providing patients with the tools they need to help control their pain and regain a fulfilling [...]

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Education is Key to Pain Medication Safety (pkg)

Recent upgrades at YouTube have resulted in issues with some older versions of Internet Explorer. If you are only seeing a black box in the player, click here or open in a different browser. Accidental overdose from prescription pain medication is on the rise. As a matter of fact, the Centers for Disease [...]

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Wrist Injuries Diagnosed

A new finding at Mayo Clinic could help thousands get relief from annoying and sometimes debilitating wrist pain. Researchers led by Richard Berger, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon, have identified a type of ligament injury that has been overlooked until now. Plus, they've developed an operation to fix it. To listen [...]

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Trigeminal Neuralgia

After seeing numerous medical professionals in her hometown for a stabbing pain in her face, Amy Abts was referred to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. At the Mayo Clinic, Amy saw a neurologist who diagnosed her with Trigeminal Neuralgia, a rare condition named for the three-part (trigeminal) nerve. It [...]

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Relieving Face Pain

A new Mayo Clinic study found that posterior fossa exploration surgery provided significantly better pain relief than stereotactic radiosurgery for patients with trigeminal neuralgia. This study will be presented at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting in San Diego on May 5, 2009. Trigeminal neuralgia is characterized by [...]

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Depression and Chronic Pain

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Michael Hooten discusses the association between chronic pain and depression. To listen, click the link below. Depression & Chronic Pain

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Pain With Addiction: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Jon Ebbert discusses addiction in the realm of chronic pain. To listen, click the link below. Pain With Addiction

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