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  • Learn more about spinal cord stimulation

  • Many of us have heard about spinal cord stimulation (SCS) for pain relief. But what does the process entail, how does it work, and what type of pain benefits the most from it?

    Join us on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 1 pm ET for a Zoom webinar to find out about SCS with interventional pain management expert Shalini Shah, MD.

    Dr. Shah will discuss:

      • What SCS is and how it works
      • Common diagnoses of patients who may benefit from SCS
      • SCS safety
      • How SCS has changed over the years
      • The SCS process – from choosing the right device to the trial

      Dr. Shah is Vice-Chair for the Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Care and Enterprise Director of Pain Services for University of California Irvine Health. She also is the current President-Elect for the California Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. You can learn more about her here.

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  • No pain, no gain

  • By: Michaela O’Connor

    There’s a saying in the chronic pain community, “whoever said no pain, no gain never had chronic pain.” At first, I fully and whole-heartedly agreed with the quote. As a chronic pain patient, I could not see anything I had gained from the constant pain I lived with. I saw this quote again more recently and realized that it was no longer true, at least, not for me. I still understand the meaning of the quote and the endless desire to live without pain; however, I also understand how much I have gained over the past fourteen years, in spite of my pain.

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  • Generational pandemic losses

  • By: Ellen Lenox Smith

    As we attempt to stay safe, we also are hoping to see the light at the end of this long tunnel with hopes of returning to some form of normalcy. My husband and I are in our 70s and have faced issues that the younger generation has not and vice versa. We are clearly all dealing with many similar issues – working to keep hands clean, wearing masks, social distancing, and losing activities and connections to people we have enjoyed in our lives. But let’s take a moment to understand just a few of the differences one is experiencing depending on their age.

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