Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, and pain is its defining symptom. Osteoarthritis is a complex disease whose etiology bridges [...]

Brain Biomarkers for Chronic Pain: Pathway for Novel Therapeutics

Deconstructing Biomarkers A Pathway for Novel Therapeutics Chronic pain conditions are associated with abnormalities in brain structure and function. Moreover, some studies [...]

Spinal Cord Stimulation as a Treatment for Chronic Pain

Pharmacological relief of neuropathic pain is often insufficient. Electrical neurostimulation is efficacious in chronic neuropathic pain and other neurological diseases. Spinal Cord [...]

Best Practices for
Prescribing Opioids

When (do?) “Guidelines” Diverge from “Best Practices” Mark Schumacher, MD, PhD Proper Charting & Documentation & When Should You Taper (or Not [...]

Patient Assessment & Management

Learn to identify the cognitive neurological processes that modulate pain, how to identify the right treatment pathway for each patient, and to assess and manage amputation-related pain


Perioperative Management of Persons with Chronic Pain

Perioperative management of patients who have been exposed to long-term opioids, whether of therapeutic or recreational origin, is challenging


Salvaging Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS) Failures

Tolerance & Loss of Efficacy;
Surgical Revisions vs. Program Revisions;
Developing Electricalphysiological Models of Disease


Diagnosing & Treating Chronic Pain of the Lumbar Spine

Comparing & Contrasting Lumbar Decompression Procedures;
Intraspinal Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)


The Art of Pain Relief: How Museums May Help Address Chronic Pain

Art museum tours for individuals with chronic pain are feasible, and participants reported positive effects on perceived social disconnection and pain.