Tag Archives: Opioid

Spotlight on Pain: Neurosurgeon’s Pivotal Contributions

Guest Post from Deborah L. Benzil, MD, FACS, FAANS Chair, AANS/CNS Communications and Public Relations Committee Mount Kismo Medical Group Columbia University Medical Center Mt Kisco, New York “The greatest evil is physical pain.” – Saint Augustine “The aim of … Continue reading

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Cross Post – Using Neurosurgical Solutions to Manage Chronic Back Pain

Back pain is one of the most common ailments patients with chronic pain face. For some, a neurosurgical approach can offer much relief and may be an alternative to long-term opioid therapy. Today’s post originally appeared in the AMA Wire, … Continue reading

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Drug and Opioid Abuse Prevention: An Update for Neurosurgeons

Benjamin M. Zussman, MD Neurosurgery Resident, UPMC Council of State Neurosurgical Societies, State and Regional Advocacy Committee As a junior neurosurgery resident, I have already cared for too many patients whose lives have been destroyed by drug abuse. Consider the … Continue reading

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