Andrew L. Martin, PsyD Chronic pain profoundly affects a basic human task – movement – changing it from something we take for granted into a source of anxiety and frustration. We have to move, but we naturally don’t want to hurt. Here are a few concepts for deciding when and how to move in order… Read more »
What are Neurons?
Raj N. Sureja, MD Neurons are nerve cells that are the basic components of our brain and nervous system. Although they can vary in shape, size and structure, all neurons have three separate parts – 1) the body of the cell; 2) the axon (transmitter) and 3) the dendrite (receiver). Nerve cells are structurally and… Read more »
What is a “Pain Pathway”? An Introduction
Jenny L. F. Andrus, MD As an Interventional Pain Management Physician, I see patients who suffer from chronic pain as a part of life. In understanding pain, it important to know that pain not only has many emotional, psychological, and sensory components, but that it also is a physiological activity as well. There is a… Read more »
Electromedicine/Electrotherapy – Part II What is Electric Cell Stimulation or neo-GEN®?
Robert J. Snyder, MD In the first article in this series, Dr. Jeffrey Carlson discussed the advent of electromedicine, how it has been used in the past and some of the devices that are currently used most in the field of Orthopaedics and Interventional Pain Management. As physicians, we see firsthand the benefits that… Read more »
What is Electromedicine/Electrotherapy? Part I
Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD In 2022, it seems that modern medicine is inundated with devices, treatments and therapies that utilize the power of carefully modulated electric current. You can find these in Physical Therapy or physician offices, there are devices for use in surgery and some devices that are even available to be surgically implanted… Read more »