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Drs. Hunter & Lee Implant the First DRG Stimulator in the United States

Drs. Hunter & Lee Implant The First DRG Stimulator In The United States

First DRG Stimulator Implant in the Country Performed in New York City! On April 8th, 2016, the Ainsworth Institute made medical history: Drs. Hunter and Lee implanted the very first DRG Stimulator in the entire country - right here in New York.  The procedure took record time and the patient has discharged home just a few hours after the procedure was completed. The patient had been living with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) for years after a work-related accident.  Her previous pain doctor implanted her a traditional spinal cord stimulator several years prior which helped control her pain to a modest degree; however she was living with constant pain and had trouble sitting down or even walking.  In 2015, she was referred to the Ainsworth Institute to see if further treatment could be recommended for her.  Luckily, our doctors are part of…

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The Truth About Laser Spine Surgery

The Truth About Laser Spine Surgery

Laser spine surgery can be summed up in one word – hoax. There is a perception by the general public that lasers are modern or even futuristic. Dating back to the 1960’s people were obsessed with lasers. Whether it be Auric Goldfinger using it as a hi-tech weapon to try and kill James Bond in 1964 or Val Kilmer designing a prototype for the military in 1985 – the American public has viewed lasers as the penultimate in science and technology. It would only seem natural that if one were to “apply” lasers to medicine, the public would find that application equally as futuristic, regardless of whether that use was real or just more movie special effects. Dr. Theodore H. Mainan, the researcher who first constructed the optical laser in 1960, said it was “the solution in search of a…

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