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Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update

Could pain patients be turned away at major hospitals? As many of you know all of the major hospitals here are cancelling elective procedures for the next few weeks, and some are even cancelling unessential clinics. We're greatly concerned by this because it could result in pain patients having nowhere to turn for care while COVID 19 runs its course. We're here for you! We want everyone in need to know they can turn to us for care while waiting for their regular doctor to reopen. We are open and all care is administered internally...not at a hospital or outside facility. Our hope is we're able to help those patients that have been turned away and are being told to hang on.

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Dr. Hunter at the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS) 22nd Annual Meeting

NANS 2019 was an extremely exciting meeting.  The future is bright for pain management has newer and better technologies for treating chronic pain continue to be created to give doctor improved tools to offer to our patients and these innovations were all showcased at this year's meeting.  Much of the innovation in the field seems to be centered on finding different and unique ways to manipulate the nervous system to respond in different ways to meet a given need - whether it be Parkinson's Disease, incontinence, tremors, movement disorders, pelvic pain, amputee pain, headaches or neuropathic foot pain. One of the highlights from the conference was something called "closed loop stimulation" by Saluda.  This is a once-in-a-lifetime discovery that allows doctors to communicate with the spinal cord and literally see what it is "saying" to the brain...its basically like an EKG…

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Enjoy This Delicious Anti-Inflammatory Recipe

The right diet can help reduce chronic inflammation and pain.  This recipe contains anti-inflammatory foods that are also delicious! Recipe Courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis Roasted Chicken with Balsamic Vinaigrette Yield:  6 servings Total 3 hr 15 min Ingredients: 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 2 garlic cloves, chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 (4 pound) whole chicken, cut into pieces (giblets, neck and backbone reserved for another use) 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves Directions: Whisk the vinegar, mustard, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper in small bowl to blend.  Combine the vinaigrette and chicken pieces in a large resealable plastic bag; seal the bag and toss to coat.  Refrigerate, turning the chicken pieces…

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Dr. Hunter is Elected to the Board of Director for the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS)

Dr. Hunter was elected to the Board of Directors of the prestigious North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS) Dr. Hunter has joined the ranks of some of THE most prestigious pain doctors in the country with this latest achievement.  Dr. Hunter was appointed to the board after winning an election by his peers this last January of 2018.  He will begin his 2-year term as a Director-at-Large for NANS immediately following the annual meeting in Las Vegas.  Dr. Hunter has been working very closely with and for NANS for the last several years, particularly on the Advocacy and Policy Board were he has been serving as a delegate to the American Medical Association (AMA).

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

CRPS Treatment New York City DRG Stimulator

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 was 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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