I am attending in a conference in USA. todays' topics were mostly about evidence based medicine in pain medicine and the appropriate evidence. the new idea was the fact that RCTs (Randomised Control Trials) are not the only and the best evidence and we need to see if the interventions that we provide, would make people more active, more functional and could reduce the medication usage. As well the outcome studies are very important regarding the decisions for continue an intervention or not.
for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, even though there is not enough evidence yet, selective nerve root stimulators are very promising.
Dr. Ramin Safakish, anesthesiologist and pain interventionist, is a full time pain interventionist in Allevio Pain Management.