Minimally Invasive Procedure Relieves Pain Related To Spinal Stenosis
The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA), along with ASA Pain Committee Chair, Asokumar Buvanendran, M.D., were acknowledged this week by the Chief Medical Officer for the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for demonstrating early support of the HHS Pain Management Best Practices Inter-Agency Task Force and for providing input on best practice recommendations for acute and chronic pain.
Dr. Lubenow interview on NBC news in "New Painkiller Alternatives Still Often Denied Insurance Coverage"
Alternatives to painkillers — like nerve stimulators, biofeedback, acupuncture and cognitive therapy — are often denied coverage.
Dr. Lubenow as part of the Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Consensus Group, evaluated peer‐reviewed literature on minimally invasive spine treatment (MIST) to construct guidelines for making treatment recommendations.