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  • Masks and social distancing to stop the spread of COVID-19

    UPC Pain Physicians strongly advocate use of masks and social distancing to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the community. UPC staff members routinely screen patients and strongly advocate and educate the need to wear masks and practice social distancing to stop the spread and resurgence of the pandemic in the Chicagoland area.

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  • U.S. Opioid Painkiller Abuse May Be Leveling Off

    U.S. Opioid Painkiller Abuse May Be Leveling Off

    Rate plateaus as doctors are urged to recommend nondrug pain treatments

    The number of Americans abusing prescription painkillers has leveled off in recent years, but there is no apparent decline yet.

    That's the finding of a new study tracking the U.S. opioid abuse problem. Researchers found that after a large spike in the early 2000s, Americans' misuse of prescription opioid painkillers has plateaued in recent years.

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  • Opioid Epidemic Initiatives

    Physician anesthesiologists are uniquely qualified to understand the opioid epidemic. Hear from Asokumar Buvanendran, M.D., Chair of the ASA Committee on Pain Medicine and learn about upcoming ASA initiatives.


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  • New Knee Procedure Eases Arthritis Pain Without Surgery; Getting a Second Opinion; Video Throwing Analysis

    Dr. Sandeep D. Amin discusses a new, non-invasive knee procedure called “cooled radio frequency ablation” (Coolief), that could bring some relief for patients suffering from debilitating chronic pain, for whom surgery is not an option.

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  • FDA Approves New Treatment For Chronic Knee Pain


    In this new treatment, doctors insert specialized needles that emit radio frequency into the knee, which freezes the nerves to stop the pain.

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