Premier Pain Doctors Lecture at Pain Medicine Symposium

Several physicians from Premier Pain Centers recently presented at the annual symposium of the New York and New Jersey Societies of Interventional Pain Physicians (NJSIPP and NYSIPP).  The event, titled “Evolving Advanced Pain Therapies”, was held from Thursday, November 7th to Sunday, November 10th in Jersey City, NJ.

Dr. Peter Staats presented several lectures at the symposium, including a discussion on neuromodulation and the ethics of pain management.  Dr. Sean Li presented a lecture on vertebroplasty and kyphoplastyDr. John Mak, Dr. Li, and Dr. Staats were also on faculty for several workshops at the symposium, teaching courses on vertebral augmentation and ultrasound guided peripheral nerve blocks.

“We are all very active in our professional societies,” said Dr. Mak.  “It’s an opportunity to converse among peers and share the latest advances in pain medicine.”

Premier Pain’s Research Division also had a display booth at the symposium.  Another way the doctors at Premier Pain Centers stay at the forefront of their specialty is by conducting clinical studies.  Headed by Dr. Staats, the clinical trials aim to prove how effective spinal and peripheral nerve stimulation is in treating chronic pain. These studies aim to advance the discipline of pain management and provide new treatment methods to our patients.

Dr. Mak continued, “We strongly feel that in order to offer our patients the best care, we need to continue to learn and contribute to the specialty of pain medicine.  The patients at Premier Pain can rest assured that their doctors are well trained and will have the knowledge and tools available to them to treat their pain condition. “

The New Jersey Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, whose current president is Dr. Staats, is the New Jersey branch of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. The mission of the Society is to educate physicians in the development of safe, cost effective, high quality interventional pain management techniques and safe office practices, to advocate for and facilitate legislation which will promote access to high quality care for New Jersey citizens, and to educate the public, state and other health officials, insurance companies and allied health personnel on what treatments are available to alleviate pain and eliminate the problems associated with it.