The Comprehensive Pain Management Center was founded in 1977 to evaluate and treat patients who suffer from chronic, intractable pain resulting from benign or malignant disease.
Low Back Pain; Discogenic Disease; Spinal Stenosis; Lumbar Radiculopathy; Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy; Myofascial Pain Syndrome; Past Laminectomy Syndrome; Headaches; Facet disease; Fibromyalgia
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B.R. Krauss, A. Barbar, P.S. Thomas, A.V. Apkarian, Performance on a Decision-Making Task in Sympathetically Mediated Chronic Pain (RSD CRPS I) Patients: Evidence for Cognitive Impairment. 9th World Congress on Pain, August 22-27, 1999, Vienna, Austria
Willoughby PH, Thomas PS, Kamani V, Joy S. Epidural Blood Patch Performed on a 23 Month Old Male: A Case Report. 53rd Post Graduate Assembly, New York, New York, December 1999.
Igor D. Grachev, TS Ramachandran, Thomas, PS, NM Szeverenyi, BF Fredrickson: Association between dorsolateral prefrontal N-acetyl aspartate and depression in chronic back pain: An in vivo evidence for overlapping circuitries in the brain, Submitted for publication in Journal of Neural Transmission, January 18, 2002.
Thomas PS, Apkarian AV, Krauss BR, Szeverenyi NM: Differential effects of blocking chronic RSD pain on frontal and parietal cortical activations: an MRI study. Soc. Neurosci, Abstract. 21 (1995)
Thomas PS, Krauss BR, Apkarian AV, Szeverenyi NM: Sympathetically maintained chronic pain is a hyperfrontal condition. Soc. Neurosci Abst. 23 (1997)
In 1988, Upstate Comprehensive Pain Management Center was added to provide adequate analgesia for patients with post-surgical pain, post-traumatic pain, or acute exacerbation of chronic pain.
Since its inception, Upstate Comprehensive Pain Management Center has expanded both physically and in the scope of services provided. This expansion allows us to evaluate and treat patients in order to provide:
Upstate Comprehensive Pain Management Center is the first comprehensive pain center in the central New York area, and it is one of only a few pain centers that offers integrated pain services for patients with acute and chronic pain syndromes. In order to meet patients' complex medical needs, the Center frequently draws upon other specialty medical services available at SUNY Upstate Medical University.
In keeping with the Upstate Medical University's tradition, clinical research and education are ongoing and integral parts of Upstate Comprehensive Pain Management Center.