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The Pain Unfiltered Podcast: The Pain Physician and Spine Surgeon Relationship

Source— Published October 2, 2023

Dr. Ajay Antony & Dr. John Stevenson join hosts Dr. Patrick Buchanan and Dr. Timothy Deer to discuss how the mild® Procedure was leveraged to increase cross-specialty collaboration & enhanced patient care.

Air Date: 10/2/23

Dr. Ajay Antony, a leading interventional pain physician, and Dr. John Stevenson, a renowned neurosurgeon, both affiliated with The Orthopedic Institute in Gainesville, Florida, were recently showcased on the American Society of Pain and Neuroscience’s (ASPN) The Pain Unfiltered Podcast. In medicine today, teamwork between different specialties is revolutionizing care for patients with complex conditions and there is no partnership that exemplifies this better than Dr. Ajay Antony and Dr. John Stevenson. 

Join ASPN hosts Dr. Patrick Buchanan and Dr. Timothy Deer as they moderate the conversation around how treatments, like the mild® Procedure, served as a catalyst for discussions that led to deeper understanding and synergy between pain management and surgical intervention.  

Key Takeaways:

  • Education on treatment modalities is critical and can help establish a clinical decision tree on where to guide mild/moderate symptomatic patients vs more severe symptoms.
  • Collaboration and open communication between interventional pain management and spine surgeons are crucial for providing the best patient care.
  • Finding like-minded individuals in complementary specialties is key to establishing a similar partnership.
  • Empower and educate advanced practice providers (APPs) to make clinical decisions.

Listen to the full podcast episode below.

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To learn more about how partnerships between interventional pain management and spine surgeons have provided a more comprehensive and effective approach to treating lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS), view our blog article, “Collaborative Care in Spinal Stenosis: Breaking Barriers for Better Patient Outcomes.”

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