Our clinical, teaching and research experiences focus on developing new strategies to alleviate pain and improve function and quality of life in chronic pain patients. We currently have both basic science studies in collaboration with the Neuroscience Department and clinical studies in collaboration with the Center for Addiction and Geriatrics Departments.
Areas of research include: investigating quantitative sensory measurements of pain, developing large mammalian model to study opioid tolerance and to correlate the findings with clinical measurements, and evaluating microdose morphine intrathecal dosing strategies. We also have published novel approaches to treating pain, including pulsed radiofrequency treatment of intractable phantom limb pain and trigeminal neuralgia as well as alcohol neurolysis of sciatic and femoral nerves to improve pressure ulcer healing. We have a long history of industry and NIH sponsored studies.