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Neuromodulation (or neurostimulation) represents an advanced pain management therapy for patients with chronic, refractory pain. This article provides an overview of the history of neuromodulation, spinal cord stimulation, peripheral nerve stimulation and other forms of neurostimulation, as well as updates in neuromodulation therapy. Neuromodulation: History and Updates - 22nd May 2018
Neuromodulation (or neurostimulation) represents an advanced pain management therapy for patients with chronic, refractory pain. This article provides an overview of the history of neuromodulation, spinal cord stimulation, peripheral nerve stimulation and other forms of neurostimulation, as well as updates in neuromodulation therapy.
Dr Russo and the Executive Board of NSANZ meeting with Mr Omar Ishrak, CEO of the Medtronic company.
Neuromodulation Society of Australia and New Zealand meeting - 17th April 2018
Dr Russo and the Executive Board of NSANZ meeting with Mr Omar Ishrak, CEO of the Medtronic company.
Dr Russo recently implanted Australia's first Intellis device - the world's smallest spinal cord stimulator system. 9 News interviewed Dr Russo and his patient. The article can be viewed on the 9 News website. Dr Russo Implants Australia's First Intellis Device - 10th April 2018
Dr Russo recently implanted Australia's first Intellis device - the world's smallest spinal cord stimulator system. 9 News interviewed Dr Russo and his patient. The article can be viewed on the 9 News website.
Website: 9 News
As both the public and medical practitioners would know there has been an up-scheduling of codeine in pharmacies. It is no longer available over-the-counter and must be obtained by a script from a doctor. So, what is left and how effective is it? Alternative Analgesics to Codeine for Acute Pain - 2nd March 2018
As both the public and medical practitioners would know there has been an up-scheduling of codeine in pharmacies. It is no longer available over-the-counter and must be obtained by a script from a doctor. So, what is left and how effective is it?
Hunter Pain Clinic were proud to support the 2017 Special Children's Christmas Party. Read about it here. Hunter Pain Clinic Supports the Special Children's Christmas Party - 14th December 2017
Hunter Pain Clinic were proud to support the 2017 Special Children's Christmas Party. Read about it here.
Controlled breathing techniques have been practised for millennia in the East and have since gained popularity in the Western world due to their claimed health benefits. Despite this, they remain relatively untouched by the medical community. We recently published an article on slow breathing – how it affects the body, what might be the optimal technique for human health and the potential clinical applications. Slow Breathing - 14th December 2017
Controlled breathing techniques have been practised for millennia in the East and have since gained popularity in the Western world due to their claimed health benefits. Despite this, they remain relatively untouched by the medical community. We recently published an article on slow breathing – how it affects the body, what might be the optimal technique for human health and the potential clinical applications.
The Hunter Pain Clinic team were thrilled to recently receive recertification of AS/NZS ISO 9001-2016: Quality management systems. 
Hunter Pain Clinic Maintains Quality Management Certification - 7th August 2017
The Hunter Pain Clinic team were thrilled to recently receive recertification of AS/NZS ISO 9001-2016: Quality management systems.
Dr Russo has performed the first cases of Stimwave spinal cord and peripheral nerve stimulation in Australia.  

Pictured are the Stimwave team with Dr Marc Russo
L- R | Charlie Warhurst, Barbara Horne, Dr Russo & Jeneth Boughen
 
For more information visit http://www.stimwave.com New Technology Brings Hope to Pain Sufferers - 23rd June 2017
Dr Russo has performed the first cases of Stimwave spinal cord and peripheral nerve stimulation in Australia.   Pictured are the Stimwave team with Dr Marc Russo L- R | Charlie Warhurst, Barbara Horne, Dr Russo & Jeneth Boughen   For more information visit http://www.stimwave.com
Website: Stimwave
Pelvic pain is a broad term to describe any pain within the area of the lower abdomen/pelvis. This article provides a brief overview of some common types of pelvic pain and ends with a discussion on the issue of pain after pelvic mesh surgery. Pelvic Pain - 19th June 2017
Pelvic pain is a broad term to describe any pain within the area of the lower abdomen/pelvis. This article provides a brief overview of some common types of pelvic pain and ends with a discussion on the issue of pain after pelvic mesh surgery.
It has been our pleasure to have Dr Stanley Wong from the Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Hong Kong with us for the past three months.

Dr Wong has been training under Dr Russo, perfecting his procedure techniques, including neuromodulation. During his time with us, he has been able to participate in a research study of treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee. Dr Stanley Wong visits Hunter Pain Clinic - 12th May 2017
It has been our pleasure to have Dr Stanley Wong from the Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Hong Kong with us for the past three months. Dr Wong has been training under Dr Russo, perfecting his procedure techniques, including neuromodulation. During his time with us, he has been able to participate in a research study of treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee.


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