Committees  |   June 2015
New When Seconds Count™ Story Showcases Physician Anesthesiologists as Pain Medicine Specialists
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  • Kenneth Elmassian, D.O.
    Committee on Communications
    Chair
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Committees   |   June 2015
New When Seconds Count™ Story Showcases Physician Anesthesiologists as Pain Medicine Specialists
ASA Monitor 06 2015, Vol.79, 60.
ASA Monitor 06 2015, Vol.79, 60.
Chris Power will never forget hearing the words “I think I can help” from physician anesthesiologist Robert Jason Ain, M.D. after a painful medical journey that lasted almost two years.
Chris developed complex regional pain syndrome after tripping and falling down some stairs while carrying a box of rocks for his aquarium. After the fall, his arm started doing very strange things. It turned purple and was extremely cold. Hair stopped growing on the arm and there was a constant burning inside that felt like a boa constrictor squeezing him non-stop. The pain became debilitating and Chris cut himself off from the world, becoming depressed, exhausted, angry and frustrated. He saw a number of doctors from different specialties but was repeatedly told there wasn’t much hope. That changed when Chris saw Dr. Ain, who prescribed a spinal cord stimulator.
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