Chester Buckenmaier

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OBJECTIVE To successfully treat a patient with complex regional pain syndrome, refractory to standard therapy, to enable a rapid and full return to professional duties. SETTING This case report describes the rapid resolution of an unusual presentation of complex regional pain syndrome type I after four days of treatment with a continuous sciatic(More)
OBJECTIVES Chronic pain management typically consists of prescription medications or provider-based, behavioral, or interventional procedures that are often ineffective, may be costly, and can be associated with undesirable side effects. Because chronic pain affects the whole person (body, mind, and spirit), patient-centered complementary and integrative(More)
Conflicts of interest: The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy of the Department of Army/Navy/Air Force, Department of Defense, or United States Government. There are no conflicts of interest to report. Disclosure: The Evidence for Massage Therapy (EMT) Working Group (diverse stake-holders making(More)
OBJECTIVE The Defense and Veterans Pain Rating Scale (DVPRS 2.0) is a pain assessment tool that utilizes a numerical rating scale enhanced by functional word descriptors, color coding, and pictorial facial expressions matched to pain levels. Four supplemental questions measure how much pain interferes with usual activity and sleep, and affects mood and(More)
Chronic postsurgical pain impacts most amputees, with more than half experiencing neuralgic residual limb pain. The transition from normal acute postamputation pain to chronic residual limb pain likely involves both peripheral and central inflammatory mechanisms. As part of the Veterans Integrated Pain Evaluation Research study, we investigated links(More)
Acute peripheral neuropathic pain after combat-related polytrauma is a common occurrence in the United States military that is often refractory to current drugs and regional anesthesia. Both spinal cord and peripheral nerve stimulation are successfully used for chronic neuropathic pain states, but are not reported for acute neuropathic pain. We present 2(More)
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