July 01, 2022
ASA committee chair discusses nerve-cooling implant that could ease post-surgery pain without opioids on U.S. News & World Report
David Dickerson, M.D., chair of ASA’s Committee on Pain Medicine, was quoted in the article regarding a new study, which describes a dissolvable device that was implanted near the nerves of lab animals to “cool down” the nerves, blocking pain signals from reaching the brain. “Unlike the sprouting that occurs when a nerve is heated, cooling allows nerves to stay intact,” he said. The piece, which originally published on HealthDay was also picked up by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Medically Prime, among other outlets.