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Daniel S. Bennett, MD
Interventional Spine/Pain Management
Integrative Treatment Centers
Westminster, CO

About Daniel S. Bennett, MD

Daniel S. Bennett, MD, DABPM is an interventional spine/pain medicine physician from Denver, CO. He is the Founder and immediate past-Chairman of the Board of Directors of The National Pain Foundation. He has served on the Board of Directors of the North American Neuromodulation Society and is actively involved with the American Academy of Pain Medicine. He received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Miami with honors, and completed post-doctoral training in anesthesiology/pain medicine at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, CO. 

He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and lectures nationally and internationally on pain medicine, in particular on interventional diagnostic/therapeutic techniques, pharmacological interventions, and neuromodulation for control of neuropathic and complex pain syndromes.

Dr. Bennett has been active in clinical research involving electrical neuromodulation of spinal and peripheral nerve structures, and spinal drug delivery systems as applied to chronic pain syndromes. He is also actively practicing interventional diagnostics and therapeutics for both acute and chronic conditions of the spine.

Key Interests: Complex Regional Pain Syndromes (CRPS), Failed Back Surgical Syndrome, peripheral nerve injury/neuropathy, interstitial cystitis, and cervicogenic headache.

Publications

1. Bennett, DS; "Spinal Cord Stimulation for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Type I: [RSD]"; Proceedings of the International Neuromodulation Society Congress; Lucerne, Switzerland 1998. 

2. Bennett, DS; Alo, K; Oakley, J; Feler, C; "Spinal Cord Stimulation for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome I [RSD]: A Retrospective Multi-Center Experience from 1995-1998 of 101 Patients", Neuromodulation 1999 2(3):202-9.

3. Disorbio, JM; Bennett, DS; "Diagnostic Norms for the 1-10 Pain Scale", Abstract, Proceedings of the International Association for the Study of Pain World Congress; Vienna, Austria; August 1999.

4. Bennett, DS: "Drug Delivery System Pump Implantation" in Fluoroscopic Manual for Pain Management, Best, T (ed); Pain Management Innovations; Golden, Colorado; Chapter 5; Pgs 15-16; 2000.

5. Bennett, DS; "Neurostimulation: Thoracic Placement" in Fluoroscopic Manual for Pain Management, Best, T (ed); Pain Management Innovations; Golden, Colorado; Chapter 5; Pgs 38-39; 2000.

6. Bennett, DS; "Radiofrequency Neurolysis" in Fluoroscopic Manual for Pain Management, Best, T (ed); Pain Management Innovations; Golden, Colorado; Chapter 5; Pgs 52-53.

7. Bennett, DS; "Spinal Cord Stimulation for Failed Back Surgical Syndrome: Patient Selection, Techniques, and Expectations" in Proceedings of the Worldwide Pain Conference 2000; July 15-21, 2000; San Francisco, California; Monduzzi Editore; Bologna, Italy.

8. Bennett, DS; "Spinal Cord Stimulation for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome" in Proceedings of the Worldwide Pain Conference 2000, July 15-21, 2000; San Francisco, California; Monduzzi Editore; Bologna, Italy.

9. Bennett, DS; "Pharmacology of Intrathecally Applied Pharmacotherapeutics" in Proceedings of the Worldwide Pain Conference 2000, July 15-21, 2000; San Francisco, California; Monduzzi Editore; Bologna, Italy.

10. Disorbio, JM; Bennett, DS; Bruns, D; "Presurgical Evaluation of Patients Considered for Neural Blockade and Dorsal Column Simulator Procedures; in Proceedings of the Worldwide Pain Conference 2000, July 15-21, 2000; San Francisco, California; Monduzzi Editore; Bologna, Italy.

11. Bennett, DS; Book Review, "Pain: Clinical Manual, Second Edition" in Pain Medicine 1(2):186, 2000.

12. Bennett, DS; Hagen JE; "Treatment of Complex Axial and Mechanical Pain and Right Lower Extremity Neuropathic Pain Using a Tripolar Thoracic Electrode Configuration Combined with Retrograde Dorsal Nerve Root Stimulation", Poster Presentation, 5th Congress of The American Neuromodulation Society; Orlando, FL March 9-10, 2001.

13. Bennett, D; Carr, D; "Opiophobia as a Barrier to the Treatment of Pain", Journal of Pharm Care in Pain & Symptom Control; 16(1):105-8, 2001.

14. Bennett, DS; Hagen, JE; Disorbio, M; "Treatment of Complex Axial Pain using a Tripolar Thoracic Electrode Array supplemented with a Retrograde Nerve Root Stimulation L4 array for the Treatment of Complex Axial and Lower Extremity Pain: A Focus Article and Case Presentation", Neuromodulation (accepted for publication).

15. Bennett, DS, "A Collaborative Approach to Care for Effective Pain Management", CME Today for Primary Care Practice 3(1):5, 2004.

16. Bennett, DS, "Pain Management: Improving Function and Enhancing Quality of Life", CME Today for Primary Care Practice 3(1):7-16, 2004.

17. Bennett, DS (Editor); "Current Trends in Pain Management"
Medical Education Broadcast Network.

Multi-Media Course

Bennett, DS; "Balanced Analgesia and Strategies for Treatment of Chronic Pain" as part of The Emerging Solutions in Pain series for MediCom Worldwide, Inc.

Book Chapters

1. Bennett, DS; Brookoff, D; "Chapter 5: Sacral Nerve Root Stimulation for Interstitial Cystitis", in Electrical Stimulation and Relief of Pain, in Pain Research and Clinical Management, Simpson, B (Ed); Elsevier Science B.V., 2003; Pg 57-77.

2. Bennett, DS; Cameron, T; "Chapter 8: Spinal Cord Stimulation for Complex Regional Pain Syndromes", in Electrical Stimulation and Relief of Pain, in Pain Research and Clinical Management, Simpson, B (Ed); Elsevier Science B.V., 2003; Pg. 111-129.

In-Development

Multi-Media Course:
Gudin, J; Bennett, DS; "Physiology of Pain Processing in 3D" as part of an educational grant with Pfizer Pharmaceuticals.

Articles Written by Daniel S. Bennett, MD

Interventional Pain Medicine: Options for Chronic Pain

If your primary care physician cannot pinpoint the source of your pain, it may be best to seek the care of a pain specialist such as an interventional pain medicine physician.

Pain Management: Therapy Targeted to Treat Chronic Pain

Some patients with chronic back or neck pain should not be discouraged as there are other treatments besides drug therapy to help alleviate pain.

Spine Specialists On-Call: Pain Management Options for Chronic Pain

Daniel S. Bennett, MD talks with SpineUniverse about the management of chronic pain, particularly in light of recent controversies of many prescription pain medications.

Articles Reviewed by Daniel S. Bennett, MD

Spinal Cord Stimulation for the Control of Chronic Back Pain

Spinal cord stimulation, also called neurostimulation, may allow patients to achieve significant or total relief from chronic back pain.

Spinal Cord Stimulation: Advantages and Risks and Who is a Candidate?

Are you a candidate for spinal cord stimulation? Review the advantages and risks to this pain management technique used for chronic pain patients. Article reviews who can have spinal cord stimulation.

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