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News: Prunskis named one of top pain management physicians

Dr. John V. Prunskis was named one of the Best Pain Management Physicians in America after undergoing substantial review by the editorial staff of Becker’s Review. The listing appears in the March 21 issue.Prunskis is with the Illinois Pain Institute in Elgin and is an independent physician on the medical staff at Centegra Health System.

The top pain management physicians in the United States were selected based on awards they received from major organizations in their field, leadership in those organizations, work on professional publications and positions of service held at hospitals and surgery centers.

Prunskis also has been voted by his peers five times the top pain doctor in the Chicago area as published by Castle Connolly in Chicago Magazine. He completed his medical degree at Rush Medical School in Chicago, his internship at University of Illinois Metropolitan Group Hospitals, residency at University of Chicago Hospitals and fellowship at University of Chicago Hospitals. He is a board certified interventional pain physician. He also has achieved the highest level in the field of pain medicine, Fellow in Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP).

Considered an expert in his field, Prunskis has served as secretary of the Illinois Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and has been voted among the top five specialists at Centegra Hospital-McHenry.  Prunskis was appointed to the Illinois State Medical Society Council on Health Care Economics, has been president of the McHenry County Medical Society, is a past member of the Illinois State Medical Society Governmental Affairs Council, is an exam writer for The American Board of Anesthesiology in Pain Management and has been listed in “Two Thousand Notable American Men”  published by the American Biographical Institute. He is a current certification examiner for Interventional Pain Management.Prunskis has been co-medical director of Illinois Pain Institute since 1993. The Illinois Pain Institute is the longest established multi-site Interventional Pain Practice in the Chicago area. The practice has grown to include five locations in the Chicago suburbs including Elgin, Barrington, McHenry, Itasca and Libertyville. One hundred percent of the practice is focused on recognizing and identifying the source of pain and providing precise spinal diagnosis and interventional treatment of painful conditions.

Prunskis and his associates have expertise in diagnosing and relieving pain by addressing and fixing the source of the pain. Prunskis treats the following:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Spinal and disc problems
  • Headaches
  • Worker’s comp injuries
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Sciatica
  • Shingles
  • Myofacial  pain
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Arthritis pain
  • Cancer pain
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Sports injuries

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