The electric cure
Chronic pain is mind-altering; it can change who you are.
KRISHNA KUMAR has the solution
ACanadian newspaper once described Dr Krishna Kumar as a neurosurgeon
who has dedicated his career to easing
Society, which now boasts about 70 members who are all
expert in the planting of electrodes in the brain to facilitate
treatment. The society had its first major conference in June
this year in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The society’s mission statement is that of dedication to the
propagation of neuromodulation therapy ‘through education,
training, dissemination and support of research and encour-
agement of best practices, as well as professional development
and leadership in health policy on chronic pain management
and other neurological disorders.’
For his work both as clinical professor and as a leading
researcher in neurosurgery, and for the development of inno-
vative brain and spinal implants used for the treatment of
chronic pain, Kumar was honored earlier this year with the
Order of Canada, the nation’s highest civilian award. Last year,
he was named Saskatchewan Physician of the Year and earlier,
in October 2000, Kumar received the prestigious
Saskatchewan Order of Merit, thus entering a very elite club of
super achievers who have won both honors.