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Mississippi-Based Physician at Forefront of Spinal Cord Stimulation Research

Pascagoula, MS (September 19, 2014) -- Dr. Thomas L. Yearwood of Comprehensive Pain & Rehabilitation in Biloxi and Pascagoula, a world-renowned thought leader for spinal cord stimulation and treatment of chronic pain, is one of only five physicians in the U.S. meeting with leaders from Boston Scientific as they explore the future of spinal cord stimulators and discuss advances in the treatment of chronic pain.

"We always enjoy visiting with Dr. Yearwood. As a global thought leader and researcher, he provides us with interesting perspectives and challenges us to think differently,” states Allen Meacham, Boston Scientific Vice President of U.S. Sales.

Boston Science is the largest manufacturer of spinal cord stimulators for use in treating chronic pain in the world.

The president of Boston Scientific Neuromodulation, along with BSN’s vice president of clinical studies, its director of research and development and other top company officials will travel to south Mississippi Sept. 24, 2014, to tour Comprehensive Pain & Rehabilitation’s Pascagoula site which includes an ambulatory surgery center. The will spend the remaining portion of the day meeting with Dr. Yearwood.

YearwoodThumbThrough clinical and regulatory research spanning 25 years, and as a member of the International Neuromodulation Society, Dr. Yearwood has made significant contributions to clinical neuroscience. Some of his most recent research involves wireless technology and its implications for neuromodulation.

A graduate of the LSU School of Medicine, Dr. Yearwood completed an internship and surgical residency at the University of Washington and an anesthesiology residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch. He possesses a PhD in Biomechanical Engineering. (Photo: Dr. Thomas L. Yearwood)

Dr. Yearwood’s passion for research, he said, comes from a strong desire to help his patients lead lives free from debilitating pain.

About Comprehensive Pain & Rehabilitation

Comprehensive Pain & Rehabilitation (CPR) is a multi-disciplinary medical practice devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain using an integrated program of interventional pain medicine, behavioral medicine and functional rehabilitation. The practice includes a nationally recognized specialist in Spinal Cord Stimulation Implantation; physicians who are board-certified and fellowship trained in pain medicine; and a board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation physician who specializes in functional restoration, as well as acute and chronic pain management. Additionally, CPR offers patients a clinical psychologist to consult with patients to treat the emotional management of chronic pain. CPR has clinic locations in Daphne, Alabama; Pascagoula and Biloxi, Mississippi.  Visit for more information. 


Dr. Thomas Yearwood earns forefront of spinal cord stimulation research
Mississippi Press Sept. 22, 2014

Mississippi-based physician at forefront of spinal cord stimulation research Sept. 19, 2014