Finding a Middle Ground for Pain Treatment in the Era of Opioid Legislation
Jacob Blake, MD
Jacob Blake, MD is an Interventional Pain Specialist with Sierra Neurosurgery Group in Reno, Nevada. He received his Pain Management Fellowship and Anesthesiology Residency at the University of California, San Diego where he was both Chief Resident and Regional Anesthesia Resident of the Year. Dr. Blake specializes in pain management using epidural steroid injections (ESI), radiofrequency ablation (RFA), nerve blocks, sympathetic blocks, neurostimulation, and intrathecal drug delivery systems (pain pump). Dr. Blake is an adjunct professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. At Sierra Neurosurgery Group, Dr. Blake helps patients manage both acute and chronic pain. His practice is founded upon the core values of understanding, respect, and trust. He spends a good deal of his clinical time listening to patients in order to understand their experience both medically and emotionally and works with them to develop a custom treatment plan.
Objectives are • Review current Nevada opioid legislation and understand how it affects the management of acute and chronic pain. • Illustrate non-opioid options available for treatment of chronic pain. • Demonstrate prescribing practices that will protect you and your patients while managing chronic pain conditions.