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Broadcast Media Coverage

Fox 11 LA: "Mystery Pain," March 2005

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ABC World News Tonite: "Neurology Breakthroughs," 1996

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CNN: "MR Neurography," 1996

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Print Media Coverage  

Los Angeles Times: "Report Touts New Nerve Imaging Technique"; July 31, 1996

Read the LAT's coverage of one of Dr. Filler's MRI breakthroughs. Click the logo to learn more.

New York Times: "Magnetic Resonance Gives Better Images of Nerves in the Body"; March 16, 1998

Read the NYT's coverage of one of Dr. Filler's MRI breakthroughs. Click the logo to learn more.

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The Economist : "Magic Bullet for Pain Killers"; March 24, 2001

The Economist covers Dr. Filler's patented innovation of axonal transport facilitators, which speed pain relief to the correct nerve. Click the logo to learn more.

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Online Media Coverage "New Technology Locates Back Pain"; November 2005

Dr. Filler's work is featured in an online column by well-known broadcast physician Dr. Dean Edell. Click the image to read the article.

RT-Image: "MR Neurography; New way to diagnose sciatica may point to a different cause"; October 2005

Dr. Filler's work receives mention: "Researchers at Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Institute for Nerve Medicine suggest that new nerve imaging technology called MR neurography was effective to reveal that a pinched nerve in the pelvis called piriformis syndrome caused sciatic leg pain in the majority of patients who had failed diagnosis with an MR scan and were not treated successfully with surgery." Click the logo at right to read the article.

Journal of Neurosurgery: "Sciatica of nondisc origin and piriformis syndrome"; March 2005

Dr. Filler and associates have published a paper on their research into treatments for sciatica, published in the Journal of Neurosurgery - Spine. Click here to visit the site and read the article.

National Review of Medicine: "New imaging technique turns sciatica diagnosis on its head; MR neurography adds a pelvic twist to the sciatica story"; February 28, 2005

Canada's prestigious medical journal provides coverage to Dr. Filler's breakthrough technique in diagnosing and treating sciatica. Click the logo to download the file to your computer. "New Clues for Sciatica Pain Relief"; February 2005

The National Health Information Center (operated by the US Department of Health and Human Services) covers Dr. Filler's mission to correctly diagnose piriformis syndrome (commonly thought to be "sciatica"). Click the logo to learn more. "Do You Really Need back Surgery?"; 3Q 2004

Read a favorable review for Dr. Filler's latest book, Do You Really Need Back Surgery? Click the logo to learn more.

Read Now "Surgery Frees Pitcher from Constant Pain"; June 14, 2004

Learn the inspiring story of a young woman's crusade to free herself from pain, and the role Dr. Filler played in helping her achieve her goal. Click the logo to learn more. (PDF format)

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Wired: "Pain Relief's New Delivery System"; November 11, 2000

This article discusses Dr. Filler's innovation in the use of pain medication delivery to needed areas of the body without pinpoint accuracy. Click the logo to learn more.

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WebMD: "New Techniques Get at Pain Where it Hurts "; November 8, 2000

Here's interesting coverage of Dr. Filler's pain abatement techniques from WebMD, the leading online medical site for the general public. Click the logo to learn more. "Enhanced MRI reveals nerves that cause pain"; April 18, 1997

This article discusses Dr. Filler's discoveries in using MR imaging to help ascertain nerve locations prior to surgery and the impact this technique has had on patients and their recoveries.  Click the logo to learn more.

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Press Releases  

Press Release : "Internationally Renowned Medical Expert, Aaron G. Filler, MD Shares the Hard Facts About Back & Neck Pain to Arm Sufferers With Knowledge They Need"; July 2004

Do you suffer from chronic back pain that you’d try anything to get rid of? If so you're not alone. Over 1.25 million patients have MRI scans annually but only 15% get successful treatment...

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Press Release : "New Medical Technology at the Institute for Nerve Medicine Puts Police Officer Back On The Job"; May 10, 2004

Police officers who are shot in the line of duty resulting in debilitating injury may be able to seek a new medical procedure to minimize or eliminate the effects of paralysis and loss of mobility...

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Updated october 11, 2005

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