Nura Pain Clinic Welcomes R. Scott Stayner, MD
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Nura welcomes R. Scott Stayner, MD. Dr. Stayner will serve as the pain clinic’s Medical Director of Nura Ambulatory Surgery Centers.
In his new role, Dr. Stayner will oversee Nura’s interventional services at the clinic’s newly renovated state-of-the-art pain treatment facility in Edina, Minn. The expanded and updated clinic was officially unveiled in March 2020 and offers comprehensive pain management, with all evidenced-based pain treatments available under one roof.
Dr. Stayner has practiced interventional pain management since 2012, using a combination of interventional procedures, physical therapy, behavioral health counseling, neuromodulation and medications to help patients manage chronic pain. He was inspired to specialize in Pain Management after helping care for his grandmother, who suffered from debilitating back pain despite various surgeries and high doses of opioids.
“Dr. Stayner’s personal passion for alleviating chronic pain, his impressive technical skills and his holistic approach to pain management make him an ideal addition to Nura’s medical team,” noted David Schultz MD, Nura founder and CEO.
Dr. Scott Stayner is board certified through the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in both Anesthesiology and Pain Management. From 2013 to 2017, he served as a member of the Montana Medical Association’s committee addressing the state’s opioid crisis. As a committee member he educated primary care physicians on best practices for managing chronic pain and the role of opioid medications in pain management. Dr. Stayner has published book chapters and journal articles on safe practices for opioid prescribing. He also is a frequent lecturer for the UC Davis Pain Fellowship Program and has co-authored multiple publications with its faculty.
Dr. Stayner completed his anesthesiology residency at the University of Minnesota, his Fellowship in Pain Management with the University of California, Davis, and is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis.
Nura (formally MAPS Medical Pain Clinics) was founded in 1995 by David Schultz, MD, a pioneer in interventional pain management. In his work as a practicing anesthesiologist in the 1990s, Dr. Schultz realized the need to treat chronic pain patients with a more comprehensive approach and went on to found the region's first multidisciplinary pain management clinic, coordinating high tech interventional procedures with in-house physical therapy and psychology services. Nura’s mission is to give chronic pain sufferers their lives back.
At Nura patients can receive chronic pain evaluation, medication management, physical therapy and behavioral health counseling as well as interventional pain procedures and surgeries, all in the same clinic. This is a critical advantage for patients who otherwise may receive fragmented and poorly coordinated pain management by multiple providers at multiple locations.
Nura’s multidisciplinary approach to pain management includes medication management, physical therapy and behavioral health coordinated with minimally invasive interventional procedures such as nerve blocks, spinal injections and nerve ablation. For more complex chronic pain problems, Nura offers a full range of implantable pain control options including spinal cord stimulation, dorsal root ganglion stimulation, peripheral nerve stimulation and targeted spinal drug delivery.