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PAINWeek is the preferred resource for frontline practitioners treating acute and chronic pain. For over a decade, we have demonstrated that “education is the best analgesic’’ by presenting over 12,000 hours of content across our national and regional conferences, conducting hundreds of Expert Opinion interviews, and publishing an array of faculty authored articles in our quarterly journal. Be it live, digital, or print, PAINWeek provides education and insight 365 days/year!

PAINWeek is the preferred resource for frontline practitioners treating acute and chronic pain. For over a decade, we have demonstrated that “education is the best analgesic’’ by presenting over 12,000 hours of content across our national and regional conferences, conducting hundreds of Expert Opinion interviews, and publishing an array of faculty authored articles in our quarterly journal. Be it live, digital, or print, PAINWeek provides education and insight 365 days/year!

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PAINWeek is the preferred resource for frontline practitioners treating acute and chronic pain. For over a decade, we have demonstrated that “education is the best analgesic’’ by presenting over 12,000 hours of content across our national and regional conferences, conducting hundreds of Expert Opinion interviews, and publishing an array of faculty authored articles in our quarterly journal. Be it live, digital, or print, PAINWeek provides education and insight 365 days/year!

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@PAINWeek

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English

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973-415-5100


Episodes

Alcohol as Analgesia: Does It Really Numb the Pain?

1/25/2021
Chronic pain and alcohol consumption are both very common in the general population, and alcohol is often used to numb both physical and emotional pain. The epidemiology of co-occurring pain and alcohol use will be discussed in this presentation. In addition, we will review the latest evidence surrounding the interaction between alcohol consumption and pain. Moderate alcohol use has been associated with improved pain related outcomes for certain pain conditions. However, both excessive binge...

Duration:00:48:44

Chapter None: Patient-Centered or Paper-Centered Pain Management?

1/19/2021
Virtually all healthcare professionals have some degree of altruism and a strong desire to help patients in need. As healthcare continues to evolve, the burdens on clinicians change as well. While most of us have been taught that providing a “medical home” to patients along with shared decision-making is the most ethical way to provide effective healthcare, many are finding that other stakeholders may potentially derail those worthy intentions. While insurers are not often considered to be...

Duration:00:59:13

Neck and Upper Extremity Pain Syndromes

1/11/2021
There are many potential underlying causes for neck and upper extremity pain. All too often, only the most common conditions such as a disk herniation or carpal tunnel syndrome are explored. The purpose of this course is to review other common problems (such as radiculitis), and not so common (such as rib arthropathy pain syndromes) that can affect the neck and upper extremities. Attention will be given to clinical pearls for recognizing when patients present with such problems, as well as...

Duration:00:59:22

Pain Catastrophizing: Making a Mountain Out of a Mole Hill

1/4/2021
Psychosocial factors have become increasingly recognized as important moderators and determinants of the pain experience. One such factor that has garnered great empirical attention is pain catastrophizing. Pain catastrophizing has been described for more than half a century, yet many frontline practitioners continue to be unfamiliar with the construct. It is conceptualized as a negative cognitive affective response to anticipated or actual pain and has been associated with a number of...

Duration:00:48:57

Pain Therapeutics

12/21/2020
Therapy of pain is a challenge and requires special approaches. This course, as part of the Pain Educators Forum (PEF), will build on information provided in other PEF sessions and focus on the prevalence and impact of unrelieved pain, pathogenesis, and treatments of pain. Participants will learn about approaches and advances in therapy of common acute and chronic pain syndromes, and evidence based recommendations for pharmacotherapy of pain will be provided. Pain Therapeutics examines...

Duration:01:52:00

Eyes Without a Face: Music Therapy and Pain Management in Alzheimer’s Disease

12/14/2020
This session is designed to familiarize learners with the principles of the neurobiology of the traumatized patient and illuminate the salient concepts that are germane to the presentations and treatment of patients with chronic pain. At the conclusion of this activity, practitioners should be able to identify several key aspects of behavior and presentation in patients with chronic pain who have a history of trauma, as well as utilize these concepts when interacting and treating these...

Duration:01:24:33

Interventional Pain Management: Opioid-Sparing Technologies

12/7/2020
The ancient Sumerians first cultivated the poppy plant for its opium in 3000 BC. The analgesic properties of opium were formalized into morphine and later commercialized by Merck Pharmaceuticals in 1827. To this date, morphine and its derivatives are effectively used for treating acute pain. In recent years, however, the overuse of opioids to treat chronic nonmalignant pain has contributed to the prescription opioid epidemic. As society has recognized this problem and our government has...

Duration:00:44:15

The Global Legalization of Marijuana: A Reasonable Solution to Treat Pain… Or a Pipe Dream?

11/30/2020
The United States is struggling with how to deal with two competing problems: the undertreatment of pain and the abuse of opioids. At the same time, millions of people in third-world countries are dying without access to any opioids, even liquid morphine, due in large part to a variety of barriers relating to distance, regulation, and knowledge. Could marijuana be the solution to both problems? Although marijuana continues to remain prohibited by federal law and treaty, several countries and...

Duration:00:40:44

Achieving Change from Within: Use of Motivational Interviewing

11/23/2020
Motivational interviewing (MI) is a counseling approach that was initially applied to address drinking behavior. At its core, it helps reduce patients’ ambivalence and move them toward action through use of their own intrinsic motivation. Over the years, MI has been applied broadly across different health domains to help shape outcomes. The approach can be particularly beneficial when working with patients who are perceived to be stuck and not making satisfactory progress in treatment. This...

Duration:00:49:48

Medication Assisted Therapy: New Opportunities in Treatment

11/16/2020
Medication assisted therapy (MAT) for addiction has been available since 2000. Up until 2016, physicians have been the only healthcare providers able to prescribe buprenorphine for opioid addiction. On July 22, 2016, President Obama signed into law the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). This is the first major federal addiction legislation in 40 years and the most comprehensive effort undertaken to address the opioid epidemic. CARA incorporated many needed resources to better...

Duration:00:43:31

The Death of Caesar: Psychological Stages of Grief and Chronic Pain

11/2/2020
Individuals with chronic pain may lack awareness that they are feeling grief. People who suffer from chronic pain may experience losses in several areas: comfort, sexual function, career, income, self-efficacy, cognitive function, intimacy, pride, joy, self-esteem, self-control, independence, mental health, hope, dignity, and certainty. Providers may overlook these patients biggest loss: themselves. While everyone copes in their own way and experiences their chronic pain condition uniquely,...

Duration:00:45:07

Part 2: Transformative Care for Myopain: Enhancing Long-Term Success in Myofascial Pain

11/2/2020
Myopain conditions including myofascial pain and fibromyalgia are among the most common disorders causing chronic pain and are a significant cause of suffering, addiction, disability, and healthcare utilization. More than half of the persons seeking care for these pain conditions at 1 month still have pain 5 years later despite treatment. The good news is that successful treatment of these painful conditions is achievable, and this course aims to teach providers the 2 key factors that...

Duration:01:26:31

Transformative Care for Myopain: Enhancing Long-Term Success in Myofascial Pain and Fibromyalgia

10/27/2020
Myopain conditions including myofascial pain and fibromyalgia¬ are among the most common disorders causing chronic pain and are a significant cause of suffering, addiction, disability, and healthcare utilization. More than half of the persons seeking care for these pain conditions at 1 month still have pain 5 years later despite treatment. The good news is that successful treatment of these painful conditions is achievable, and this course aims to teach providers the 2 key factors that...

Duration:01:13:46

Get Your Specimens in Order: The Importance of Individualized Test Orders

10/20/2020
2018 was not a good year to be on the wrong side of medical necessity when it came to drug testing and ongoing prescribing of controlled medication or substance abuse treatment programs. 2019 is likely to be an expensive year for those who do not proactively take steps to understand medical necessity for drug testing, prescribing controlled medication, and ongoing substance abuse treatment, as payers continue to carefully scrutinize these areas. Using a series of case hypotheticals,...

Duration:01:13:51

Nutritional Pain Management

10/20/2020
Multiple guidelines have recently emphasized nonpharmacologic interventions for chronic pain, with the role of nutrition strikingly absent. Given pain’s potential coexistence with metabolic dysregulation, including obesity, metabolic syndrome, and nutrient deficiency, nutrition-based interventions hold promise as an approach for improving pain status in multiple patient populations. Unfortunately, nutritional and dietary approaches can be complex and time consuming to implement and daunting...

Duration:00:54:08

Manual Therapies for Pain Management

10/5/2020
This course will provide the principals and practice of osteopathic medicine, showing anatomical unity, structure, and function, and pathways to innate healing. We will provide exam skills to incorporate kinetic chains of motion with movement restrictions. If time permits, there will be demonstrations of counterstrain techniques for the spine and extremities.

Duration:00:43:40

Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

10/5/2020
Pain represents a foremost feature of neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome (NTOS). Symptoms include ipsilateral upper extremity pain, sensory loss, shoulder and neck discomfort, arm paresis or edema, headache, and even sympathetic nervous system impairment. This presentation will cover an evidence-based review of the classification, etiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic measures, and surgical treatment of NTOS with a focus on nonoperative therapies such as physical modalities,...

Duration:00:42:46

Blinded by the Light: The Danger of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

9/29/2020
Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (formerly called pseudotumor cerebri) is a cause of headache, along with optic nerve edema, and can lead to permanent visual loss. This course will address how to diagnose it, how best to treat it, and other topics including subgroups and issues of “outliers.” This is a frequently missed diagnosis, and important to include in a differential diagnosis.

Duration:00:56:16

Let’s Get Physical! Musculoskeletal Pelvic Pain

9/21/2020
Pelvic floor muscle dysfunction is associated with pelvic pain, physical disability, and sexual dysfunction. Prevalence estimates of musculoskeletal dysfunction in various pelvic pain conditions, including endometriosis, vulvodynia, and painful bladder syndrome, range from 21% to 80%. In addition to being associated with other painful conditions, pain originating from pelvic floor muscles may refer to other body parts such as the lumbar spine, sacroiliac joints, hips, and abdomen. Adding to...

Duration:00:53:07

La Femme Migraneur

8/19/2020
Despite being one of the more frequently noted triggers for migraine, estrogen and its role in the pathology of migraine is still unknown. This talk discusses the current understanding of the role of estrogen in the headache experience. We will start by touching on the clinical experience the field has gathered and then dig into the fledging science on the role of estrogen in the brain, periphery, and blood vessels, and the hypothesis on how these pathways and interactions might trigger the...

Duration:00:51:58