May 08, 2021

Applying Mechanism-Based Classification to Clinical Reasoning

Understanding the mechanisms that drive a persistent pain process is critical for effectively treating pain in any patient. While it is common to treat pain from a primary nociceptive perspective, this approach often fails in patients with central sensitization.

Pain mechanism based classifications can help clinicians make recommendations that may improve functional outcomes and enhance patient adherence by identifying primary pain mechanisms. This course will offer practical tips for evaluation of patients with mixed pain mechanism presentations and includes an interactive discussion of multimodal treatment options for each.