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 clinically make the biggest impact. The first is recognition of the contribution of the fascia to myofascial pain and fibromyalgia, and improving diagnostic skills promoting early recognition. Along with better recognition of myofascial pain, effective treatment will incorporate evidence-based manual therapies and myofascial self-care. The second key to success is utilizing a transformative care approach that integrates comprehensive patient self-management training and coaching to empower patients to address the many risk factors that can lead to delayed recovery and chronic pain. This activity will describe the growing body of evidence for fascial dysfunction contributing to pain in fibromyalgia and myofascial pain, along with research supporting the effectiveness of manual therapies either performed by a therapist or as part of a myofascial self-treatment program. Reimbursement for transformative care with telehealth coaching with online technology will also be covered by Drs. Fricton and Liptan.
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