Pop-Up Course Podcasts

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Understanding pain can be challenging, and using models or theories can simplify the complex. When treating people who have persistent pain, having a framework to reference is imperative, informative, and supports clinical reasoning. What is the gate control theory? Who introduced the neuromatrix?...

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Pharmacogenetics provides an opportunity for individualized drug selection and dosing. The question remains whether or not the cost of testing and phenotype identification provides optimal outcomes for the patient and opportunities for providers to more precisely target therapy. Lab companies have...

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Social media presents many opportunities for pain practitioners to keep up with the pulse of what is happening in pain practice and pain policy. Thought leaders share valuable information via social media, and social media is one way patients obtain and share information about pain. This session...

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We will discuss the difficulties in diagnosing and treating a patient with a significant neurological entity who develops a "Catch-22." This Catch-22 may prevent appropriate testing and therefore impede finding the correct diagnosis and treatment. (Recorded at PAINWeek 2016)

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Social media presents many opportunities for pain practitioners to keep up with the pulse of what is happening in pain practice and pain policy. Thought leaders share valuable information via social media, and social media is one way patients obtain and share information about pain. This session...

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Using "the right language" to trigger positive physiological responses in patients is a wellestablished practice based on robust placebo research. The nocebo effect is less studied but should be considered in pain care. Healthcare providers and educators try to help patients understand their painful...

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There are over 16,000 deaths per year associated with opioid induced respiratory depression and overdose. These occur in the substance abuse population and also in chronic pain patients who are legitimately receiving opioids. This interactive lecture will review unexpected and unanticipated risks of...

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A common practice for treating chronic back pain includes core stabilization. There is strongly held belief in health care and fitness that back pain is related to the strength of core muscles. Where did this belief originate? Why is it so popular? What is the evidence supporting widespread use of...

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Leonard Kish called patient engagement the wonder drug of the 21st century. The Affordable Care Act requires it, and the evidence shows that people engaged in their own care, including those with chronic pain, experience improved health outcomes, lower costs, improved patient care, and decreased...

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Virtual reality (VR) has been used as a pain treatment technique in some settings for decades. However, the cost of the technology has traditionally been out of reach for almost all practitioners. This has changed in the last year as the hardware has become affordable and the possibility of using VR...

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