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The CDC guidelines have caused controversy and spurred heated discussion. Produced with a paucity of evidence based medicine, they were never evaluated and iterated in the manner of more appropriate guidelines. In this course, we will examine the guidelines and their effect on practitioners—primary...

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The reality of chronic pain can be sobering and depressing. The term “empathy” in the context of medical care may sometimes be confusing and misunderstood. This often results in the conveyance of sympathy—the “I’m sorry approach”—to patients suffering from chronic pain, which does not achieve the...

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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...

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A myriad of medical conditions are accompanied by depression. Somatic pain is frequent in major depression and is found in 50% to 90% of depressed patients. Assessing pain accurately and, most particularly, knowing the trauma history and acknowledging its impact on functionality, may provide key...

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Medicine and science builds and grows on the foundations of those who came before. Although pain management discoveries have been at a relative snail’s pace, there have been recent advances in existing medications and analgesic devices, as well as exciting new molecules and formulations on the...

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In the Emperor’s tale, 2 weavers promise an emperor a new suit of clothes that, they say, is invisible to those who are incompetent or unfit for their positions. When the emperor parades before his subjects nude, no one dares to say anything for fear that they will be seen as such. This is a similar...

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Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) techniques, we have been able to open windows to the brain, to noninvasively study its structure and function. Pain processing within the central nervous system (CNS), brain and spinal cord, and how it is disrupted in chronic pain has been...

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Washington was one of the first states to legislate prescribing rules for the treatment of chronic pain, a unique model which relied on the use of a dosage trigger and the necessity to calculate morphine equivalency. Following Washington’s lead, other states and the Centers for Disease Control and...

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New paradigms of patient care postsurgery (such as spinal surgery) utilizing both pre- and postoperative multimodal approaches to analgesia, nonopioid medications specifically, will be discussed. Included in the course will be presurgical and immediate postoperative medications, and both acute and...

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Despite high prevalence and seemingly continuous attention, the clinical challenges associated with assessing, treating, and managing patients with chronic pain continue to persist. Many different forces are at play and responsible for this frequently frustrating situation and, as is often the case...

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