Chronic Pain Management

At the 2018 Comp Laude Gala, the Alliance of Women in Workers’ Compensation hosted sessions focused on rethinking pain management. The panel for this session was: Mark Walls – Safety National (moderator) Patricia Cole PhD – Shirley Ryan Ability Lab Marcos Iglesias MD – Broadspire Alan Pierce – Pierce, Pierce & Napolitano Becky Curtis – […]

Treating Pre-Pain and Acute Pain

At the 2018 Comp Laude Gala, the Alliance of Women in Workers’ Compensation hosted sessions focused on rethinking pain management. The panel for this session was: Anita Breedlove – One Call (moderator) Maja Jurisic, MD – Concentra Frank Lovecchio, DO – Banner Health Chrysten Shea – AkosMD Dawn Watkins – LAUSD Pain by definition is […]

Exploring the World of Opioid Alternatives

Opioids are associated with many physical, psychological and socially adverse consequences and have reached epidemic proportions in the United States. Despite the danger they pose and lack of literature to support their efficacy in chronic pain, opioids continue to be prescribed frequently to injured workers. This session at WCI’s 2018 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference explored […]

Biofeedback in Pain Management

At the 2018 American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual Meeting, Felix Laevsky, MS, from Shirley Ryan AbilityLab discussed how biofeedback is used in pain management treatment. Role of Biofeedback Develop skills to evoke relaxation response and control stress response. Develop skills to manage pain and pain related symptoms at any time in any real life […]

Role of Physical Therapy in Multidisciplinary Pain Management

At the 2018 American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual Meeting, Hannah Nilles, PT, DPT, from Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, discussed the role of physical therapy in a multidisciplinary pain management program. When patients start physical therapy in a multidisciplinary pain management program, their initial reaction is to question how this therapy is going to be different […]

Role of Psychology in Interdisciplinary Pain Management

At the 2018 American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual Meeting, Patricia Cole, PhD, from Shirley Ryan AbilityLab discussed the role of psychology in an interdisciplinary pain management program. The initial psychological assessment for an interdisciplinary pain management focuses on whether there are any contra-indications pain management including: Significant cognitive impairment. If the patient has cognitive […]

What to Do After Formal Pain Management Treatment

At the 2018 American Academy of Pain Management Annual meeting, a panel discussed how you approach patients after they have completed an interdisciplinary pain management program. The panel included: James Atchison, DO – Shirley Ryan Ability Lab Ravi Prasad, PhD – Stanford University School of Medicine Patricia Cole, PhD – Shirley Ryan Ability Lab Elizabeth […]

Current State of Interdisciplinary Treatment Programs

At the 2018 American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual Meeting, Michael Harris, PhD, from Pacific Rehabilitation Centers, discussed the current state of Interdisciplinary pain treatment programs. Interdisciplinary Care means a group of different specialties and experts who are involved in patient pain care in an equal fashion, and share a single goal of improving the […]

Intro to Interdisciplinary Treatment Programs

At the 2018 American Academy of Pain Management Annual Meeting, Stephen Stanos, DO – Swedish Health System and President-American Academy of Pain Medicine talked about why the time is right for interdisciplinary pain treatment programs. The opioid epidemic is getting lots of media attention these days and this has been changing prescribing habits of physicians. […]

Sleep Away the Pain

At the 2018 American Academy of Pain Medicine Annual Meeting, a panel discussed how the use of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia and chronic pain. The speakers included: R. Robert Auger, MD – Mayo Clinic Fiona Barwick, PhD – Psychiatric and Behavioral Sciences Heather Poupore-King, PhD – Stanford Hospitals and Clinics Most treatment for chronic […]

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