Presenter(s): Charles Brock, MD; Associate Dean, Veterans Affairs; Associate Professor of Neurology, University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine
About the webinar: Chronic pain syndrome affects nearly 30% of the population and causes disability for nearly 8%. This can include headache, back, neck, extremity, and abdominal pain. Multidisciplinary approaches can address multiple factors that contribute to pain. This treatment requires multiple specialists (including medical and mental health professionals and physical/occupational therapists) to provide care in a coordinated process. Understanding when to utilize this approach as well as how to locate or create such programs is critical to improve the outcomes for our chronic pain patients.
Define Chronic pain syndrome
Assess when chronic opioids may contribute to chronic pain versus benefit
Review the prevalence, chronicity, and impact of chronic pain syndrome
Define biopsychosocial model of pain treatment versus medico pharmacologic approach
Describe the role of the neurologist in a biopsychosocial model of pain treatment
Recognize the benefits of chronic pain rehabilitation
Note: This enduring material is NOT designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.