Chronic Pain Teaching Materials

Pain Integrative Treatment - Teets - Powerpoint on integrative treatment of chronic pain

Pain Integrative Treatment - Basch - Powerpoint on treating chonic pain with integrative modalities

Handout for Basch Talk on Integrative Treatment of Chronic Pain

Centering Chronic Pelvic Pain- a model for providing care for underserved women, Priscilla Abercrombie, NP, PhD from the 2012 conference

http://www.healingchronicpain.org
A website with information on a variety of painful conditions; the writing style is technical and seems to be aimed more at practitioners than patients

Integrative Pain Management

Pain may be mandatory, but suffering is optional

The Rules of Tacks

If you are sitting on a tack, it takes a lot of aspirin to make the pain go away.
If you are sitting on 2 tacks, removing one does not lead to a 50% improvement in symptoms.
-Sid Baker, M.D.

Treat the Condition

Remove tacks where possible, i.e. treat underlying causes
Surgical treatment
Physical therapies
Specific medical treatment for neuropathy, systemic inflammation related to gut disturbances, etc.
Sleep, hormonal influences on tissue healing
Counseling - History of trauma

Symptom Management:

Pharmaceutical

Tylenol
NSAID
Opioid
Adjunctive
Antidepressant
Anticonvulsant
Antiarrhythmic
Topical medications

SHINE protocol from Teitelbaum

Sleep

Hormones