AAPM has recently joined six (6) other pain specialty societies…

AAPM has recently joined six (6) other pain specialty societies… February 9, 2021 , 8:02 pm , Uncategorized AAPM has recently joined six (6) other Pain Specialty Societies on a letter to the Medicare Administrative Contractor Medical Directors supporting coverage of epidural injections for management of chronic pain.  The letter provides


The American Academy Of Pain Medicine Welcomes Robert W. Hurley, MD, PhD, FASA As Editor-In-Chief Of AAPM’s Journal Pain Medicine​

The American Academy of Pain Medicine Welcomes Robert W. Hurley, MD, PhD, FASA As Editor-in-Chief of AAPM’s Journal Pain Medicine January 20, 2021, Orlando, FL – The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) is pleased to announce Robert W. Hurley, MD PhD FASA as Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of the Academy’s Journal

Optimizing Telehealth Pain Care After COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented major challenges to pain care, as pain clinicians face severe restrictions in their ability to provide usual in-person assessments and treatments. COVID-19 has also exposed prepandemic problems in providing comprehensive pain care. Yet, despite this crisis, there have been encouraging developments for long-term delivery of


The American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) announces the search for Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of its journal, Pain Medicine, published by Oxford University Press. Scope Pain Medicine is unique amongst dedicated pain journals because it has always emphasized the need to represent the breadth of scholarship in clinical and translational pain

Research That Could be a Chronic Pain Game-Changer

AAPM member Paul Glare, MD, discusses the work of the multidisciplinary unit at Pain Management Research Institute (PMRI), University of Sydney, Australia, that focuses on the medical, psychological, and philosophical aspects of pain. Read more.

What We Know So Far About How COVID Affects the Nervous System

Many of the symptoms experienced by people infected with SARS-CoV-2 involve the nervous system. Patients complain of headaches, muscle and joint pain, fatigue and “brain fog,” or loss of taste and smell — all of which can last from weeks to months after infection. In severe cases, COVID-19 can also

Targeting Bone Marrow Lesions May Reduce Osteoarthritis Pain

Research linking fluctuations in bone marrow lesions with pain fluctuations may suggest that targeting these lesions could successfully reduce osteoarthritis pain, according to a speaker at the 2020 Congress of Clinical Rheumatology-West. Read more.  

American Academy of Pain Medicine Rejects “Fake News”

The American Academy of Pain Medicine stands by our colleagues in the AMA to condemn the statements by President Trump referenced in a recent New York Times article, regarding accusations of profit and self-interest in taking care of patients during the pandemic. Physicians have put themselves and their families at risk

The Coronavirus Could Be Messing With Your Pain Perception — and That Could Help It Spread

A Canadian researcher has found that the virus that causes COVID-19 can hijack a pain receptor on our cells, using it to get into the cell, but also blocking its ability to signal pain. This could mean that the virus blocks the discomfort people would normally feel early in an

Op-Ed: COVID and Chronic Pain

AAPM member Michael S Leong, MD, and his colleague discuss the need to ensure patients have access to appropriate treatment for pain during the COVID-19 pandemic in this MedPage Today Op-Ed. Read more.

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