AAPM 2021 Call for Education Session Proposals May 27-June 17

AAPM will begin accepting education session proposals for possible presentation during AAPM 2021 February 3-7 in Phoenix, AZ. The meeting will provide attendees with the skills and knowledge necessary to more fully incor...
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Specially Designed Footwear Reduces Pain of Knee Osteoarthritis

Wearing shoes specifically designed with a novel sole (biomechanical footwear) significantly reduces the pain associated with knee osteoarthritis, according to findings in JAMA

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AAPM and Multisociety Pain Workgroup Advocate for Facet Intervention Coverage

In preparation for the upcoming Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) Multi-jurisdictional Contractor Advisory Committee (CAC) meeting regarding facet interventions, AAPM partnered with several other professional medi...
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Nerve Stimulation Helps Manage Pain Without Opioids

Researchers use a new technique that uses an injectable liquid polymer that cures – like household epoxy -- next to or around the target nerve. This device provides a localized stimulus that avoids the side effects of ot...
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Neurobiologist Finds Potent Pain-Suppression Center in the Brain

A Duke University research team has found a small area of the brain in mice that can profoundly control the animals' sense of pain. The researchers found that general anesthesia also activates a specific subset of inhibi...
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AAPM 2020 Scientific Poster Abstracts Published in Pain Medicine

Scientific poster abstracts that were presented during AAPM 2020 earlier this year in National Harbor, MD, are now accessible in the Academy's journal, Pain Medicine . The call for AAPM 2021 poster abstracts will open in...
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Chronic Pain Management During a Pandemic

This is an open-label cohort study of chronic pain patients referred to an interdisciplinary community outpatient clinic. The aim of this study is to determine whether video consultations are non-inferior to regular cons...
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Brain Activity in People With Chronic Neuropathic Pain and Spinal Cord Injury

The purpose of this research study is to learn more about how patterns of brain activity change during different thinking tasks and how these changes relate to the intensity and unpleasantness of the neuropathic pain that people with SCI experience.

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NAM Opioid Action Collaborative Virtual Symposium to Discuss the Opioid Epidemic, Particularly in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic

A May 21 National Academy of Medicine's Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic free virtual symposium will address combatting stigma against those with opioid use disorder, strengthening provider edu...
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Effect of Yoga as Add-On Therapy in Migraine

This abstract evaluated the effectiveness of yoga as an adjuvant to conventional medical management on clinical outcomes in patients with migraine. 

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