AAPM Responds to CDC Call for Comments on Management of Acute and Chronic Pain

Comments submitted by the American Academy of Pain Medicine to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Docket No. CDC-2020-0029 on June 15, 2020. View full comments including references. The American Academy of Pa...
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Utilization of Botulinum Toxin for Musculoskeletal Disorders

Rehabilitation from musculoskeletal injuries is challenging with multiple intrinsic and extrinsic factors influencing athletes, conditions, and length of recovery. Multidisciplinary treatment strategies aim to address pa...
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Participate in an AAPM eLearning Preferences Survey

The Academy is exploring ways to enhance its online educational offerings and wants to know what you think. You should have received an email from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. inviting you to complete a 10-minute survey a...
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Clinical Study on a Novel Minimally Invasive Posterior Sacroiliac Fusion Device

The PainTEQ study is a prospective, multi-site, prospective, single arm study intended to collect clinical data outcomes data associated with the treatment of sacroiliac disease with the LinQ fusion procedure. Data will ...
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Minimally-Invasive Treatment for 'Frozen Shoulder' Improves Patients' Pain and Function

Pinhole incision enables blocking of blood supply to an inflamed joint, providing long-term relief. Full story .
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Enhancing Patient Experience of Pain and Sleep Through Non-Pharmacological Strategies

Comfort can be a physical sensation, a psychological state, or both simultaneously (Pearson, 2009). Patient comfort in an inpatient setting is a subjective state that varies from each individual based on different factor...
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Delta Opioid Receptor Identified as Promising Therapeutic Target for Inflammatory Pain Relief

  Delta opioid receptors have a built-in mechanism for pain relief and can be precisely targeted with drug-delivering nanoparticles—making them a promising target for treating chronic inflammatory pain with fewer si...
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New Injection Techniques for Treating Chronic Foot Pain

  AAPM member Steven Richeimer, MD discusses new research that focused on the various injection techniques that are used for addressing chronic pain and how effective they are in alleviating chronic foot pain. Full ...
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COVID-19: Clinical Considerations for Using Telemedicine with Pain Patients

Practical Pain Management discusses considerations and best practices for the rapid introduction of remotely supported (eHealth) pain management services based on a paper recently published in PAIN.

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NIH Convenes Virtual Consortium on Advances in Pain Research

On June 3, the NIH Pain Consortium will convene the 15th Annual NIH Pain Consortium Symposium on Advances in Pain Research as an all-virtual WebEx event. The symposium, " Technologies for Improved Understanding and Manag...
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Managing Pain and Related Symptoms During Coronavirus

Practical Pain Management editorial advisory board members share their tips for getting pain patients through the pandemic. 

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AAAHC Publishes New Resource for Pain Management

The Pain Management Toolkit provides organizations with current information and tools to educate staff, achieve consistent, standardized processes, and consider key issues that may help in making decisions about managing...
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Can Pain Management be Safely Optimized in Older Adults?

Managing chronic pain is a challenging task. Older adults (OAs) (>65 years) are the fastest growing segment of our population, and are substantially affected by chronic pain of various etiologies. Read the abstract .&...
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U.S. Surgeon General to Deliver AAPM 2020 Keynote

The American Academy of Pain Medicine Program Committee is excited to announce that U.S. Surgeon General Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, MD MPH , will deliver a keynote address about the importance of pain management in co...
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Reforming Pain Management Education for the Next Generation of Physicians

The University of Oklahoma College of Medicine's Family Medicine Center created a peer-reviewed, structured curriculum that focuses on improving patient outcomes. 

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AAPM Early Investigator Research Grant Letters of Intent Due January 20

The AAPM Research Committee is seeking applications for preliminary or pilot research projects relevant to a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, patient-centered approach to pain management. Letters of intent are due Janua...
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New Pain Research Funding Opportunity for Early Investigators

The AAPM Research Committee is now seeking applications for preliminary or pilot research projects relevant to a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, patient-centered approach to pain management. Small grant(s) will be awar...
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Questions to Ask a Pain Management Doctor

AAPM President Tim J. Lamer, MD , is interviewed in this U.S. News & World Report , about the importance of taking time to research the types of pain management doctors and the treatments they provide their patients....
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WHO Revision of Pain Management Guidelines: A Call for Experts

The World Health Organization (WHO) announces the revision process for two recently discontinued documents: "Ensuring balance in national policies on controlled substances: Guidance for availability and accessibility of controlled medicines" (2011) and "WHO guidelines on the pharmacological treatment of persisting pain in children with medical illnesses" (2012). A Call for Experts was issued as part of identifying potential members of the guideline development groups.

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Interdisciplinary Pain Management Approach May Reduce Opioid and Benzodiazepine Use in Chronic Pain Patients

A four-week interdisciplinary pain management program for worker's compensation patients with chronic pain significantly reduced their opioid and benzodiazepine use, according to a new study.

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