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Pain medicine is a branch of medicine employing an interdisciplinary approach for easing the suffering and improving the quality of life of those living with pain. The typical pain management team includes medical practitioners, Pharmacists, Clinical Psychologist, occupational therapists, physician assistant, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists.Pain can be managed using pharmacological or interventional procedures by using pain reliefs. There are many interventional procedures typically used for chronic back pain include epidural steroid injections, facet joint Injections, neurolytic blocks, spinal cord stimulators and intrathecal drug delivery system implants. The Management goals when treating back pain are to achieve maximal reduction in pain intensity as rapidly as possible, to restore the individual’s ability to function in everyday activities, to help the patient cope with residual pain, to assess for side effects of therapy, and to facilitate the patient’s passage through the legal and socioeconomic impediments to recovery. For many the goal is to keep the pain to a manageable level to progress with rehabilitation, which can then lead to long term pain relief.  Also, for some people the goal is to use non-surgical therapies to manage the pain and avoid major surgery, while for others surgery may be the quickest way to feel better. Migraines typically present with self-limited, recurrent severeheadache associated with autonomic symptoms. About 15-30% of people with migraines experience migraines with an aura. And those who have migraines with aura also frequently have migraines without aura. There are four possible phases of Headache:  The Prodrome, which occur hours or days before the headache, The aura, which immediately precedes the headache,  The pain phase also known as headache phase,  The postdrome, the effects experienced following the end of a migraine attack.

  • Track 1-1Neuropathic pain
  • Track 1-2Myofascial pain and Fibromyalgia
  • Track 1-3Headache and Migraines
  • Track 1-4Back Pain
  • Track 1-5Eagle Syndrome
  • Track 1-6Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD)
  • Track 1-7Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Track 1-8Back Pain Relief Products and Materials
  • Track 1-9Pain Medicine Aspects

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are a drug class that groups together drugs that provide analgesic (pain-killing) and antipyretic (fever-reducing) effects, and, in higher doses, anti-inflammatory effects. The term nonsteroidal distinguishes these drugs from steroids, which, among a broad range of other effects, have a similar eicosanoid-depressing, anti-inflammatory action. First used in 1960, the term served to distance new drugs from steroid related iatrogenic tragedies. The most prominent members of this group of drugs, aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen, are all available over the counter in most countries. Paracetamol(acetaminophen) is generally not considered an NSAID because it has only little anti-inflammatory activity. It treats pain mainly by blocking COX-2 mostly in the central nervous system, but not much in the rest of the body. Most NSAIDs inhibit the activity of cyclooxygenase-1 (COX-1) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), and thereby, the synthesis of prostaglandins and thromboxanes. It is thought that inhibiting COX-2 leads to the anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antipyretic effects and that those NSAIDs also inhibiting COX-1, particularly aspirin, may cause gastrointestinal bleeding and ulcers.

An analgesic or painkiller is any member of the group of drugs used to achieve analgesia, relief from pain. Analgesic drugs act in various ways on the peripheral and central nervous systems. They are distinct from anesthetics, which temporarily affect, and in some instances completely eliminate, sensation. Analgesics include paracetamol (known in North America as acetaminophen or simply APAP), the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as the salicylates, and opioid drugs such as morphine and oxycodone. In choosing analgesics, the severity and response to other medication determines the choice of agent; the World Health Organization (WHO) pain ladder specifies mild analgesics as its first step. Analgesic choice is also determined by the type of pain: For neuropathic pain, traditional analgesics are less effective, and there is often benefit from classes of drugs that are not normally considered analgesics, such as tricyclic antidepressants and anticonvulsants.

  • Track 2-1Paracetamol and NSAIDs
  • Track 2-2Opioids
  • Track 2-3COX-2 Inhibitors
  • Track 2-4Flupirtine & Cymbalta
  • Track 2-5Oxycodone/Acetaminophen

Pain medicine and rehabilitation employs numerous physical techniques like thermal agents and electrotherapy, such as therapeutic exercise and behavioral medical care, traditional pharmacotherapy to treat pain, sometimes as a district of knowledge domain or multidisciplinary program Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation has been found to be ineffective for lower back pain, but it would facilitate with diabetic neuropathyAcupunctureinvolves the insertion and manipulation of needles into specific points on the body to alleviate pain or for therapeutic functions. Research has not found proof that light therapy like low level optical device medical care is a good medical care for pain relief Cognitive behavioral Therapy (CBT) for pain helps patients with pain to know the link between one's physiology (e.g., pain and muscle tension), thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. A meta-analysis of studies that used techniques targeted around the thought of mindfulness, concluded, "Findings counsel that MBIs decrease the intensity of pain for chronic pain patients." Occupational therapists could use a range of interventions as well as training program, relaxation, goal setting, drawback determination, planning, and carry this out at intervals each cluster and individual settings. Therapists may go at intervals a clinic setting, or within the community as well as the work, school, home and health care centers. Activity therapists could assess activity performance before and when intervention, as a live of effectiveness and reduction in disability.

  • Track 3-1TENS (Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
  • Track 3-2Acupuncture
  • Track 3-3Light Therapy
  • Track 3-4Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Track 3-5Occupational Therapy Pain Management
  • Track 3-6Overview of mindfulness for the clinic patient

In the practice of medicine (especially surgery) and dentistryanesthesia  is a temporary induced state with one or more of analgesia (relief from or prevention of pain), paralysis (muscle relaxation), amnesia (loss of memory), and unconsciousness. A patient under the effects of anesthetic drugs is referred to as being anesthetized. Anesthesia is freedom from pain. Each year, millions of people in the United States undergo some form of medical treatment requiring anesthesia. Anesthesia, in the hands of qualified professionals like Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), is a safe and effective means of alleviating pain during nearly every type of medical procedure. Anesthesia care is not confined to surgery alone. The process also refers to activities that take place both before and after an anesthetic is given. In the majority of cases, anesthesia is administered by a CRNA. CRNAs work with your surgeon, dentist or podiatrist, and may work with an anesthesiologist (physician anesthetist). CRNAs are advanced practice registered nurses with specialized graduate-level education in anesthesiology. For more than 150 years, nurse anesthetists have been administering anesthesia in all types of surgical cases, using all anesthetic techniques and practicing in every setting in which anesthesia is administered. Anesthesia enables the painless performance of medical procedures that would cause severe or intolerable pain to an un-anesthetized patient.

Three broad categories of anesthesia exist: General anesthesia suppresses central nervous system activity and results in unconsciousness and total lack of sensation. Sedation suppresses the central nervous system to a lesser degree, inhibiting both anxiety and creation of long-term memories without resulting in unconsciousness.Regional anesthesia and local anesthesia, which block transmission of nerve impulses between a targeted part of the body and the central nervous system, causing loss of sensation in the targeted body part. A patient under regional or local anesthesia remains conscious. Two broad classes exist: Peripheral blockade inhibits sensory perception in an isolated part of the body, such as numbing a tooth for dental work or administering a nerve block to inhibit sensation in an entire limb. Central, or neuraxial, blockade administers the anesthetic in the region of the central nervous system itself, suppressing incoming sensation from outside the area of the block. Examples include epidural anesthesia and spinal anesthesia. There are both major and minor risks of anesthesia. Examples of major risks include death, heart attack and pulmonary embolism whereas minor risks can include postoperative nausea and vomiting and hospital readmission.

  • Track 4-1Sedation
  • Track 4-2Neuraxial Anesthesia
  • Track 4-3Muscle Relaxation
  • Track 4-4Neuromuscular-blocking Drugs
  • Track 4-5Acute pain management

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) may be a medical condition within which the median nerve is compressed because it travels through the carpus at the carpal tunnel and causes pain, symptom and tingling, within a part of the hand that receives sensation from the median nerve. Piriformis syndrome may be a neuromuscular disorder that happens once the Sciatic nerve is compressed or otherwise irritated by the piriformis muscle inflicting pain, tingling and symptom within the buttocks and on the trail of the nerve descending the lower thigh and into the leg. Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) it's a chronic general un-wellness characterized by severe pain, swelling, and changes within the skin. CRPS usually worsens over time. it's going to at the start associate effect on} an arm or leg and unfold throughout the body; thirty fifth of individuals report symptoms throughout their whole body. Alternative potential effects include: general involuntary dysregulation; animal tissue edema; system, endocrine, or medical specialty manifestations; and changes in urological or gi operate. Central pain syndromemay be a neurologic condition caused by injury or malfunction within the Central system (CNS) that causes a sensitization of the pain system. The extent of pain and also the area unit as affected are associated with the reason behind the injury. Compartment syndrome is augmented pressure inside one in all the body's compartments that contains muscles and nerves. Compartment syndrome most typically happens in compartments within the leg or arm. There are unit 2 main sorts of compartment syndrome: acute and chronic.Fibromyalgia (FM) may be a medical condition characterized by chronic widespread pain and a heightened and painful response to pressure. Symptoms apart from pain might occur, resulting in the utilization of the term Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). Alternative symptoms embrace feeling tired to a degree that ordinary activities area unit affected, sleep disturbance, and joint stiffness. Some folks additionally report problem with swallowing bowl and bladder abnormalities.

  • Track 5-1Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Track 5-2Piriformis Syndrome
  • Track 5-3Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Track 5-4Compartment Syndrome
  • Track 5-5Central Pain Syndrome

There are several pharmacological interventions that may be accustomed manage pain in arthritis. However, in choosing the acceptable approach, the practitioner must take into account to consider the efficacy. Adverse side effects, dosing frequency, patient preference, and cost in choosing medication for pain management. When a patient develops the primary signs of an inflammatory arthritis, the most priority is symptom relief, with pain being the cardinal sign of inflammation that patients most wish facilitate with. However, it has become more and more clear that for inflammatory arthropathies like RA merely treating the symptoms with non- Steroidal anti- inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or analgesics in adequate, because features of the disease that lead to damage to the joints, and then to disability will carry on uncheck.  In addition to symptoms –relieving drugs, patients also need disease-modifying pain drugs that have been demonstrated to slow down or stop the damaging aspects of disease There are two aims in the pharmacological treatment; firstly to reduce inflammation or modulate the auto immune response and secondly to modulate the pain response. Medications is thought-about in 5 classes: simple analgesics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), Disease modifying anti-rheumatic-drugs (DMARD’S), Steroids, Biologics and other relevant Adjuvant analgesics (ex. antiepileptic and antidepressants used for pain relief).

  • Track 6-1Pain Physicians and Experts
  • Track 6-2Laser Pain Therapy
  • Track 6-3Pain Management Products and Materials

To a certain extent, medical practitioners have always been specialized. Specialization was common among Roman physicians. The particular system of modern medical specialties evolved gradually during the 19th century. Informal social recognition of medical specialization evolved before the formal legal system. The particular subdivision of the practice of medicine into various specialties varies from country to country, and is somewhat arbitrary. Currently, there is no single field of medicine or health care that represents the preferred approach to pain management. Indeed, the premise of pain management is that a highly multidisciplinary approach is essential. Pain management specialists are most commonly found in the following disciplines: Physiatry (also called Physical medicine and rehabilitation), AnesthesiologyInterventional radiologyPhysical therapy. Specialists in psychology, psychiatry, behavioral science, and other areas may also play an important role in a comprehensive pain management program. Selection of the most appropriate type of health professional - or team of health professionals - largely depends on the patient's symptoms and the length of time the symptoms have been present.

  • Track 7-1Chiropractors
  • Track 7-2Physiatrists or Rehabilitation Physicians
  • Track 7-3Rheumatologists
  • Track 7-4 Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Track 7-5Physical Therapists
  • Track 7-6Acupuncturists
  • Track 7-7Pain Medicine Specialists
  • Track 7-8Osteopathic Doctors
  • Track 7-9Pediatric Pain Management

Chronic pain is pain that lasts a drawn-out time. In medication, the excellence between acute pain and chronic pain has historically has been determined by an discretional interval of your time since onset; the 2 most typically used markers being 3 months and 6 months since onset, though some theorists and researchers have placed the transition from acute to chronic pain at twelve months. Electrical Nerve Stimulation for Chronic Pain may be a procedure that uses AN electrical current to treat chronic pain management Peripheral nerve stimulation (PNS) space 2 varieties of electrical nerve stimulation. In either, atiny low generator sends electrical pulses to the nerves (In peripheral nerve stimulation) or to the funiculus (in funiculus stimulation) These pulses interfere with the nerve impulses that cause you to feel pain.

  • Track 8-1Chronic┬áMigraines
  • Track 8-2Physiotherapy
  • Track 8-3Osteoporosis
  • Track 8-4Fibromyalgia
  • Track 8-5Electrical stimulation/ Neuro stimulation
  • Track 8-6Chronic Nerve Pain Management and Therapy

Narcotics also referred to as opioid pain relievers are used only for pain that's severe and is not helped by other forms of painkillers. When used rigorously and underneath a doctor's direct care, these medications are often effective at reducing pain. Narcotics work by binding to receptors into the brain that blocks the sensation of pain. When used rigorously and underneath a doctor's direct care, they'll be effective at reducing pain. Antidepressant medication for treatment of depression as well as other different disorders that will occur alone or together with depression, like chronic painsleep disorders, or anxiety disordersAntidepressants are medication used for the treatment of major depressive disorder and different conditions, chronic pain and neuropathic pain. Anticonvulsants, or anti-seizure medications, work as adjuvant analgesics. In different words, they can treat some forms of chronic pain even if they're not designed for that purpose. whereas the most use of anti-seizure medication is preventing seizures, anticonvulsants do seem to be effective at treating certain forms of chronic pain. These include neuropathic pain, like peripheral neuropathy, and chronic headaches like migraines.

  • Track 9-1 Narcotic Pain Medications
  • Track 9-2Non-narcotic Pain Medications
  • Track 9-3Corticosteroids
  • Track 9-4Antidepressants
  • Track 9-5 Anticonvulsants (Anti-seizure medications)

Perianesthesia Nursing could be a nursing specialty practice area involved with providing medical care to patients undergoing or convalescent from anesthesia. Perianesthesia nursing encompasses many subspecialty observe space and represents a various range of practice environment and skill sets. Pain management nurses are typically thought-about to be perianesthesia nurses, given the cooperative nature of their work with anesthetists and also the fact that a large proportion of acute pain issues are surgery related. However, distinct pain management certifications exist through the American Society for Pain Management Nurses.

  • Track 10-1Evidence Based Practice
  • Track 10-2Alternative Pain Management
  • Track 10-3Advanced Pain Management

Orofaical pain is a general term covering any pain which is felt in the mouth, jaws and the face. Orofacial pain is a common symptom, and there are many causes. Orofacial pain has been defined as "pain localized to the region above the neck, in front of the ears and below the orbitomeatal line, as well as pain within the oral cavity, pain of dental origin and temporomandibular disorders".  It is estimated that over 95% of cases of orofacial pain result from dental causes (i.e.toothache caused by pulpitis or a dental abscess). However, some orofacial pain conditions may involve areas outside this region, e.g. temporal pain in TMD. Toothache, or odontalgia, is any pain perceived in the teeth or their supporting structures (i.e. the periodontium). Toothache is therefore a type of orofacial pain. Craniofacial pain is an overlapping topic which includes pain perceived in the head, face, and related structures, sometimes including neck pain. All other causes of orofacial pain are rare in comparison, although the full differential diagnosis is extensive.

  • Track 11-1Orofacial Pain Treatment
  • Track 11-2Dental Pain Management
  • Track 11-3Medicine for Dental Pain
  • Track 11-4 TMJ Pain and Treatment
  • Track 11-5Burning Mouth Syndrome
  • Track 11-6Oral Cancer
  • Track 11-7Oral Ulceration