Integrative Approaches to Pain Management

Build and test your knowledge about deprescribing opioids, treating acute before it becomes chronic pain, and pain treatment therapies for different conditions.

Is your organization asking any of these questions?

  1. How do you train your practitioners to effectively deprescribe opiods and effectively treat patients' chronic pain?

    This is a main theme addressed in the Integrative Pain Management course. Highlights include:

    • When reviewing and identifying medications to be stopped, substituted or reduced, the goal is to reduce medication burden while improving quality of life.
    • Several deprescribing tips include:
      • Completing a comprehensive medication review
      • Age Assessment review
      • Using the Beers Criteria

    Learn about empowering patients to make their own decisions about their medications, while educating them on alternatives to relying on medications including sleep hygiene and reduction of stress and anxiety.

  2. How do you effectively treat acute pain and decrease the risk it will transition into chronic pain?

    Learn about modifiable behavioral and metabolic factors that influence the transition to pain sensitization and present important opportunities for integrative medicine intervention.

    Review factors that contribute to sensitization of acute pain such as:

    • Age of pain onset
    • Gender
    • Genetics
    • Epigenetics
    • Diet
    • Mood and sleep disorders
    • The hyper-connected (emotional) brain
    • Pain in the family

Quick Quiz!

Test your Pain Management knowledge:

  1. Do you know when a prescription Drug Monitoring Program should be utilized? (Check any that apply.)
  2. For treatment of nausea, check all that would be useful:
  3. Which non-opiod therapies are most effective for first-line management and have the best evidence for acute pain and chronic pain?