Chiropractic Care Grows, and Gains Acceptance

The American Chiropractic Association estimates that there will be 80,000 chiropractors in the United States by 2020, up from 58,000 in 2010, with chiropractic colleges graduating about 3,000 new practitioners each year. A 2007 study found that more than 18 million Americans had been treated with spinal manipulation, the core of chiropractic practice, during the […]

UNM Myofascial Courses: Intro and Advanced Programs

Myofascial Pain Syndromes constitute the most common pain complaints seen by primary care clinicians and pain specialists. Join us for an interdisciplinary, hands-on workshop that will provide practitioners with a basic understanding of the pathophysiology of myofascial pain, and a problem-based, regional introduction to the differential diagnosis and treatment of myofascial pain syndromes. Participants, in […]

Study: How Effective Are Pain Specialists in Improving Quality of Life?

From MD Magazine: “Chronic pain affects around 100 million Americans and treatments can range from prescription drugs to genetic engineering. While pain is typically the primary complaint among patients, their quality of life is often times negatively impacted as well. Beyond treating a patient’s pain symptoms, is there anything else a physician can do to […]

Pain Due to Smartphones

From Dr. Paul Christo, a board member of the American Academy of Pain Management: “We live in an increasingly connected world. Smartphones allow us to stay constantly in touch with friends and family, up-to-date on the latest news, constantly checking in on social media, and for some of us, connected to work 24/7. According to […]

How Does Medical Marijuana Fit Into Pain Management?

Clinical Pain Advisor sat down with Bob Twillman, PhD, executive director of the American Academy of Pain Management (AAPM) to understand where medical marijuana comes into play when managing pain; how clinicians can combat opioid misuse, abuse, and overdose; and what the medical community can expect from AAPM in 2016. Here’s an excerpt: What is […]