PCSS-O Webinar: Doc, What Else Can I Do? The Evidence Behind Alternative/Complimentary Chronic Pain Management

Prescribers’ Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies (PCSS-O) is a three year grant funded by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). It is a collaborative project led by American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) with: American Dental Association (ADA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine (AOAAM), American Psychiatric Association (APA), American Society for Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN), and International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA). These organizations are providing training and education on the safe and effective prescribing of opioid medications in the treatment of pain and/or opioid addiction.

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Doc, What Else Can I Do? The Evidence Behind Alternative/Complimentary Chronic Pain Management
Sponsored by APA
Speaker: Michael Saenger, M.D., FACP, Fellow, National VA Quality Scholars Program, Assistant Professor, Emory University School of Medicine, Consultant for Chronic Pain Management, Grady Health System

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This webinar will highlight the evidence regarding Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) for chronic pain, particularly chronic low back pain.  As new information (often conflicting and confusing) is constantly arising, evidence based practice principles will be demonstrated to analyze the validity strength of specific evidence and the clinical significance of study findings. Various CAM therapies will be covered including:
**  Natural Products (e.g., "Devil's Claw" and Glucosamine)
**  Mind-Body Practices (e.g. Yoga and Mindfulness)
**  Manipulative and Body Practices (e.g. Spinal Manipulation, Massage Therapy, Acupuncture and Prolotherapy)
**  Whole Medical Systems (e.g. Ayuvedic, Traditional Chinese and Homeopathic Medicine)
Summary recommendations for integrative care will give direction to answering your patient's question, "Doc, what else can I do?"                                                                                                                                                


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Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by Prescribers’ Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies (1H79TI023439) from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.