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Interactive Exchange

Improving the Care of Patients With Chronic Pain

Individualized Assessment and Mechanism-Based Multimodal Treatment

Meeting Slides

Suggested Readings

Mechanism-Based Diagnoses of Musculoskeletal Pain

Key questions that can be used to identify symptoms characteristic of nociceptive, neuropathic, or centrally mediated chronic low back pain
Smart KM, et al. Clin J Pain. 2011;27:655-663.

Brief Pain Inventory-Short Form

A multidimensional pain assessment tool that asks patients to rate pain levels, responses to treatment, and effects on function and quality of life
Cleeland CS, Ryan KM. Ann Acad Med Singapore. 1994;23:129-138.

Physical Exam Overview for Chronic Low Back Pain

A structured approach to the physical exam, motor strength testing, and sensory evaluation for patients presenting with low back pain
Duffy RL. Prim Care. 2010;37:729-741, vi.

Ten Principles of Multidrug Therapy for Chronic Pain

A concise list of general recommendations that can guide clinicians in the prescription of medication combinations for chronic pain
Argoff CE, et al. Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2006;10:34-38.

Pain Anxiety Symptom Scale Short Form 20

A 20-item questionnaire that assesses the patient’s cognitive thoughts, pain-associated fear, physiologic arousal, and escape or avoidance behaviors in an effort to identify maladaptive thoughts or unhelpful behaviors related to chronic pain
McCracken LM, Dhingra L. Pain Res Manag. 2002;7:45-50.

Patient Health Questionnaire-9

A brief tool that can assist in the diagnosis of depression and the selection and monitoring of treatment in patients with chronic pain
Kroenke K, et al. J Gen Intern Med. 2001;16:606-613.

Interactive Presentation

Scientific Insights Into Nociception and Chronic Pain

Charles E. Argoff, MD


Relevant Resources

Persistent and Breakthrough Pain

Balancing the Benefits and Risk of Opioid-Based Therapy

Caring For Patients With Chronic Pain

Responsible Opioid Prescribing to Achieve Individualized Functional Goals

Acute Management of Migraine Attacks

Overcoming Pain and Gastrointestinal Distress to Improve Patient Outcomes

Opioid-Induced Constipation

Proactive Diagnosis and Targeted Management

Intrathecal Drug Delivery for Chronic Pain

Selecting Patients and Optimizing Long-Term Outcomes

Opioid-Induced Constipation

Proactive Diagnosis and Targeted Management

Clinical Issues in Chronic Pain

Consensus and Controversies for Responsible Opioid Prescribing

Intrathecal Drug Delivery for Chronic Pain

The Role of Nurses in Optimizing Long-term Outcomes

Intrathecal Drug Therapy for Chronic Pain

Evolving Best-Practice Strategies to Maximize Efficacy and Safety

Comprehensive Chronic Pain Management

A Focus on Patients With Opioid-Induced Constipation

Best Practices in Intrathecal Therapy for Chronic Pain

Patient Selection, Treatment Initiation, and Ongoing Monitoring

Overcoming Challenges in Cancer Pain Management

Engaging With Patients About Opioid-Induced Constipation

Can You Spot Axial Spondyloarthritis?

The PCP’s Role in Timely Recognition and Referral

Clinical Issues in Chronic Pain

Debates and Discussions About Therapeutically Targeting Nerve Growth Factor Signaling

Comprehensive Relief from Cancer Pain

Expanding the Conversation on Opioid-Induced Constipation

Comprehensive Cancer Pain Management

Let’s Talk Constipation