Course overview

Integrative Approach to Chronic Pain

Participants will explore the conceptual framework of integrative chronic pain treatment that expands beyond present pharmacologic centered approaches and apply what they learn to solve clinical cases.

Alan Remde, MD, ABIHM, AAFP

 Board Review Series

AIHM 2017 Annual Conference

 Required Lessons


 Time to Complete

30 minutes

 Non-CME Eligible*

0 Credits 

What you will learn

  • Course Summary

  • Chronic pain leads to extensive suffering, health care utilization and cost and is a central factor in the opioid epidemic. First half of workshop: we will explore the conceptual framework of integrative chronic pain treatment that expands beyond present pharmacologic centered approaches, including levels of evidence and practical application of psychosocial, mind/body, nutritional and natural medicine elements of this new paradigm Second half: small groups will apply what they learned to solve clinical cases, with time for discussion Extensive practical resource lists & literature review supporting concepts will allow the participant to apply the new paradigm in their practice.
    By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

    • Explain why chronic pain is often a vicious cycle and how to engage the patient to help break this cycle
    • Apply three (3) key nutritional and natural medicine modalities to improve CNS pain processing pathways
    • Discuss how to access at least three (3) mind-body integration modalities or resources to support healing of chronic pain

Course includes:

  • Video recording
  • Downloadable audio
  • Speaker handout(s)
  • 1 Quiz
  • 1 Evaluation
  • Certificate of Completion

Included in this course

Course Faculty

Alan Remde, MD, ABIHM, AAFP

About Alan
Dr. Remde has a long-held interest in evidence-based integrative medicine, which brings together the best of different healing systems into a new whole. He enjoys working with patients on integrative modalities such as whole foods nutrition, mind/body medicine, therapeutic movement and botanicals, as well as conventional family medicine to create their own unique path to healing.

Born in New Jersey, he went to Rutgers Medical School, completed his family practice residency at University Hospital – Somerset, and then did a year of fellowship training in sports medicine at the Institute for Sports Medicine in Hamilton, New Jersey. In 2015, he completed a two-year fellowship in integrative medicine.

At St. Luke’s, he serves as one of the core faculty, as well as director of the curriculum and research for the Warren Family Medicine residency. His research interests focus on integrative approaches to chronic pain, nutrition and musculoskeletal medicine, and he has published research papers and chapters in these fields.

*CME/CEU Credits

The CME for this course has expired, however you will continue to have access to your purchased content. 

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This course is self-paced with no set beginning or end date. You may complete this course on your own schedule and pace. Enrolling in and purchasing this course grants you access to its contents in perpetuity.