Individualized Pain Care
In this course, explore how clinical decision-making processes, including patient sub-classification, related to pain disorders provide knowledge to healthcare practitioners to tailor individualized care improve patient’s outcomes.
Robb Russell, DC
AIHM 2019 Annual Conference
Time to Complete
What you will learn
Usual care for pain in the United States has emphasized medications, all too frequently opioids, rest and often ineffective, yet highly reimbursable, interventions. This approach has translated into a skyrocketing numbers of individuals who have become addicted to opioids, swelled the numbers of people living with significant functional limits and led to large numbers unable to work. The direct and indirect costs of poorly treated pain are enormous and worsening. Numerous studies have pointed to multidisciplinary care including acupuncture, behavioral health, chiropractic, occupational and physical therapy, to name only a few approaches, for treating pain. Current clinical practice guidelines recommend specific non-pharmacological therapies as front-line treatments ahead of pharmacological treatment for the management of low back pain, neck pain, and osteoarthritis of the hip, knee, and hand. Yet guidelines are often deficient at helping healthcare practitioners select optimal management for specific patients. In this course, explore how clinical decision-making processes, including patient sub-classification, related to pain disorders provide knowledge to healthcare practitioners to tailor individualized care improve patient’s outcomes.By the end of this course, learners will be able to:
- Assess the current state of pain management in the US.
- Summarize recommendations from clinical guidelines for pain.
- Explain how integrative and personalized options can be incorporated in a practical manner consistent with guidelines and evidence-informed resources.
- Explore how stratification, sub-classification and targeted care plans can be created to avoid one-size fits all management.
Certificate of Completion
Included in this course
Robb Russell, DC
Faculty Disclosures: This speaker has no relevant relationships with commercial interests to disclose.
Dr. Russell is the Assistant Vice President and Clinical Chief of Staff at SCU Health System. He graduated from San Diego State University in 1978 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in biology. He graduated from Southern California University of Health Sciences, Los Angeles College of Chiropractics in 1982. Until 2011 he practiced in a multi-specialty clinic in Long Beach before joining the faculty of Southern California University of Health Sciences (SCU) in 2012. He has held several leadership positions in the chiropractic profession, including Chairman of the Chiropractic Section of Pacific Hospital of Long Beach. He has held several posts with the California Chiropractic Association, serving on the board of directors and also as Vice President of Internal Affairs. For ten years he served as the Exam Commissioner and Expert Consultant for the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners and served 15 years as an Examiner for the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Dr. Russell has published several articles in chiropractic magazines and journals, and made presentations before chiropractic and medical conferences.
The CME for this course has expired, however you will continue to have access to your purchased content.
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.