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If you are in the Louisville, KY area TONIGHT International Pain Foundation's Abuse Deterrent Medications Video will be featured on CBS WLKY nightly news during a story on access to care covering ADM's; please tune in! http://www.wlky.com/ sometime between 5pm and 6:30pm
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Interprofessional Pain Management: The Importance of Collaboration

"Both interdisciplinary and integrative approaches in chronic pain management are now considered best practices....Unfortunately, the current state of medical education and health care delivery present a number of barriers that must be overcome to make this a reality." Read more: http://pain-practitioner.aapainmanage.org/doc/american-academy-of-pain-management/the-pain-practitioner---spring-2016/2016032301/#14
american academy of pain managemen The Pain Practitioner Spring 2016 integrated pain management the importance of collaboration ALSO INSIDE: Interprofessional
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This supports numerous prior research studies that have been conducted on the issue, including a 2010 study in the journal Anesthesiology. In that study, researchers reported that smoking produces profound changes in physiology, and that it is also a risk factor for chronic pain.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, smoking is leading cause of preventable death, killing nearly half a million people in the country each year. They also report that it causes immediate damage to your body (1), but what most people are not aware of is that it may also play a role …
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Dr. Wayne B. Jonas from the Samueli Institute wrote a guest blog post for us on using data to improve pain care: http://blog.aapainmanage.org/maximize-data-improve-pain-care/
Health care organizations are constantly seeking ways to improve pain care, but often make decisions that are not based on data. By having outcomes data, these organizations are more likely to provide sustainable and evidence-based care. “You need to have a handle on outcomes before you start changing processes,” noted former U.S. Army Surgeon GeneralContinue Reading››
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Barby Ingle
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iPain WEBINAR: Effective Strategies for Chronic Pain Management: Stem Cell Therapy Technologies with Dr. Elliot Lander on February 22, 2016 6pm EASTERN - 3pm PACIFIC Register - https://form.jotform.com/powerofpain/stem-cell-webinar-registration #iPain
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Considering family medical expenses today, the cost of one #RifeDigitalMachine for the entire family is affordable. With one machine, treat the whole family.
 
Considering family medical expenses today, the cost of one #RifeDigitalMachine for the entire family is affordable. With one machine, treat the whole family.
In response to your genuine question, let me first ask you some questions: How many members are in your family? One, two, three or more? How often does someone get sick or have some sort of aches or pains they regularly suffer from? How often does your family have to go to the doctor?
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Prepared in conjunction with a forthcoming article to be published by Anesthesiology Clinics of North America, this state-by-state research illustrates that policies related to pain management and opioid prescribing are inconsistent, both within and across states: http://blog.aapainmanage.org/state-state-laws-regulations-guidelines-pain-management/
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Webinar This Wednesday, 1/13: Integrative Pain Care Best Practices
Join the Samueli Institute to learn best practices for integrative care, gain insights on increasing utilization of integrative therapies, and a means of rapid-cycle testing to quickly share and scale success: http://blog.aapainmanage.org/chronic-pain-collaborative-innovators-to-report-out-on-results-2/
Truly innovative pain clinics across the nation are working to build integrative practices that help patients manage chronic pain through seamless access to drugless therapies and self-care. In 2015, more than 40 leaders in chronic pain management participated in the Chronic Pain Breakthrough Collaborative, a learning network convened by Samueli Institute, in which participants learnContinue Reading››
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Celeste Cooper

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The nitty gritty laid out for you my chronic pain pals. Read my comment on the blog if you like, warning I get real with you. But please, follow the comment link in the second paragraph. http://paindr.com/cdc-all-we-want-for-christmas-is-our-two-front-tweets/#comment-285551
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Joanna Katzman, President of the American Academy of Pain Management, on the biggest public health crisis when it comes to pain management: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GqwKGPIhaE
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@powerofpain is a national 501-c-3 charity that transforms shame into understanding, statistics into people, and raises awareness into action. Make a donation or join the efforts www.powerofpain.org

Steven Richeimer

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The more “tools” they have at their disposal to help them manage the pain, the better. Different things appeal to and work for everyone, so the key is to knowing what options are available, and then finding the ones that work for each person.

What we are learning through repeated studies is that those who have resilient personalities tend to be more successful with their chronic pain management.
The millions of people who suffer from chronic pain know that they need as many effective options as they can find when it comes to finding some relief. The more “tools” they have at their disposal to help them manage the pain, the better. Different things appeal to and work for everyone, so the key …
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The National Pain Strategy Has Been Released!

The National Pain Strategy, the federal government’s first coordinated plan for reducing the burden of chronic pain that affects millions of Americans, has been released by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

We interviewed Christin Veasley, Co-Founder of the Chronic Pain Research Alliance, to explore what the National Pain Strategy is all about. Watch and learn now: http://blog.aapainmanage.org/overview-national-pain-strategy/

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The National Pain Strategy, the federal government’s first coordinated plan for reducing the burden of chronic pain that affects millions of Americans, has been released by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. We interviewed Christin Veasley, Co-Founder of the Chronic Pain Research Alliance, toContinue Reading››
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Royal Rife

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Are you getting the full benefit out of your #RifeDigitalMachine? If you aren't getting the results you want, review the #RifeDigitalMachinesBlog article "Mistakes Rife Users Make".
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We've issued guiding principles for clinicians who prescribe opioid therapy for their patients. Read it now: http://blog.aapainmanage.org/co-prescribing-of-naloxone-in-conjunction-with-opioid-therapy/
A Statement from the American Academy of Pain Management The United States is in the midst of two extraordinarily challenging and persistent public health crises. Chronic pain was noted by the Institute of Medicine in its 2011 report, Relieving Pain in America, to affect more than 100 million Americans, and to cost $560-$635 billion dollarsContinue Reading››
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Politics and Pain: Strange Bedfellows or Untapped Opportunity?

Commentary from Bob Twillman, PhD and the Academy's Executive Director: http://pain-practitioner.aapainmanage.org/doc/american-academy-of-pain-management/winter2015high2/2016011201/#6
american academy of pain management No Life Limited by Pain The Pain Practitioner Winter 2015 No Life Limited By Pain 2015 THE 26TH ANNUAL MEETING INSIDE: 2015
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horrible last few pain days here! almost as if the pain medication isn't even working at all. got me in the gutters ... stupid rsd ruins so much! after a decade or so with this beast, you'd think i'd weather it better ... but this recently flare is making me wonder if the RSD is just getting more/more intense ... or I'm just getting worse at coping.
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weather changes and storm fronts have a huge affect on our pain levels. the way I understand it is that it is actually the "barometric pressure" (basically the "weight"of the air) an those changes can increase or decrease the amount of pressure our bodies feel... minutely but it does make a difference.

I'm glad ur past ur suicidal thoughts.if u have them again, please don't hesitate to speak up, let us try to encourage you. if u circle me/add me you can then chat with me on Google Hangout. I also use whatsapp and Skype and telegram...

try to stay strong. I hope u feel some relief!
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Celeste Cooper

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Exposing the evidence inadequacy in the preliminary guidelines for opioid prescribing. Read what student pharmacists and post-graduate doctoral pharmacy residents had to say in their comment and follow the link to make your own. Today is the LAST day. Has your caretaker commented? Do it today or forever hold your peace.
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Anyone know of, ever hear of a connection between 'low creatine levels' and 'rsd/crps' ?
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+Rebecca Labauve did ya circle me? if so, message me on google hangouts when you get a chance [i'm in the usa pacific time zone ... west coast :) but you can msg anytime]
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Jason M

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Possibly Controversial Question
Ok, so I have RSD, I am on Tramadol and Lyrica. Somebody, well a handful of somebodies, have suggested adding Marajauna [legal for both Medicinal and Recreational use in my State] to help combat flares etc.

Thoughts? Have you tried it for Pain Management? Did it work [ie help]? Do you know of any adverse reactions with Tramadol or Lyrica and Marajauna?

Input appreciated
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+Jason M  Also,  Be careful mixing  Lyrica and Tramadol. They are both sedatives.  If you had a high CBD strain you ,might not even need lyrica as the are both anti-consultants . 

Same thing with mixing cannabis and these 2. Cannabis is potentially sedating.  The strains for pain often even more so , ( since old CBD can become CBN which is sedating. ) .  Marijuana alone wont make you stop breathing. It usually raises your heart rate. But the other two drugs can suppress your respiration in high enough doses. Taking a high dose of both,  and adding s sedating strain of Cannabis might have some danger. 

i wouldnt be surprised of you modulate your other doses for pain,  and time them for sleeping. The same here. Some people( not me ) sleep well on cannabis so you might not need high dosages of the other two. 
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Why patients who need more medication to treat their pain will suffer under the proposed CDC opioid guidelines: http://blog.aapainmanage.org/op-ed-from-bob-twillman-dont-tie-the-hands-of-pain-management-clinicians/
Bob Twillman, the Academy’s Executive Director, wrote a piece for USA Today entitled, Don’t Tie the Hands of Clinicians: Opposing View, that explains why patients who need more medication to treat their pain will suffer under the proposed CDC opioid guidelines because they need more medication to treat their pain, and won’t be able toContinue Reading››
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