February 1, 2013
Learning The Evidence Behind Alternative/Complementary Chronic Pain Management - Emphasis on Chronic Low Back Pain - Part Two
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
This webinar will continue Dr. Saenger's presentation of 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. The session will cover various CAM therapies, including:
** Natural, Biologically Based Products (example of Devil's Claw)
** Manipulation and Body Based Practices (examples of Spinal Manipulation, Massage, Acupuncture and Alexander's Technique)
** Energy Medicine (example of Reiki)
The "big picture" of where CAM fits into our biopsychosocial care of individual patients with chronic pain will be discussed and references for further study provided.
Please access the presentation slides.