Learning The Evidence Behind Alternative Complementary Chronic Pain Management: Emphasis on Chronic Low Back Pain - Part One

January 25, 2013

Doc, What Else Can I Do?  Learning The Evidence Behind Alternative/ Complementary Chronic Pain Management: Emphasis on Chronic Low Back Pain  - Part One

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
Karen Drexler, M.D.
Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Emory University
Director, Substance Abuse Treatment Program
Atlanta VA Medical Center

This webinar will highlight 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. Various CAM therapies will be covered including:
**  Natural Products (e.g., "Devil's Claw" and Glucosamine)
**  Mind-Body Practices (e.g. Yoga and Mindfulness);
**  Manipulative and Body Practices (e.g. Spinal Manipulation, Massage Therapy, Acupuncture and Prolotherapy); and
**  Whole Medical Systems (e.g. Ayuvedic, Traditional Chinese and Homeopathic Medicine)
Summary recommendations for integrative care will give direction to answering your patient's question, "Doc, what else can I do?"

Please access the presentation slides.