Non-Opioid and Alternative Approaches to Pain
This module summarizes evidence on the use of exercise, acupuncture, spinal manipulative therapies, herbs, dietary supplements and other complementary approaches for pain. Discusses how to use NSAIDs most effectively to treat pain and prevent acute pain from becoming chronic pain.
This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals.
Upon completion of this module, the learner should be able to:
- List 3 dietary supplements that are effective for treating osteoarthritis.
- Identify 3 CAM modalities that are effective for treating chronic pain.
- Describe how prophylactic non-opioid treatment can prevent sensitization.
- Compare and contrast the synergistic effects of COX-1 and COX-2 inhibitors on pain.
The material presented in this continuing medical education program is being made available for educational purposes and does not reflect the official views or policies of the DC Department of Health unless explicitly stated.
Raymond Dionne, DDS, MS, PhD
Eastern Carolina University
Georgetown University Medical Center
Director, Jacobs Institute of Women's Health
The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health
- Susan F. Wood, PhD
- Dr. Raymond Dionne serves on the scientific advisory board of Charleston Laboratories and the Global Pain Faculty of GlaxoSmithKline. He has consulted with the pharmaceutical industry in the past. He also serves on the editorial board of the Compendium, Applied Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Clinical Pharmacology and Translational Medicine.
- Dr. Adriane Fugh-Berman discloses that she is a paid expert witness at the request of plaintiffs in litigation regarding pharmaceutical marketing practices. She is also a subcontractor to George Washington School of Public Health.
- 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.50 Completion
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