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The Pain Practitioner
What Did Frida Kahlo, Florence Nightingale and Charles Darwin Have in Common?
They all suffered from conditions that cause pain and fatigue, the hallmarks of fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia has afflicted sufferers throughout recorded history, long before there was a name for it. Job describes his pain in the Bible: ”Days of pains are my life and at night my bones are pierced and the pains that make me suffer do not let me any rest.” Continue reading

 
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 Policy and Advocacy Update
AIPM Executive Director Testifies at FDA Hearing on Opana ER

"I find myself concerned about the direction we seem to be headed here,” said Bob Twillman, PhD, FAPM and Executive Director of the Academy of Integrative Pain Management, on March 14, 2017, when he testified at the FDA Hearing on Opana ER. Read the transcript here.

Real Patient Story
"Thank You For Giving Me My Life Back"
Charles E. Renner, OTR, CHT, Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist


How occupational therapy helped a chronic pain patient who couldn't walk from her house to her mailbox without crying. Watch here.
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Research Abstract
Integrative Acupuncture and Spinal Manipulative Therapy for Low Back Pain
Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

This study assessed the feasibility of a large-scale randomized controlled trial to examine whether an integrative care model combining spinal manipulative therapy and acupuncture can lead to better outcomes for low back pain than either therapy alone.
Read more here.
1-hour CME Learning Opportunity
Laughter is the Best Medicine
Faculty: Jay Sandweiss, DO, C-NMM/OMM, FAAMA

Learn about the behind the physiology of laughter, and evidence for the healing effects of humor for pain management. Now available free for AIPM members! Take the course here.

AIPM Shared Interest Group (SIG) Update
Nutrition in Pain Management

From elimination diets for pain management to nutritional approaches to headache disorders, our Nutrition SIG members are busy planning events and main stage lectures for our upcoming 28th Annual Meeting in San Diego. If you have expertise and would like to assist with planning any of these events, contact Robert Bonakdar and Nancy Cotter.  If you’d like to join this SIG, email Whitney O’Donnell.

 

The Pain Practitioner
Access The Pain Practitioner Archives for FREE!

Did you know that you can access past issues of our magazine, The Pain Practitioner, going back to December 2015? They're all available in our online newsstand and you can read them on your desktop, tablet or mobile device. Access the newsstand here.

1-hour CME Learning Opportunity
Dos and Don’ts: Safe Prescribing of OTC Analgesics
Faculty: Shauna Pittman, PharmD

For patient safety, pain providers need to be aware of the available agents and specific products used by their patients. OTC analgesics, when used carefully, can be an effective part of a patient’s pain management plan
. Now available free for AIPM members! Take the course here.

Commercial Opportunity
NEW! Cross-Platform Sponsor Packages Now Available

We are pleased to announce new, cross-platform sponsor packages! They are the ideal way to get your message in front of all AIPM audiences throughout the year: at our Annual Meeting in San Diego; in our magazine and e-newsletter; and in our blog and social media feeds.
Download our Media Kit here. If you would like more information about advertising, contact Leslie Ringe (leringe@verizon.net; 215-343-7363).

 
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