How Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) Control Pain and their Use Clinically
Arnold Caplan, PhD
The fact that perivascular cells can differentiate into MSCs and these cells produce molecules that sit on opioid receptors opens up a new logic for the control of pain at various anatomical locations. The scientific logic and basis for using MSCs for pain management will be the focus of the lecture. New vehicles for pain management will be discussed.
- Define a Mesenchymal Stem Cell (MSC).
- Discuss how MSCs are involved in pain management.
- Discuss the clinical ramifications of intrinsic mechanisms of pain management.
Regenerative Medicine in 2019: Basic Principles and Practical Considerations for Pain Physicians
Dmitri Souza, MD PhD
This session will examine recent developments in clinical and basic science relevant to regenerative medicine interventions for chronic pain. The critical analysis of the advantages and disadvantages of regenerative medicine techniques pertinent to pain practice will be discussed.
- Define key clinical science advancements and utilization of regenerative medicine for chronic pain
- General Session III (104): Radiofrequency
- Practical Manual Medicine Techniques to Use in the Office for Cervicogenic Headache and Sacroiliac Pain (401)
- New Safety Considerations for Interventional Pain: Risks Associated with Cumulative use of Steroid Injections, Short and Long-Term Complications of Disc Puncture and Provocation Discography (402)
- The Power of Groups: How, Why, When, and Where to Start a Pain Psychology Group (403)
- How to Get Published in Peer-Reviewed Journals (404)