4:45–5:45 pm Saturday, March 9

Facial Pain Syndromes: A Practical Approach to Orofacial, Dental, Cranial Neuralgia, and Atypical Facial Pain Syndromes (320)

Facial pain syndromes are a common referral to the pain medicine specialist, but frequently misdiagnosed. This session will provide a practical approach to distinguishing facial pain generators and an evidenced based multimodal (pharmacologic, CBT, interventional, surgical) treatment algorithm for dental, oromaxillofacial, cranial neuralgia, and atypical facial pain syndromes.

Oromaxillofacial and Dental Pain Syndromes

Kevin I. Reid, DDS

Cranial Neuralgias and Atypical Facial Pain

James C. Watson, MD

Multimodal Facial Pain Treatments

Alexander Feoktistov, MD

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the diagnostic approach to determining the pain generator in a patient presenting with facial pain.
  • Identify the pathophysiology and classification of trigeminal neuralgia and other facial pain conditions.
  • Describe an evidence based algorithmic approach to the treatment options for patients with facial pain: pharmacological, CBT, interventional, and surgical.
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3:30–4:30 pm Saturday, March 9

Headache for the Pain Practitioner (316)

Migraine is the second most common type of pain experienced in the US. It is important for the pain provider to understand how to effectively manage this common pain complaint. The goal of this session is to address updates in headache treatment, medically and interventionally for the pain practitioner.

Chronic Migraine: I Have Tried Everything I Know How to Do, Now What?

Meredith J. Barad, MD

Is There a Role for Nerve Blocks in Headache?

Nathaniel Marc Schuster, MD

Cervicogenic Headache: Diagnosis and Treatment

Narayan Kissoon, MD

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the most up to date treatment recommendations for migraine and the most interesting research from the past year.
  • Assess the role of nerve blocks in headache treatment.
  • Identify the difference between cervicogenic headache and migraine and the treatment differentiations.
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Moderator:

Meredith J. Barad, MD

Speakers:

Nathaniel Marc Schuster, MD

Narayan Kissoon, MD

It Takes a Village to Raze a Headache: Interdisciplinary Management of Primary Headaches (312)

Migraine headache can be challenging to manage due to its presentation as a chronic condition with acute episodes. Optimal management of migraines requires an interdisciplinary approach that addresses the wide range of biopsychosocial factors that play a role in its onset and maintenance. Through representative case presentations, this course will illustrate best practices for comprehensive care of patients with difficult to manage headaches.

Psychological Approaches to Headache Management

Ravi Prasad, PhD

Medical Approaches to Headache Management

Robert Cowan, MD

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the acute and chronic components of migraine headache.
  • Discuss the medical treatment interventions used to treat migraine headache.
  • Apply the psychological treatment interventions used to treat migraine headache.
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Moderator:

Ravi Prasad, PhD

Speakers:

Robert P. Cowan, MD

Headache and Orofacial Pain Medicine SIG Meeting

A meeting place for people who are interested in headache and orofacial pain, a group intended to bring together pain practitioners from different specialties including anesthesia, neurology, primary care, psychology, and dentistry to promote interdisciplinary idea exchange and research collaboration and education.

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8:30–9:30 am Sunday, March 10

Practical Manual Medicine Techniques to Use in the Office for Cervicogenic Headache and Sacroiliac Pain (401)

This will be a session to discuss and practice some physical and structural examination as well as muscle energy manual medicine treatment techniques for the sacral and cervical regions, as well as myofascial and the counter strain techniques for the cervical region. It will include some hands-on components that will allow a participant to feel comfortable trying these techniques on a patient or making better decisions for referral.

Indirect Manual Medicine Techniques in Cervical Spine by Myofascial Release and Counterstrain

James W. Atchison, DO

Muscle Energy Techniques for SacroIliac Joint Dysfunction

Arthur Kalman

Muscle Energy Treatment of Upper Cervical Spine for Headaches

Ben Marshall, DO

Learning Objectives:

  • Use hands-on palpatory skills to identify key muscle and bone landmarks in the cervical and sacral region, and assess alignment and movement patterns.
  • Describe and apply muscle energy (ME) treatment principles for somatic dysfunction in the cervical and sacroiliac regions.
  • Discuss the potential benefits and risks of manual treatments in the cervical and sacral regions, and refer her appropriately for treatment when indicated.
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