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.
4:45–5:45 pm Saturday, March 9

The Pain Psychology Imperative: Increasing Access, Improving Care (319)

Although Academy members hear much about “pain psychology,” there are many questions regarding how to find them and integrate them into their practices to maximize interdisciplinarity. This symposium will demystify pain psychology, providing attendees with concrete information regarding the benefits that the discipline offers to physicians as well as patients.

Physician Perspectives on the Role and Value of Pain Psychology

W. Michael Hooten, MD

Psychologist Perspectives on the Role and Value of Pain Psychology

Jennifer Murphy

The Ethical Imperative to Train More Pain Psychologists

Michael Schatman, PhD

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the benefits with which affiliation with pain psychologists can provide their practices.
  • Employ strategies for integrating pain psychologists into their practices.
  • Identify strategies for optimal reimbursement and effective communication tools to increase physician and patient buy-in.

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.

Ravi Prasad, PhD


Robert P. Cowan, MD

9:45–10:45 am Sunday, March 10

Managing Complex Chronic Pelvic Pain: An Interdisciplinary Approach (405)

Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) affects as many as 30% of people worldwide. The co-occurence of complex CPP in patients with multiple other common chronic pain conditions is under recognized. A multidisciplinary faculty will describe the assessment and treatment of complex CPP and present new insights into its pathophysiology as well as new treatment modalities.

New Insights into Neurological Disorders Associated with Complex Pelvic Pain: Impact on Assessment and Treatment

Charles E. Argoff, MD

How Can Neuromodulation Be Effectively Incorporated into the Treatment of the Person with Complex Chronic Pelvic Pain

Julie Pilitsis, MD PhD

Complex Chronic Pelvic Pain: Principles of Assessment and Treatment

Elise De, MD PhD

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate the person presenting with CPP in general as well specifically for the management of their painful symptoms upon completion of this session.
  • Treat the person with CPP in a multidisciplinary manner upon completion of this session.
  • Evaluate the person with CPP for specific underlying diagnoses that may assist in their improving treatment outcome upon completion of this session.
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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