Integrative Pain Management
Pain often accompanies acute and chronic diseases; it can affect quality of life and ability to make good lifestyle and nutrition choices. Health professionals need to be familiar with pain physiology, treatments, motivational interviewing, and collaborative treatments. This is a book in the Dr. Andrew Weil Integrative Medicine Library.
“Dr. Bonakdar’s book provides practical information that is immediately applicable in patient care and transformative in clinical practice. This book is a body of knowledge that rethinks pain management from an area of frustration and suffering to one of hope and potential.” K.S. Welch, MD, ABFM, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston
Level 2 CPE
Suggested Performance Indicators: 4.2.7, 6.2.3, 8.3.6, 10.2.4, 10.2.11
CPE Type: 720 for Printed/Paper Tests, 740 for Web-based/Online Tests
Upon successful completion, the users will be able to:
1. Describe the integrative understanding of pain and compare two ways how it differs from traditional paradigms of care.
2. Explain three ways how being in chronic pain alters a person’s life.
3. Identify the physiology of pain and four contributing factors.
4. Describe two mechanisms through which psychosocial mediators can improve health.
5. Explain physiologically four complications of the inflammatory process.
6. List five nutrition interventions being used as therapies in dealing with pain.
7. Identify three herbs being used that show promise in controlling or diminishing pain.
8. Compare three differences between the following therapies: mindfulness-based, guided imagery, and biofeedback.
9. Describe two main therapies used for chronic abdominal pain and irritable bowel syndrome and identify how they work.
10. Identify three integrative therapies used for cancer related pain and three for lower back pain.
Why we chose this book
The authors show how they can reduce pain medication, side effects and improve mental and physical well-being by using integrative and nutritional therapies.
About the author
Robert Bonakdar, MD, FAAFP, is Director of Pain Management at the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine in LaJolla, California and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. Andrew Sukiennik, MD is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Tufts Medical School and Winchester Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.