CDC Recommendations for Nonopioid Treatments in the Management of Chronic Pain
Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Tomorrow
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern Time)
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Between 1999-2014, nonopioid treatments for chronic pain were used less frequently while the amount of opioids prescribed in the United States quadrupled. Unfortunately, long-term opioid use for chronic pain is associated with serious risks, including abuse, dependence, and overdose. In addition, there is insufficient evidence to determine whether pain relief, function, or quality of life improves with long-term opioid therapy.
The CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain provides recommendations for safer and more effective prescribing of opioids for chronic pain in patients 18 years of age and older in outpatient settings outside of active cancer treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life care.
During this COCA Call, a case study will be used to illustrate how clinicians can identify appropriate treatment strategies for chronic pain. In addition, clinicians will learn about the effectiveness and risks of nonopioid medications and nonpharmacologic treatments for chronic pain.
- State the evidence related to effectiveness and potential risks associated with nonopioid treatments for chronic pain.
- Outline nonpharmacologic and nonopioid pharmacologic treatment options for various chronic pain conditions.
- Review patient evaluation methods that can be used to identify the most appropriate treatment options for chronic pain.
- Describe the role of patient beliefs and expectations, and value of exercise, education, and nonopioid drug treatments in the management of musculoskeletal pain complaints.
Deborah Dowell, MD, MPH
Senior Medical Advisor
Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention
National Center for Injury Control and Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
James Robinson, MD, PhD
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Center for Pain Relief and Bone and Joint Clinics
University of Washington
David J. Tauben, MD, FACP
Chief, Division of Pain Medicine
Hughes M & Katherine G Blake Endowed Professor
Departments of Medicine and Anesthesia & Pain Medicine
University of Washington
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