Understand invasive pain management interventions and their impact on personal injury cases.
Medical and Life Care Consulting hosted a complimentary webinar aimed at helping medico-legal professionals gain a better understanding of invasive pain management interventions and their impact on personal injury cases.
“Invasive analgesic therapies provided an alternative to the medical management of chronic pain. With the growing incidence of chronic pain not only in the United States but worldwide, more therapies had evolved to address the increasing demand for pain relief options. These therapies included spinal injections, nerve blocks, radiofrequency ablation, neurostimulation, and intrathecal drug delivery.” – Medical Clinics of North America
Types of chronic pain:
• Nerve pain
• Joint pain
• Discogenic pain
• Myofascial pain
How pain is diagnosed:
• MRI findings
• Physical exam findings
• Response to treatment, i.e.: injections, manual therapy
• Physical therapy
• Medications- neuropathic medications, anti-inflammatory, local anesthetic, compounding creams
• Injections- facet, si joint, epidural steroid injections, medial and lateral branch blocks, diagnostic versus therapeutic, IA joint injections, trigger point injections
• Nerve blocks
• Spinal cord stimulators
• Stellate ganglion block
Correlating the patient’s response with the diagnosis
How to allocate long-term treatment for chronic pain into the life care plan_
1:45 Meet the Speakers
4:13 What is Pain?
5:19 Types of Pain
5:32 Acute Pain
5:52 Chronic Pain
6:21 Neuropathic Pain
6:46 Redicular Pain
7:17 How Pain is Diagnosed
7:32 Physical Exam
10:45 CT Scan, X-ray, MRI, EMG & Discogram
14:10 Noninvasive Treatments
14:25 Physical Therapy
15:30 Aquatic Therapy
15:50 Acupuncture Treatment
16:34 Chiropractic Therapy
16:53 Medication Management
18:31 Interventional Procedures
23:41 Nerve Blocks & Infusions
27:50 Spinal Cord Stimulators
33:01 What is a Spinal Cord Stimulator?
33:40 How a Spinal Cord Stimulator Works
35:17 Types of Spinal Cord Stimulators
37:50 Intrathecal Pain Pump
42:17 How does it Work?
44:24 How to Allocate Long-Term Treatment for Chronic Pain into the Life Care Plan
45:49 Q&A Section
Cynthia Bourbeau is a Massachusetts Registered Nurse and certified as a Rehabilitation Nurse, Case Manager, Nurse Life Care Planner, and ...
Cindy Fleury has over 30 years of case management experience within workers’ compensation and has supported hundreds of medico-legal cases...
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